Have You Heard? at Hanna Court

How times flies, we’ve been running Have you heard for almost a year now! In June the HYH team visited the residents of Hanna Court retirement community in Handforth for another great session about science in the news. We enjoyed hearing the group’s perspectives on a wide variety of science news stories, from cannabis treatments for epilepsy to the effects of plastic on the environment. It’s always fantastic to hear people speaking up about the topics that interest them and this was no exception. We also discussed the pitfalls of reporting science and how information can get lost along the way. We learned a lot about what catches this group’s attention and how they decide which stories to trust. At times the discussion was personal for both sides which made the session memorable for all involved. One resident said in feedback “Thank you so much for personalising science.”

We were also excited to share our newly printed infographic with some simple tips for reading science news stories. This got a good reception and we are looking forward to sharing it with other groups in future. If you are interested in HYH visiting you to discuss science in the news we would be happy to discuss a meeting, get in touch with us here.