Science communication and engagement


Terms of reference


1 Introduction

What is science communication?

Our inquiry

2 Science awareness and communication

Public attitudes to science

Boaty McBoatface

Engagement with young people

Role of the media

False balance and sensationalism

The pressures of the embargo and open access

Press regulation

3 Science and policy-making

Government and dialogue

Government policy-making and consultations

The ‘anti-lobbying’ clause

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

24 March 2017