January workshop in Parliament



16th January  2013
Committee Room  9,

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 Monica Darnborough, Trustee, Newton’s Apple and Formerly Director of Biotechnology, Department of Trade and Industry, and a former civil servant in the Cabinet Office.; includes booklets explaining the field of Science Policy and how Policy is made.
  • Science in Parliament  –   Dr Julian Huppert MP, MP for Cambridge, Member of Home Affairs Select Committee
  • Science in GovernmentSarah Haywood, Deputy Director, Europe and Participation Policy, Labour Markets Directorate, BIS
  • The Role of the Learned Societies:  Connecting with Policy; from research to the real world – Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Secretary and Press Officer, Royal Astronomical Society.

The guest panellists 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 panellists on science and engineering policy issues and how the science-into-policy process can be improved.

This is a free Workshop

Please Note: This Workshop is now fully booked