In Depth, Out Loud

Decolonise science: time to end another imperial era – podcast

Recent years have seen an increasing number of calls to “decolonise science”, even going so far as to advocate scrapping the practice and findings of modern science altogether. Tackling the lingering influence of colonialism in science is much needed. But there are also dangers that the more extreme attempts to do so could play into the hands of religious fundamentalists and ultra-nationalists.

This episode of The Conversation’s In Depth Out Loud podcast outlines the importance of finding a way to remove the inequalities promoted by modern science. All the while, ensuring its huge potential benefits work for everyone, instead of letting it become a tool for oppression. It is read by Stephen Harris.

You can read the text version of the article here.


The music in this podcast is Night Caves, by Lee Rosevere from the Free Music Archive. A big thanks to City University London’s Department of Journalism for letting us use their studios to record.