Ms Amanda Jo Grech, who has recently completed a Master in Creativity and Innovation at The Edward de Bono Institute, University of Malta, delivered a thought-provoking and stimulating talk about the nature of Science at Gozo’s inaugural Café Scientifique, held on Wednesday 12 October in Mgarr, Gozo. During this talk, entitled 'Science: White Coat or Coat of Many Colours?', Ms Grech argued for a plurality of attitudes towards what constitutes Science and urged the value of not putting Science into too small and rigid a box.
Afterwards she led a lively debate about the merits and demerits of definitions and labels which led to thoughts about what sets Science as an endeavour apart from any other discipline or, indeed, whether it should be considered apart. Thirty people attended the café style meeting and one academic commented that he had been engaged in scientific research for 30 years without ever pondering or questioning these issues. Café Scientifique organiser Colleen Bower remarked that 'this is a clear endorsement of the kind of innovative thinking that the Institute wants to promote'.
For more information about Café Scientifique, which will take place in Gozo every month throughout the academic year, please visit the following link.