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Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield is the Science Director at the Science Museum Group. He studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford and was the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble.

Highfield was the Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph for two decades, and the Editor of New Scientist between 2008 and 2011. He is a member of the Medical Research Council, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a visiting Professor at UCL and Oxford.

Session

Owning Science, Owning Knowledge

GR Raghavender, Chandrakant Lahariya, Roger Highfield and Arundhuti Dasgupta in conversation with Vikram Chandra

Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says, “Everyone should have the right ....to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.” Are the fruits of scientific discovery accessible to all those who need them or available only to the privileged few? An important session that discusses the provenance and equitable ownership of scientific, technical and medical knowledge in the context of the current pandemic crisis.