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.
A debate on maximising the value of the UK strengths in research, innovation and higher education was held on 13th November, 2013. The speakers were Sir John O'Reilly, Ben Ritchie and Professor Geoff RodgersRead More
A debate was held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 31st October on Digital participation; how can digital access be made available to everyone? The report is now on the web site.Read More
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