Lord John Krebs, professor principal at Jesus College, Oxford University and one of Britain's leading environmentalists delivered the first in his series of three Messenger lectures on science and public policy on April 6, 2011.

Krebs focused on how policymakers react to scientific advice, illustrating with examples from current policy in relation the health and the environment.

The Messenger lectures are sponsored by the University Lectures Committee. The lectures were established in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger, who graduated from Cornell in 1880.

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