June workshop in Parliament

NEWTON’S APPLE

AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE POLICY

13th June 2012
Committee Room 18, 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 entails;

An introduction to Science Policy – Presentation by Dr Michael Elves,  Chairman, Newton’s Apple; includes booklets explaining the field of Science Policy and how Policy is made.

  • Science in Parliament  –  Dr Julian Huppert MP
  • Science in GovernmentDr Chris McFee, Head of Civil Contingencies, Government Office for Sciencel
  • 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.

This is a free Workshop

To book places on the workshop download an application form and return to the email address stated on the form. NOTE; There are a limited number of places available, so reserve your place early!