Friday 20 November 2020 | 3:00pm

Angela Saini & Pragya Agarwal

Friday 20 November 2020 | 3:00pm

Angela Saini & Pragya Agarwal

£5.00 - Single event ticket
£25.00 - Festival Pass

What is race science and why has it seen a resurgence in recent years? How do we better understand the ways in which racism is perpetuated? 

In conversation with Alona Ferber, the New Statesman's Special Projects Editor

Angela Saini & Pragya Agarwal: Race Science & Unconscious Bias

What is race science and why has it seen a resurgence in recent years? How do we better understand the ways in which racism is perpetuated? Join us as we welcome two leading scientists: Pragya Agarwal, whose book SWAY: Unravelling Unconscious Bias examines the way our implicit biases affect how we perceive the world, our decision-making, and reinforce systemic and structural inequalities, and Angela Saini, whose Superior: The Return of Race Science charts how race science is experiencing a revival, fuelled by the misuse of science by certain political groups. Don’t miss what’s sure to be an enlightening event on the perniciousness of scientific racism and how we might unravel and hold ourselves accountable for our prejudices.  

In conversation with Alona Ferber, Special Projects Editor at the New Statesman 

Author Biographies

Angela Saini presents science programmes for the BBC and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the GuardianThe Sunday TimesNatureNational Geographic and Wired. She has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University, where she was chair of the student union’s anti-racism committee, and she is a former fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Angela’s work has won a string of national and international awards. Her last book, Inferior, was Physics World’s Book of the Year. Her first book, Geek Nation, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2011. In 2018 she was voted by her peers as one of the most respected journalists in the UK. 

Dr Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist, and a freelance journalist. She is a winner of Diverse Wisdom award from Hay House, was named as one of the 100 influential women in social enterprise in the UK, and one of 50 people creating change in the UK-India corridor on the High and Mighty list. Pragya has appeared on several international podcasts, radio and television channels, such as BBC Womans Hour, BBC Breakfast, Australian Broadcasting Service, and Canadian Radio. She organised the first ever TEDxWoman event in the north of the country, and has a podcast called ‘Outside the Boxes’. 

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