Public Affairs Network

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An informal forum for people engaged in science policy to widen their professional network. Events are open to people from both member and non-member organisations.

Past events

Science Summit: the science professions post-Brexit
In September 2016 the Science Council brought together EU experts and stakeholders for a day of analysis and discussion on the ramifications and opportunities presented by Brexit for the science professions. Read here a summary of the Summit

EU Referendum Debate: UK science doesn’t need the European Union
In April 2016 the Science Council hosted the first debate between the two official lead campaigns for the EU referendum on the subject ‘UK Science Doesn’t Need the European Union’. Read here a summary of the event.

Summer Reception 2015 with Andy Bagnall, CBI Director of Campaigns
Read a summary of the event from Public Affairs Network member, Dan Lee from the Institute of Physics.

Spring Reception 2015 with Andrew Miller MP
We were joined by Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee who talked about his experience as Committee chair, his time in Parliament and the value of learned societies and professional bodies in science: how they can help shape the science policy landscape for the better.

Autumn Reception 2014
The first Public Affairs Network reception was held at The Well, Clerkenwell on Thursday 30th October. The reception included short oral briefings from Becky Purvis, Head of Public Affairs at the Royal Society and  William Cullerne Brown, journalist and founder of Research Fortnight magazine.

If you would like to be part of the Public Affairs Network or have a suggestion for a future event, contact Oli O’Hanlon.