In March 2023, the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee launched its report on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM, which highlighted the important role Government can play in promoting and supporting EDI. The report came two years after the Government published the Research and Development People and Culture Strategy and in the intervening period a number of science and technology organisations and funders have reviewed Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) within their own organisations and across UK science and technology.

On 28 June 2023, at an event hosted between the Foundation for Science and Technology, the British Science Association and the Science Council, speakers from across the sector provided insights into this subject. The speakers were: Dr Lilian Hunt from The Wellcome Trust; Rachel Lambert-Forsyth of the British Pharmacological Society who is a Science Council Trustee; and Kevin Coutinho from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who is a British Science Association Trustee. A video recording, presentation slides and speaker audio from the event can be found on the Foundation website at: www.foundation.org.uk/Events/2023/Equity,-Diversity-and-Inclusion-in-STEM