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The Centre for Science and Policy

Upcoming events

CEDAR: Research and policy meeting

'Are you in a healthy place right now? Neighbourhood food environments, diet and health' This meeting will feature presentations by leading researchers and policymakers in this field, and will provide plenty of time for discussion and interaction.

Dr S T Lee Public Policy Lecture: Professor Steven Chu, Stanford University

Professor Steven Chu, former Energy Secretary under President Obama, will deliver the 2014 S T Lee Lecture on 10 November in Cambridge.

The GCSA at 50: reflections on the past, present and future of scientific advice

To mark the GCSA's 50th birthday, the Royal Society, GO-Science, SPRU, and the Centre for Science and Policy, are working in partnership to host a special event on the past, present and future of scientific advice.

Caring for Dying People - what matters?

The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research aims to inform policy through evidence-based research on health services in the UK and internationally.

Professional Development Policy Workshop for Behavioural Scientists

In partnership with Cambridge Neuroscience, the Centre for Science and Policy is organising a workshop for early career researchers in neuroscience and behavioural sciences at the University of Cambridge. This event will take place at Downing College on the 2 December 2014.

Cities and climate change

For the first time in history, more people live in urban areas than in rural. This proportion will increase to two-thirds by 2050, with up to 180,000 people moving to cities every day.* What are the implications of this movement ...

Recent events

How Governing Has Become Harder

How governing has become harder -- the increasing external, and self-imposed constraints on governments. A Lady Margaret Lecture to be given by the Rt Hon Peter Riddell CBE, Director of the Institute for Government.

Edges, horizons and transformations: the future of innovation policy

Ahead of the publication of a new UK strategy for science and innovation, this half-day event will explore the lessons, dilemmas and trajectories that could shape innovation in the UK, Europe and globally in the decades to come.

The Digital Agenda for Europe

The Digital Agenda for Europe has been heralded as delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth by completing the digital single market.

3rd Winton Symposium

The third Winton Symposium will be held on Monday 29th September 2014 at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. This one-day meeting on "Global Challenges for Science and Technology" will again bring together leading scientists from around the world to explore how we tackle the increasing demands of a growing population with declining natural resources.

The Life and Legacy of Sir John Douglas Cockcroft

Discussions will centre around the future of nuclear power and the benefits of nuclear medicine and accelerator science.