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Upcoming events

Taming the flood: rivers, wetlands and the centuries-old battle against flooding

In his lecture, Jeremy Purseglove, author of "Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-old Battle against Flooding" explores the cause of flooding in Britain and questions whether government policy on flood prevention is fit for purpose.

techUK Public Services 2030 conference

On the 10 May, #techUKPS2030 will explore how the public services that citizens receive from Government will be revolutionised by the innovative technologies of the future.

Does the European Union need science advice?

Dame Anne Glover will deliver the 2016 Dr S T Lee Lecture on science advice in the European Union.

Data for Policy 2016 International Conference

Launched at the inaugural conference hosted by the University of Cambridge in 2015, Data for Policy is an independent initiative to promote interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral discussion between all stakeholders with interest in potentials of Data Science research to enhance government operations and policy-making.

Recent events

Greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere

NERC event on ideas for addressing greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere.

Behaviour and Health Research Unit Annual Lecture 2016

This year's Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU) Annual Lecture will be delivered by Linda Bauld, Professor of Health Policy, Director of the Institute for Social Marketing, and Dean of Research at the University of Stirling. The subject will be "Electronic cigarettes: a disruptive technology?"

Local devolution and Europe: a Cambridge Network business lecture

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave it? With the forthcoming EU referendum scheduled for 23rd June 2016, there is much speculation on how the vote may go and how far-reaching the impact of Britain leaving the EU could be.

Knowledge, Expertise and the Policy Process – a symposium on Susan Owens’ book

Academics and policymakers from the UK, Japan and the Netherlands came together to discuss the contribution made to the field of science and policy studies by Susan Owens' new book, Knowledge, Policy and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental ...

Bending the Curve on Climate: Seminar 4

The fourth of the 2016 series of climate seminars convened by Professor Charles Kennel.