The Foundation organises events on key topics in science, research, technology or innovation, bringing together parliamentarians, civil servants, industrialists, researchers, learned societies, charities and others. Those events focus in particular on areas where there are policy decisions needed, which in turn need to be informed by this wide range of inputs and viewpoints. Summary reports are prepared for all events, and these - along with presentation slides, videos of speakers and audio files - are available online after events.

Filter: Year 2013


The Armitt Review of the UK long-term infrastructure project pipeline

Sir John Armitt debated the emerging findings of his review of the UK long-term project pipeline with Professor Brian Collins of UCL and Tim Yeo, Chair of the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change

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Open Access – the Finch Working Group report on expanding access to published research findings

Professor Janet Finch debated her report for the Government on open access with Steven Hall from the Institute of Physics Publishing and Professor Douglas Kell, Chief Executive of the BBSRC

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Threats and opportunities - scientific challenges of the 21st Century

Sir John Beddington debated the threats and opportunities for the research community in the 21st Century with Dame Sally Davies Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Sir Mark Walport the incoming Government Chief Scientific Adviser.

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