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 (

Professor Tom Scott - drone technology

Professor Tom Scott from the University of Bristol discusses developments in drone technology with Gavin Costigan.

Drones - interview with Elaine Whyte

Elaine Whyte, UK Drone Lead for PWC, discusses the commercial opportunities of aerial drones, new technology, upcoming regulation, and how to balance the opportunities and risks of a further expansion in the commercial drone sector.

Chris Whitty - Chief Medical Officer

In his first month as Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK Government, Professor Chris Whitty discusses some current issues in public health and how research can help to tackle them. Topics include diabetes, smoking, antimicrobial resistance and measles - along with the implications of Brexit.

Battery technology - Interview with Professor Clare Grey

Professor Clare Grey from the University of Cambridge discusses the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for lithium ion batteries, and other recent developments in battery technologies. The 4th and final podcast on batteries.

Battery Technology - Interview with Graeme Purdy

Graham Purdy, Chief Executive of Ilika, discusses the Faraday Battery Challenge and the development of new battery technologies with Gavin Costigan.

Battery Technology - Interview with Neil Morris

In this podcast, Gavin Costigan discusses battery technology and research with Neil Morris, Chief Executive of the Faraday Institution.

Battery Technology - Interview with Jacqui Murray

In this podcast, Gavin Costigan discusses new battery technologies and the Faraday Battery Challenge with Jacqui Murray, Deputy Challenge Director of the Faraday Battery Challenge, UKRI.