December Westminster Workshop



12th December 2013
Committee Room 10,

House of Commons, Westminster, 15.30-18.00

  • 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 of Newton’s Apple, former Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee; includes booklets explaining the field of Science Policy and how Policy is made.

  • Science in Parliament – Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology 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 Beth Taylor, Director of Communications & External Relations, Institute of Physics.

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. Applications or should be made on by downloading and completing the application form as soon as possible.