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Listen, understand and act - developing modern scientific engagement

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On 28 November 1660, Sir Christopher Wren, the acclaimed architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, gave a lecture which marked the birth of the Royal Society. Five years later, Henry Oldenburg, as Secretary of the Royal Society, instigated the foundation of the very first academic journal entitled Philosophical Transactions. To commemorate 350 years of this academic exchange, the Royal Society hosted a unique conference in April 2015 entitled The Future of Scholarly Scientific Communication. In his opening remarks, Sir Paul Nurse, the President of the Royal Society, reminded participants…

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