Recent Foundation Activities

The Foundation for Science and Technology provides an impartial platform to explore the interface between policy and science. It does this in a variety of ways.

Foundation Podcasts and Blogs

Among the sections on the Foundation’s website are the regularly updated podcasts and blogs.  These cover a wide range of topics touching on science, technology and innovation.  A number of them expand on the discussions that take place in the main Foundation meetings – and these are detailed in the relevant sections of this issue. These are not the only topics addressed though.  Some of the more recent postings are listed here.

Recent podcasts

Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Academy of Medical Sciences

The work of the Academy of Medical Sciences in tackling the coronavirus pandemic 

Dr Rameen Shakur, Cambridge Heartwear

AI and Medicine

Professor Marcel Jaspars, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Science and research issues for the Scottish Parliament election

Maria Tazi, Missions Publiques

Regulating the Internet

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton

AI Strategy

Dr Stephanie Wray, Nature Positive

Biodiversity and upcoming Biodiversity COP

Sarah Chaytor, Grace Gottlieb and  Graeme Reid, UCL

Regional Policy and R&D

Recent blog posts

Gavin Costigan, Foundation for Science and Technology

2020 at the Foundation: A year in review 

Professor Victor Newman, University of Greenwich Business School

Changing the Research Excellence funding game to enable Return On Investment

Alana Cullen, Foundation for Science and Technology

A first look at the Turing Scheme

Professor Robert Field, University of Oxford and Professor Albert Weale, UCL

Water Reuse: it’s a Membraner!

Dr Penny Owen and Andy Morris, National Physical Laboratory

Virtual networking – the unexpected benefit of a pandemic for science and technology


Maria Tazi , Missions Publiques

Internet governance with and for citizens