John Maddox Prize

Nominations are now open for the 2016 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science. Now in its fifth year, this unique international prize recognises the work of an individual who promotes sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.

Could you help spread the word and share this with your networks? (#MaddoxPrize on Twitter) And it would be great if you could start thinking about who you might nominate for the award. The deadline for entries is 1st August 2016.

John Maddox was a founding trustee of Sense about Science, and an inspirational figure to many. A passionate and tireless communicator and defender of science, Maddox engaged with difficult debates, inspiring others to do the same.

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