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Ciencia, comunicación y sociedad: Un coloquio con Goyo Jiménez y Luis Quevedo

22 Nov 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Embassy of Spain



In a knowledge-based Society, science communication and scientific culture both play a key role to not only inspiring a new generation of high-skilled STEMM professionals, but also fostering critical thinking in general public.

Although science is part of the cultural heritage of a global world, we can question if science is actually embedded to the same level in different countries. For instance in Spain, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1906, claimed that the chariot of the Spanish Culture has the wheel of Science missing. After a century, has this perception changed? Has science become more popular thanks to a bigger activity and exposure of Spanish scientists? Or thanks to innovative approaches of science communication for all kind of public? On the other hand, it seems that the Anglo-Saxon Culture has a much established scientific tradition. If this is the case, what is the main reason? What can we learn from it?

To solve these and other questions, the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in London and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) organize a debate with Goyo Jiménez, artistic creator, comedian, and TV presenter (Orbita Laika, El Club de la Comedia, etc.) and Luis Quevedo, science communicator, director of the documentary “En busca del future perdido” and director of Noticias de la Ciencia, Salud y Tecnología for the NTN24 channel in the United States of America.

Through their comments and questions from the audience, we will shed light over the intersection between science, communication and society, as well as over the cultural differences in the approaches between different countries.


18:30. Welcome

Miguel Oliveros, Minister Counsellor for Cultural and Scientific Affairs

18:35. Debate “Science, Communication and Society”

Chaired by Lorenzo Melchor, Science Coordinator, Spanish Embassy in London

            Goyo Jiménez, artistic creator and TV presenter

            Luis Quevedo, science communicator

19:45. Drinks and nibbles

20:30. End

About Goyo Jiménez

Goyo Jiménez is a popular creator and artistic communicator that has worked successfully for years in Theatre, TV, Cinema, Radio, Internet, Media, Literature, Art… He has used humour as a tool to carry out many projects of different nature, all of them characterized by a deep passion for culture and knowledge. In the last few years, he has collaborated or led a good number of initiatives focused on science dissemination such as TVE Órbita Laika or his shows “Evoluzión” and “Más Difícil Todavía”. Likewise, he is working on new formats for television about language and History.

About Luis Quevedo

Luis Quevedo is a producer, TV presenter, entrepreneur and Spanish journalist renowned internationally. With a scientific background and trained in communication in Spanish Television TVE (Redes, Tres14), he has developed his science communication career mostly in the USA and Latin-America (Science Friday NPR, NTN24 TV, History Channel), and he has also been science journalist for Spanish newspaper El Mundo. He has been Managing Director for Imagine Science Films Festival of New York and has written and directed two awarded documentaries about human evolution. He is the co-founder of the podcast platform in Spanish CUONDA that has been awarded by Google, and adviser to the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. As a coach, Luis has taught in prestigious universities such as Columbia, Yale and City University of New York among others. In 2017, he will launch the documentary series “Los poderes extraordinarios del cuerpo humano” in the Movistar+ Spanish Channel CERO.

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Please note that this event will be in Spanish.


22 Nov 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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