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 we discuss science advice in BEIS, including the role of a Chief scientific Adviser, energy security strategy, areas of research interest, internal and external science advice, as well as supporting innovation in business, with Prof Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
In this podcast we discuss heat pumps, as a replacement of domestic gas boilers, barriers to greater roll out of heat pumps and ways to overcome them, costs and efficiency, as well as co-ordination and policy drivers. Joining us is Ashita Anand, Strategy Lead at National Grid.
In this podcast we discuss interdisciplinary research, its definition, government initiatives to promote it, the formation of UKRI, among other aspects with Prof James Wilsdon, Director of the Research on Research Institute, University of Sheffield.
In this podcast we discuss the China media centre, media and journalism in China, as well as collaboration between the UK and China. Joining us is Prof Hugo de Burgh, Walt Disney Chair in Global Media and Communications at Tsinghua University in China and Director of China Media Centre in London.
In this podcast we discuss collaboration between UK universities and Chinese institutions in research and education, Chinese students studying in UK, funding, joint calls and avoiding “double jeopardy”, as well as concerns about collaborating with China and safeguards in place.
In this podcast we discuss the way UK energy grid needs to change between now and 2050, generating capacity from renewables, international comparisons, as well as priorities for next 5 years to achieve Net Zero emissions.