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.
Cyber securityRead More
A debate on the theme of "Raising the bar - can learned societies and professional institutions particularly the engineering institutions do more to contribute to economic growth?" was held at the Royal Academy of Engineering on 24th September, 2013Read More
The Foundation celebrated the centenary of the establishment of the Medical Research Council with a debate on future priorities for medical research. Dr Sydney Brenner, Sir Paul Nurse, Sir John Savill and the Rt Hon David Willetts MP spoke during the debate.Read More
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 ChangeRead More
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 BBSRCRead More
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.Read More
The annual lecture was delivered by Professor Chris Whitty on "Science and development in Africa. The greatest challenge to science and technological innovation of our generation?". At the reception Professor Cyrille van Effenterre, from the French Embassy spoke on behalf of Geneviève Fioraso, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research.Read More