Geeky reads

Geeky reads is a new feature of this blog: a collection of links to stories and other material that are relevant to the themes of The Geek Manifesto.

In today’s roundup:

Imran Khan, director of The Campaign for Science and Engineering, on the need for a “Kitemark” scheme to reward and recommend best practice in science and maths education.

Rosemary Bennett, in The Times (paywall) on the poor quality of expert witnesses giving evidence in the family courts.

Lisa Raffensperger, on the Campaign for Science and Engineering blog, explores how UK research and development spending stacks up against the rest of the G8.

Union of Concerned Scientists receives $1m donation towards a new Centre for Science and Democracy, to encourage evidence-based policy in the US.

Dick Taverne’s Sense About Science annual lecture poses the question: what has science ever done for us? The Guardian Science Weekly Podcast has it here.

About markgfh

Mark Henderson is Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health by supporting the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Geek Manifesto contains his personal views, not those of the Wellcome Trust. Before joining the Trust in January 2012, Mark was Science Editor of The Times, where he built a reputation as one of Britain's foremost science journalists and commentators. Mark's first book, 50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know, was published in 2009 by Quercus
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