TalkScience - Science in UK Government: Where’s the Evidence?

Added by Catherine Gray on 16 June 2010 15:50

Monday, 12 July 2010 18:00 - 20:30

Location: British Library, London

Mark Henderson in Conversation with Dr Evan Harris at the British Library

Mark Henderson is Science Editor for The Times, and writes for the paper’s monthly science magazine, Eureka. He takes a particular interest in the politics of science.

Dr Evan Harris, former Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West & Abingdon and member of the Commons Science and Technology Committee, has been a key voice for science in Parliament.

The following questions will be discussed during the debate:

  • What role will science play in the new Government?
  • How will the scientific perspective be heard and understood across Parliament?
  • How could the use of scientific evidence in policy-making be improved?
  • With tightening budgets, what are the big issues that UK science faces?
  • Should science funding be more elitist?
  • Will the long-term impact of science ever be measurable?

This TalkScience event is free but booking is essential. To reserve you place e-mail science@bl.uk with name, affiliation and contact details for each booking.

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