Fourteenth Policy Leaders Fellows' Roundtable, chaired by Lord Wilson

Former Cabinet Secretary; Former Master, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (view profile)

The fourteenth Policy Leaders Fellowship Roundtable will take place at Trinity College Cambridge on 12 May 2017, chaired by Lord Wilson of Dinton, former UK Cabinet Secretary.

The Policy Leaders Fellowship brings together the most senior members of CSaP's network of policy professionals to form a select group which meets, together with leading researchers from the University and other institutions, to share insights into the development of open and evidence-based policy making. In line with the objectives of the Civil Service Reform Plan, it promotes the value of evidence, and progresses the move towards open policy making by opening up new ways of thinking and fresh perspectives; exercising “open minds” at the top of the policy making process; exploring new models for implementation; and creating engagement between policy, expertise and delivery.

The subject for discussion on 12 May will be “advances in genetic technologies”. The agenda for the meeting will be as at previous roundtable meetings of the Fellowship: each of the Fellows will be asked to summarise in two minutes what questions are of interest to him or her within the nominated topic, and the academics will then be asked to speak for five minutes each on the relevance of their research.

Contact: Nick Gray 07880 741538

  • 12 May 2017 12:45 – 14:15

    Lunch for the Policy Leaders Fellows

    Location: Old Kitchen, Trinity College Cambridge

    To include a presentation on public attitudes to science and technology (particularly life sciences and biotechnology) by Professor Martin Bauer, Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology at LSE.

    Policy Leaders Fellows Attending:

    • Deborah Bronnert, Director General, Economic and Consular, FCO
    • Lindy Cameron, Director General, Country Programmes, DFID
    • Gareth Davies, Director General, Business and Science, BEIS
    • Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government
    • Ed Humpherson, Director General, Regulation, UK Statistics Authority
    • Nick Joicey, Director General, Strategy, EU Exit and Finance, Defra
    • Julian Kelly, Director General, Nuclear, MOD
    • Jeremy Moore, Director General, Strategy, DWP
    • John Pullinger, National Statistician, UK Statistics Authority
    • Steve Wooding, Lead for Research and Analysis, Centre for Science and Policy
    • Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, and Head of the Civil Service Policy Profession

    Also attending will be Lord Wilson (former UK Cabinet Secretary), Policy Fellow Colin Wilson (Head of Strategic Planning, HM Passport Office), Policy Fellow alumnus Ivan Collister, and members of the CSaP Team, including Rob Doubleday (Executive Director), Nicola Buckley (Associate Director, Policy Fellowships Programme), Clare Moran (Policy Fellowships Coordinator), Jackie Ouchikh (Head of Programmes).

    Old Kitchen, Trinity College, Trinity Street CB2 1TQ (ask for directions at Porters' Lodge)
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  • 12 May 2017 16:00 – 18:45

    Roundtable Meeting of the Policy Leaders Fellowship

    Location: Small Drawing Room, Master's Lodge, Trinity College

    16:00: Tea/Coffee. Welcome and introductions
    16:15: Each of the Policy Leaders Fellows will be asked to summarise briefly what questions are of interest to them under the topic of "advances in genetic technologies"
    16:50: The academics will each be asked to talk for four or five minutes about their research relevant to the topic
    17:30: Open discussion until break for drinks at 18:45

    Attendees (*=member of the Policy Leaders Fellowship)

    Small Drawing Room, Master's Lodge, Trinity College, Trinity Street CB2 1TQ (ask for directions at Porters' Lodge)
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  • 12 May 2017 18:45 – 21:15

    Drinks and Dinner Discussion

    Continued discussion over dinner (from 19:30), chaired by David Cleevely.

    Allhusen Room, Trinity College, Trinity Street CB2 1TQ
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    Taxis will be arranged at 21:15 for those wishing to catch the 21:45 train to London King's Cross