CSaP's mission is to improve public policy through the more effective use of evidence and expertise. We do this by creating opportunities for public policy professionals and academics to learn from each other.

We convene our network to provide fresh perspectives and critical challenges to conventional thinking.

Through our workshops, Fellowships and research programme, we have pioneered new ways of bringing academia and public policy together.

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What challenges and opportunities exist for quantum technologies in the UK?

At the CSaP annual conference on 26 June, a panel of experts from York University, BEIS and the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) gave some thought-provoking insights ...

Policy Workshops

Defence implications of quantum technologies

This roundtable discussion focussed on what future threats and challenges quantum technologies pose to the UK.

Scientific advice to governments

How can earth's vital signs help us to monitor the impacts of climate change?

The 2017 Climate Change Seminar Series kicked off in January with a talk on how understanding earth’s “vital signs” could aid efforts to adapt to, and mitigate, climate ...

Scientific advice to governments

How science can influence policy

There are certain practical realities when it comes to bringing the implications of research to the attention of policy makers. To discuss these and more, the Centre for ...


Should we engineer the #climate? Read @Cambridge_Eng @hughhunt's thoughts on this question, shared at CSaP seminar,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Great day @UniofReading meeting their world renowned climate science team- even got to launch a weather monitoring… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Dr Finbarr Livesey

The Centre for Science and Policy was very sorry to learn about the death of a great friend and colleague, Dr Finbarr Livesey, who died from cancer on ...

CSaP in numbers

Our programmes, workshops, and professional development activities provide opportunities for policy professionals and researchers to discuss and debate high-priority public policy issues.