Ever since the Cold War with its threat of nuclear holocaust, radiation has been held in awe.
But very few people die in nuclear accidents, in spite of the popular fear that they might.
The scientific basis for current nuclear radiation safety is ripe for fundamental re-examination, not because of an impending expansion of nuclear power, but because it asks the wrong questions.
Car park near the William Penney theatre.
The theatre entrance can be found on the A340 Basingstoke to Newbury road, just before the Heath End Roundabout at Tadley.
Talk Begins 19:30. Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be served from 7pm. The lecture is open to all, including children and non-members.
Wade Allison is Professor Emeritus at Oxford University. He is a nuclear and medical physicist with no connection to the nuclear industry. He is the author of "Radiation and Reason: the impact of science on a culture of fear”. He recently returned from a visit to Fukushima.