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 (

Pallab Ghosh- Science Journalism

Pallab Ghosh, BBC Science correspondent, discusses science journalism and the obstacles faced when there is uncertainty/ lack of trust in science.

Dr Sarah Main- The 2.4% R&D Target

Dr Sarah Main, Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering, discusses the Government's 2.4% target for investment in R&D, and the actions needed to meet that target.

Coronavirus - Professor Paul Hunter

Professor Paul Hunter, Professor of Health Protection at the University of East Anglia discusses Coronavirus in the UK and the implications it will have on the population, and the necessary structures the UK may have to put in place.

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.