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The Centre for Science and Policy

Upcoming events

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.

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.

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: Dr Steven Chu, Stanford University

Dr 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.

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

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.

An agent, not a mole: Assessing the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

In this seminar, David Hart argues in favour of four criteria for assessing the performance of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the US President.

Political leadership and public administration in a post-democratic and populist age

In this seminar, Nick Pearce will talk about the political leadership and public administration in a post-democratic and populist age.

Changing ideas of statecraft in an ever loosening Union

In this seminar, Professor Mike Kenny will address how both the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence and the intensification of debates about the UK’s membership of the European Union (as well the growing likelihood of a referendum on this question) have helped catalyse a gathering focus in public discourse and politics upon issues of territory, nationhood and governance.