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Bristol Politics Cafe

4 March 2015

PolicyBristol is collaborating with Bristol Politics Cafe to present a series of discussion evenings with academics from Experimental Psychology in the run-up to the May general election.

In a new initiative Policy Bristol is supporting the 'Bristol Politics Cafe' between now and the election. This politics cafe will involve a series of discussion evenings, during which University of Bristol and University of the West of England academics will hold talk on topics ranging from the EU to schools, media bias and cultural integration. 

Two professors from Experimental Psychology will give presentations in this series of talks. On the 11th of March, Professor Stephan Lewandowsky will discuss 'The Psychology of Bias and Misinformation: Climate change, vaccines and weapons of mass destruction'. On the 8th of April Professor Colin Davis will discuss 'How do we decide who to vote for? Social influence, bias and manipulation in electoral decision making'. 
These talks are intentionally held in a non-academic environment, whilst hoping that the knowledge and expertise within academic can help raise the level of debate and discussion in the run up to the election on May the 7th. 
For a full listing of talks can be found on the Policy Bristol Website.
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