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The government has launched a consultation to develop a new Science and Society Strategy.

The initiative is designed to promote public engagement on complex scientific issues as well as encouraging more people to consider science as a career.

It will aim to bring together a a range of views from the general public, businesses and scientists among others on issues such as public trust in scientific research. The minister for science and innovation, Ian Pearson, unveiled the strategy at ThinkTank in the Birmingham Science Museum, and in his speech praised the role of the science centres and museums in making science more accessible.

"Genuine dialogue on science is an increasing feature of scientific debate, thanks to museums and the efforts of policy makers and scientists to harness communications tools like blogs, Second Life and e-voting," said Pearson.

Dr Goéry Delecôte, CEO of At-Bristol, expressed his support for the initiative, believing that public engagement will be vital to making science more accessible.

"Every year Explore-At-Bristol works with thousands of school children and local community with the aim of inspiring our visitors about science," he told Leisure Opportunities.

"Explore-At-Bristol is part of a national network of science centres and museums which have vast experience in this field. These organisations can help widen the impact of this initiative and foster a more permanent dialogue with younger people to enhance their engagement.

He added: "Speaking on behalf of Explore-At-Bristol, we are definitely on board to participate both individually and collectively to this national agenda."

The consultation process is due to run until 17 October, before the final strategy and implementation plan is published towards the end of the year.

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The government has launched a consultation to develop a new Science and Society Strategy.

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