Open workshop in Parliament

NEWTON’S APPLE – NEWTON’S HEIRS WORKSHOP PROGRAMMES

AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE POLICY 18th January 2012 Jubilee Room, Westminster Hall

House of Commons, Westminster, 16.00-18.00

Have you ever wondered how the regulatory and policy processes work?

Do you want to know how your research could be used to inform public policy?

Would you like to contribute to the decisions that shape science and society in the  future?

This ‘Introduction to Science Policy’ workshop will give you the chance to find out more about the policy process and the methods by which you can contribute to it.  The workshop will also give you the chance to put your questions to people who work with science, engineering and policy.

Workshop Structure;

The maximum group size is 30 and workshops run for 2 hours.  The workshop includes booklets explaining the field of Science Policy and how Policy is made;

An introduction to Science Policy – Presentation by Dr Michael Elves,  Chairman, Newton’s Apple;.

Science in Parliament  –  Dr Julian Huppert MP

Science in GovernmentDr Monica Darnborough,  formerly of the Cabinet Office, Home Office, FCO, and the former Department of Trade and Industry.

The Role of the Learned Societies: Dr Stephen Benn, Director of Parliamentary Affairs and Government Relations, Society of Biology.

The guest panelists will provide information from their own unique perspective on ways in which scientists and engineers can communicate their research to policy makers.

Discussion; Participants will have the opportunity to pose their questions to the panelists on science and engineering policy issues and how the science-into-policy process can be improved.