Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television, or in the pub and wish you knew how to confidently evaluate them? In this six-part course, you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good. Such skills are invaluable if you are concerned about the truth of your beliefs, and the cogency of your arguments.
Dr Mona Bafadhel interviews Dr Ellie Williams, a post-doctoral researcher in the Structural Genomics Consortium, about her career to date.They discuss Ellie’s career pathway, her research, work/life balance and her interest in sewing.
Associate Professor Erika Mancini interviews Dr Mona Bafadhel, a Group Head in Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Chest Physician,about the highlights and challenges of having both a clinical and a research career.Dr Bafadhel explains why she chose to do this and also discusses what she enjoys doing outside of work.
Dr Ellie Williams interviews Associate Professor Erika Mancini,a Group Head in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, about her experiences as a woman in science. Erika started out her career as a physicist before moving to microbiology.They discuss Erika’s career pathway, Dorothy Hodgkin and whether Erika thinks things are…