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Science and Society

Claudia Hammond explores health in the context of society with experts from medicine, neuroscience, history and art.

How does Science push Civilisation forward? When does Science lead the process and when does it take civilisation down as many wrong paths as it takes us forward. Science has given us understanding of the cosmos, penicillin, the human genome. It has also given us pollution, atomic bombs and a technological divide which means that for many civilisation is split between those who have access to science and its discoveries and those who do not.

The BBC World Service is joining forces with Wellcome Collection to create a new series of events and radio programmes that will explore scientific discoveries and approaches in health in the context of society and civilisation with international experts from the worlds of medicine, neuroscience, history and art.