On Tuesday 12th March, six representatives of the Geological Society were lucky enough to head down to the House of Commons in Westminster to quiz MPs on topics relating to science and policy for Voice of the Future 2019.
The annual Parliamentary Links Day is an opportunity for science organisations to discuss current issues in science policy with representatives from government responsible for science and research. Unsurprisingly, this year’s theme was ‘Science after the referendum: what next?’
We’d love to know what researchers, geological or otherwise, think about the impact of staying or leaving. Please leave a comment below with your thoughts, or get in touch if you’d like to write an opinion piece – all views are welcome!
Every year, young scientists and engineers have the opportunity to question key political figures at the Houses of Parliament, about science policy issues which matter to them. The researchers are nominated by various institutions and Learned Societies, and the Geological Society is currently looking for a number of representatives to attend the event.
It’s just under two weeks until the country goes to the ballot box for the General Election 2015 and the science policy community have been busy reading manifestos, collating pledges and grilling politicians. We’ve collected together some useful articles and sources on science and the general election work in today’s blog post. You can also …
Geological disposal of radioactive waste A couple of weeks ago, the UK government published a White Paper, setting out a revised process for disposing of our radioactive waste. You can read our response to it here.