2019-2020 (scroll down for previous year(s))

#1. Science Proves Nothing.

#2. Induction, Deduction, Reduction.

#3. Nicht Einmal Falsch?

Video from 2016 – 2017 (on similar themes)…

#4. The Appliance of Science.

[My sincere apologies for the distortion of the audio in the video above.]

Whiteboard notes for this session are here.

#5. Is Peer Review Peerless?

Unfortunately, the audio failed entirely in the lecture capture video this week. My sincere apologies. Whiteboard notes for session #5 are here.

#6. What Is “University”?

See also this blog post.

#7. Science in a “Post-Truth” World

#8. How Insignificant is Significance?

#9. Cancelled due to UCU strike.

#10. Cancelled due to UCU strike.

#11 The Strumia Case



F34PPP #2 2017

F34PPP_#3 2017





F34PPP #8 2017

F34PPP #9 2017

F34PPP_#10 2017

2016 – 2017 

Introduction to F34PPP [Note that session content from year to year will differ somewhat from that advertised here as I would like to have F34PPP react to topical news stories pertinent to the module.]

1. Induction, Deduction, Reduction?

2. Wrong, Not even wrong, or Good enough?

3. Vive la Revolution?

4. Is peer review peerless?

5. Is science a public good?

6. Maybe, Minister?

7. The ‘real’ world?

8. Constructing Knowledge Invited seminar. Kristi Winters, GESIS (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences).

9. Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Foundation. Invited seminar. John Finney, UCL and the British Pugwash Group

10. Science in a ‘post-truth’ world