In the FST podcast, weekly one to one interviews allow a more in depth discussion of both topics being explored in Foundation events, and one-off discussions with senior figures across science, research, technology and innovation. It's available here, and can also be accessed on the main podcast hosting platforms.

We would welcome ideas for potential podcast topics or interviewees - please contact Gavin Costigan (

Filter: Year 2020

Coronavirus in developing countries - Dr Mishal Khan

In this podcast Dr Mishal Khan, Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Associate Fellow at the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security, discusses the challenges that lower income countries have in tackling the Covid-19 coronavirus and similar global infections.

International Research Collaboration - Professor Günter Stock

Professor Dr Dr h.c. G√ľnter Stock, Chair of the Einstein Foundation, discusses the implications of Brexit and UK participation in the EU Framework programmes on German researchers, and the possibility of increasing bilateral collaboration.

Joanna Burton - International research collaboration

Joanna Burton, Policy Manager at the Russell Group, discusses international research collaboration, including association with the European research programmes, the importance of the immigration system on attracting talent, and the opportunities with a new government positive towards science with Gavin Costigan.

Huawei Interview - Michael Hill King and Philip Candice

Michael Hill King, Collaboration Director and Philip Candice, Director of Public Policy from Huawei UK, discuss international research collaboration, and the importance of talented people and a strong research base to multinational companies like Huawei, with Gavin Costigan.

Professor Louise Kenny - International Research Collaboration

In this week's podcast, Louise Kenny and Gavin Costigan discuss the EU research program's, the benefit of such to higher education in the UK, including Liverpool University, and the impact that will be had on these institutions post- brexit.

Professor Carsten Maple - Facial recognition technologies

In this podcast, Carsten Maple, Professor of cyber security engineering in WMG at the University of Warwick, discusses technological developments in facial recognition,and how these will develop over the coming years.

Mathew Ryder QC - Biometric Technologies

Matthew Ryder QC from Matrix Chambers discusses biometric technologies and the implications for people's rights, with a need for a review of the legal framework for such technologies.

Carly Kind - Facial Recognition and biometrics technologies

In this podcast, Carly Kind, Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute, discusses latest developments in facial recognition technology, and the need for future regulation.

Dr Hayaatun Sillem - Diversity & Inclusion in Engineering

Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, discusses diversity and inclusion in engineering.