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ESOF Preview: What to see on Thursday 26 June

Science and democracy, biohacking, and public policy. Check out our recommendations for the last day of the Science in the City festival and the ESOF conference

More free Science in the City

The free and interactive Science in the City festival continues for one final day on Thursday at the Carlsberg City district, which is separated into seven areas with interactive exhibits, workshops, and presentations.

Science, democracy, and citizenship
On the Media stage, Tim Radford, David Budtz Pedersen, and Gunver Lystbaek Vestergaard discuss the complicated relationship between science and democracy.
When: 12.00-13.00. The event is open to the public.

Science Drop: Openness and Profitability
In the Explore district, Kopenlab is hosting a Science Drop, where participants are encouraged to share their opinions on open source science in relation to profitability.
When: 10:30-11:30. The event is open to the public.

Most of the stalls and installations throughout the Science in the City district are open until 3.00 or later, so make sure you find the time for one final stroll through the different districts!

See the photos from Saturday’s Science in the City events here.

ESOF conference programme

The quiet revolution of heritage and its implications for citizenship
This session will address how cultural heritage is being used and valued in new ways by communities of residents and citizens in a changing world.
Where: Little Carl, Dance Halls, Carlsberg City
When: 8.30-09.45

Nudges and public policy
In the last plenary talk of the conference, Harvard professor Cass R. Sunstein will discuss decision making in the context of public policy.
Where: Plenary Hall, TAP1, Carlsberg City
When: 11.30-12.30

Handover ceremony
At the handover ceremony Copenhagen will pass the torch to Manchester, where the next ESOF conference will take place in 2016. The event will feature a speech by General Director of Research and Innovation, European Commission Robert-Jan Smits, entertainment and a reception.
Where: TAP1, Plenary Hall, Carlsberg City
When: 12.30-13.30

Conference registration is necessary to attend. Day tickets for Thursday are available for 50€. You can register here.

The University Post is reporting live from Science in the City and ESOF. Keep an eye out on the site for our reporting on the events!

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