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The Foundation for Science and Technology

The Foundation's purpose is to provide a neutral platform for debate of policy issues that have a science, engineering or technology element. The Foundation organises dinner/discussions and workshops on relevant issues when parliament is sitting. A printable list of the titles and dates of the events listed below is available for download. To view the journal click on the icon on the FST Journal panel.

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Recent events

14 Dec
Making good use of science and innovation in overseas development programmes

Debate summary (130KB)

Professor Charlotte Watts FMedSci - with audio (2236KB), Chief Scientific Adviser and Director Research and Evidence Division, Department for International Development

Jon Ridley - audio only, Head, M-KOPA Labs, M-KOPA Solar

Rowan Douglas CBE - audio only, Chief Executive, Capital, Science & Policy Practice and Chair, Willis Research Network, Willis Towers Watson

16 Nov
The opportunities for and threats to the research and innovation communities from Brexit

Debate summary (114KB)

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan PRS FMedSci - with audio (65KB), President, The Royal Society

Professor Louise Richardson FRSE - audio only, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford

The Rt Hon the Lord Willetts - audio only, House of Lords

Dr Hermann Hauser KBE FRS FREng - audio only, Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners [Panellist]

Professor Madeleine Atkins CBE, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England [Panellist]

09 Nov
The vision for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Debate summary (111KB)

Sir John Kingman KCB - audio only, Chair, UK Research and Innovation, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow DBE FMedSci - audio only, President, Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent

Phil Smith - with audio (6605KB), Chair, Cisco UK & Ireland, Chair, Innovate UK and Chair, The Tech Partnership

26 Oct
Health, happiness and well-being: supporting the transition from adolescence to adulthood

Debate summary (114KB)

Dr Joanne McLean - with audio (820KB), Research and Development Manager, Scotland, Mental Health Foundation

Dr Helen Sweeting - with audio (645KB), Reader, MRC/CSO Social and Political Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

Lord Layard FBA - with audio (246KB), Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science

Catherine Calderwood FRCP - audio only, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government [Panellist]

12 Oct
The National Flood Resilience Review: the lessons learned from recent flood events in the United Kingdom

Debate summary (247KB)

Professor Dame Julia Slingo DBE FRS - with audio (3153KB), Chief Scientist, Met Office

Dr Doug Wilson - with audio (1999KB), Director, Scientific & Evidence Services, Environment Agency

Simon Warsop - with audio (2134KB), Chief Underwriting Officer, Personal Lines, Aviva

Professor Charles Godfray CBE FRS - audio only, Chair, Defra Science Advisory Council and University of Oxford

Professor Bas Jonkman - with audio (924KB), Professor of Integral Hydraulic Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Katharine Hammond (14604KB), Director, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

06 Jul
What is the value to the economy of the finance and insurance sectors?

Debate summary (176KB)

Anne Richards CBE CVO FRSE - audio only, Chief Executive, M&G Investments

John Nelson - audio only, Chairman, Lloyd's of London

Professor John Kay CBE FRSE FBA - with audio (1665KB), Economist and FT Columnist

This discussion appeared in the FST Journal Volume 21, Number 9 (945KB)

22 Jun
How should universities and Research Councils proactively respond to gender bias in success rates in grant applications?

Debate summary (112KB)

Professor Paul Boyle CBE FBA FRSE, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester

Professor Henrietta O'Connor, Deputy Head of College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities and Professor of Sociolog, University of Leicester

Linda Holliday, Director of Capacity and Skills Development, Medical Research Council

This discussion appeared in the FST Journal Volume 21, Number 9 (945KB)

25 May
Is a paradigm shift taking place in the ways individuals and organisations access, analyse and protect data?

Debate summary (219KB)

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng - with audio (2865KB), Chairman and Co-Founder, The Open Data Institute

Dr Mike Lynch OBE FRS FREng - audio only, Founder, Invoke Capital

Professor David Hand OBE FBA - audio only, Chief Scientific Advisor, Winton Capital

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve CH CBE FBA HonFRS FMedSci - with audio (41KB), House of Lords

Gavin Starks, Chief Executive, Open Data Institute

Mike Warriner, Engineering Director, Google UK

This discussion appeared in the FST Journal Volume 21, Number 9 (945KB)

03 May
The pros and cons of EU membership for UK research programmes in private enterprises and public sector organisations

Debate summary (111KB)

The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA - audio only, Member, House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, House of Lords

Viscount Ridley FMedSci FRSL - audio only, Member, House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, House of Lords

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS FRSE FRAS FInstP - audio only, President, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Sir Emyr Jones Parry GCMG FInstP FLSW - audio only, President, The Learned Society of Wales

This discussion appeared in the FST Journal Volume 21, Number 8 (3361KB)

27 Apr
Building effective and efficient infrastructure for the UK

Debate summary (107KB)

Tony Meggs - with audio (998KB), Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office

The Rt Hon The Lord Adonis - audio only, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission

Terry Morgan CBE - audio only, Chairman, Crossrail

Darren James - audio only, Managing Director, Infrastructure [Panellist], Costain

This discussion appeared in the FST Journal Volume 21, Number 8 (3361KB)

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