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How is the world adjusting and preparing for the digital revolution? Sundeep Bhandari and Andrew Smith discuss the importance of rigorously testing data, and NPL's role in supporting the digital transformation.Read More
Nick Bridge from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office gives an insight into the climate diplomacy behind COP26, against the backdrop of the Covid crisis.Read More
How can we build and promote skills resilience in a changing world? Robert Hall discusses the importance of skills resilience in light of Covid-19.Read More
Peter Halligan explores the economic place disparity in the UK, with a view from Wales, and emphasises the need for a new approach to levelling up.Read More
Can Science and Politics ever be separated? Dr Fay Bound Alberti explores the intertwined and complex history between science and politics.Read More
The initial optimism about the positive effects of Covid-19 on the environment is dwindling as we return to the "new normal". Alana Cullen discusses the need to make permanent changes to our behaviours and infrastructures in order to have a sustainable future.Read More
Are natural climate solutions the answer to climate change? Ellen Taylor discusses the benefits of afforestation, as well as the risks that come with it if further climate action is not taken.Read More
Engagement with policy making is becoming an increasing priority in the academic world. Dr Alisha Davies, Dr Laura Howe, Professor Debbie Lawlor and Dr Lindsey Pike discuss the benefits of engaging with policy, the challenges, and now to navigate them.Read More
The use of Artificial Intelligence in policing must have ethics at its heart. Tom McNeil discusses the West Midlands Police's approach to AI policing by establishing a transparent data ethics committee.Read More
The need to build resilience in industry is critical. Penny Owen at NPL discusses their new Measurement for Recovery programme that aims to help UK industry recover from Covid-19 lockdown and beyond.Read More