Tag Archives: Science Policy

Science and the Industrial Strategy

Parliamentary Links Day is the largest science event in Parliament. Now in its 30th year, the event aims to bring together the scientific community and MPs to discuss the most pressing issues in science policy. With a jam-packed schedule and … Continue reading

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A briefing encounter with policymaking

Victoria Butt, PhD Student at the Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions, King’s College London, attended the session ‘Essential Skills: Engaging in Science Policy’ workshop at Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference 2018. Here, she discusses what the session involved and what she gained … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Links Day 2016

Parliamentary Links Day, organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and engineering community, is an annual event that brings together the scientific community and Members of Parliament. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Science … Continue reading

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Science and the Assembly 2016

Last month, the Microbiology Society’s Public Affairs team attended the annual Science and the Assembly event at the National Assembly for Wales. Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the event aims strengthen links between Welsh policy-makers and the STEMM … Continue reading

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Policy Lunchbox: The Commons Library – Informing Parliamentary Debate

Having good government and policy-making relies on having well-informed Members of Parliament (MPs). Working on diverse issues, often outside their own expertise, MPs must be able to effectively hold the Government to account, suggest and scrutinise legislation, and represent their … Continue reading

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Voice of the Future 2016

Last month the UK Houses of Parliament hosted the Royal Society of Biology’s Annual Voice of the Future event, in which early career scientists and engineers grilled leading politicians and civil servants about science policy. This year, the Microbiology Society … Continue reading

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Chief Medical Officer names new programmes for antimicrobial research

Last week, during a House of Commons Select Committee hearing, Professor Dame Sally Davies – the Government’s Chief Medical Officer – named two new government programmes intended to coordinate antimicrobial research. She also called for the creation of a collaborative research network … Continue reading

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