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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In this podcast, Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), discusses how companies emerge from lockdown, the resilience of supply chains, and the priorities for BEIS.
In this podcast Darren Jones MP, and Chair of the House of Commons Select Committee for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy discusses the impact that coronavirus has had on businesses, the use of science in decision-making, and how Covid-19 has made COP26 harder.
In this podcast Professor Lenny Koh, University of Sheffield discusses the impact of the coronavirus on global supply chains for large businesses and what the “new normal” for supply chains might look like post coronavirus.
In this podcast, Peter Betts, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, and previously Director for International Climate and Energy in the UK Government, discusses COP26, the next UN climate conference – how it might shape up, and what the effects of coronavirus might be.
Professor Rachel Mills, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Southampton discusses the effects of the lockdown on the environment; how Universities have adapted in lockdown and how they can reduce their environmental footprint as restrictions ease.
In this podcast, Professor Sir Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council, discusses a range of topics including; climate change and COP26, NERC research centres, and NERC priorities over next 12 months.
Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Professor Dame Julia King DBE FREng FR, discusses hydrogen technologies; the two main types of production for hydrogen, the advantages the UK has in making this a major industry sector, the remaining areas of development needed, and implications for COP26.
Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve, Philosopher, Cross-Bench Peer and former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission discusses ethics and rights of government taking decisions during Covid-19 pandemic and whether we can/should go "back to normal" after Covid-19.