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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
What is the future for academic publishing? Benjamin Lichman discusses Plan S to establish full Open Access as the new norm in publishing.Read More
UK government have increased its commitment to R&D expenditure over the coming decade. Alana Cullen discusses how the new R&D roadmap intends to make the UK more resilient, greener, and fairer post- Covid-19.Read More
Key aspects of the classroom teaching experience are lost when learning is transferred online. Stephen Webster explores what the transition to online teaching meant for his Science Communication students.Read More
How has Covid-19 impacted Masters students? Alana Cullen explores the ways in which postgraduate students have been supported by universities during the pandemic, and the effect Covid-19 will have on next years students.Read More