We are currently planning or 2019-20 workshop programme! Get in touch if you want to be part of it.
Newton’s Apple Foundation was established in 2006 as a not-for-profit charity by a group made up of MP members of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, Specialist advisors to the Committee and Civil Servants. Their mission was to increase engagement of the scientific community in calls for evidence from the Committee and from Government Departments. Input from researchers in Science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is vital, given that STEM can present both challenges and solution in so many aspects of modern life.
In order to provide early-career researchers with information about how policy is formulated by the Government, and given effect by Parliament, we launched our programme of Workshops in October 2008. At the launch event in the House of Commons Lord Drayson, the then Minister of Science, and the Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Sir John Beddington, welcomed this much needed initiative.
This programme of workshops has since become a major activity for us and over the last ten years. We’ve been busy running workshops in the Palace of Westminster, and at various UK Universities. To date, nearly 2,000 early-career STEM researchers have attended. Our workshops provide an opportunity for the students to engage with individuals who are, or who have been, actively engaged with policy and law-making or providing advice to Government or Parliament.
If you’re interested in having us run a workshop for your organisation, please contact us.