Newton’s Apple and the Institute of Physics

A Newton’s Apple workshop for Physicists

Once again the Newton’s Apple Foundation will be collaborating with the Institute of Physics to bring an “Introduction to Science Policy” workshop to the Physics Community.  The workshop will be held at the Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT at 14.30 – 17.00 on Thursday 15th November 2012

The speakers at the workshop will be Dr Michael Elves, Chairman, Newton’s Apple, Dr Ian Gibson, former MP for Norwich and Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, Dr Chris McFee, Head of Civil Contingencies in the Government Office for Science, Professor Peter Main, Director, Education and Science, Institute of Physics and Mr Tim Lovett,­ the British Association of Bee Keepers.

Each of the speakers will provide information from their own unique perspective on ways in which scientists can communicate more effectively with policy makers, and participants will have the opportunity to pose their questions on science policy issues and put their ideas about how the science-into-policy process can be improved to the panelists.

This is a free workshop but the available places are limited to 30 and will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis

To book your place on the seminar please register online at https://www.eventsforce.net/iop/320/register

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!

April Workshop for scientists

AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE POLICY

17th April 2012
Committee Room 16, 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 – Dr Monica Darnbrough, Newton’s Apple (formerly of the Cabinet Office, Home Office, FCO & DTI); includes booklets explaining the field of Science Policy and how Policy is made.
  • Science in Parliament  –  Andrew Miller MP – Chairman, Science and Technology Select Committee
  • Science in GovernmentDr Miles Parker Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser – DEFRA
  • The Role of the Learned Societies –  Prof Peter Main, Director, Education and Science, Institute of Physics.

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 via email to michael@newtons-apple.org.uk NOTE; There are a limited number of places available, so reserve your place early!

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.

Hull and East Anglia workshops

Forthcoming Regional Workshops

Introduction To Science Policy Workshops in the University of East Anglia  – 16th February 2012.

Chairman: Dr Michael Elves

Panelists: Dr Ian Gibson, Dr Miles Parker (DEFRA), Dr Robert Massey ( Royal Astronomical Society), Mr Tim Lovett ( British Association of Beekeepers)

Introduction To Science Policy Workshops in the University of Hull  –

13th March 2012

Chairman: Dr Michael Elves

Panelists: Dr Brian Iddon, Dr Yvonne Boyd ( Formerly DEFRA), Prof Ian Malcolm (formerly CEO Society of Biology), Dr Ian Gibson.

IoP workshop videos

Videos of the ‘Introduction to Science Policy Workshop’ held at the Institute of Physics in November 2011 are now available on YouTube:

Part 1

Part 2

Newton’s Apple developed these workshops because, although there are numerous training programmes offered to scientists and engineers in the areas of science media and public engagement, there are no equivalent opportunities for them to receive a similar high standard of information on the policy processes and the use of science in policy.