Myths and Realities : the issue of risk



This new series of debates will look at significant public and social issues, challenging some of the common myths and assumptions we make, and show the role social science plays to explain what is happening and point the way to solutions. 

The  next debate  is:  The Issue of Risk

Wed 18 November  6-7:30pm

British Library, Euston Road

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This debate explore the issues, misconceptions and facts around risk.  Speakers include:  

• Chair: Sir Bill Callaghan, Chair of the Legal Services Commission

• Neil Budworth, Corporate Health and Safety Manager for E.On UK  and Past President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

• Professor Jenny Kitzinger, Director of Research, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

• Professor Bridget Hutter, Professor of Risk Regulation  and Director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and  Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science

To find out more and to book tickets, please visit

Vicky McGuinness

Academy of Social Sciences

30 Tabernacle Street

London EC2A 4UE

T: +44 (0) 20 7330 0897/8