By Carmen Coxon, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
Scientists and politicians both have a tendency to over promise (usually with the best of intentions!) and under deliver (life never really works out how you expect, right?). By the end of the 30th Parliamentary Links Day I also got the impression we share something else – a desire to ensure that UK science remains at the top of its game and that the UK scientific research community is well supported.
Continue reading Science and the Industrial Strategy – Parliamentary Links Day 2018
By Emma Sykes, Science Policy Officer, Biochemical Society and the Royal Society of Biology
For our first Policy Lunchbox of the year we welcomed Naomi Weir, Deputy Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering, CaSE, who led a highly animated discussion on the Government’s new Industrial Strategy and how we, the life science sector can make the most of it.
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By Jennifer Freer, Public Engagement Intern, British Ecological Society
What happens when six biology societies come together to celebrate International Coffee Day 2017? Well, when it’s the inhabitants of Charles Darwin House, it results in a two-day coffee extravaganza where science discussions mixed with cold brew coffee Martinis, and a cake-filled coffee morning took a double shot of biology know-how. Continue reading Six societies, two events, and a whole lot of coffee
By Gabriele Butkute, Science Policy Officer, Biochemical Society
While there rarely is a calm time in science policy, the last year has been particularly busy with the EU membership referendum, several consultations and bills, such as the HE & Research Bill, and now the General Election.
Continue reading General election 2017: science and education policy