News in Distinguished Lectures
On 27 February, Lord Turner delivered the CSaP distinguished lecture, exploring some of the successes and failures of science and public policy.
Dominique Ristori, Director General of the EC's Joint Research Centre sets out his ideas on the key challenges and opportunities for better integrating science and policy as seen from the EU perspective, drawing on recent new orientations in the JRC.
Overly intelligent computers and robots could cause an ecological catastrophe marking the end of human existence. Not the plot of a science fiction film, but the warning delivered by Jaan Tallinn about the dangers of unmitigated technological advances in Artifial Intelligence, in the first CSaP Distinguished Lecture of 2012.
The seventh lecture in CSaP’s distinguished lecture series was given by Lord Rees of Ludlow, Master of Trinity College, Astronomer Royal and former President of the Royal Society (2005-2010).
Our sixth Distinguished Lecture was given by Professor David Clary FRS, the Foreign Office’s first Chief Scientific Adviser. Professor Clary delivered a wide ranging and informative lecture covering the role that he has created, the role of science in foreign policy and, in particular, the critical role that science plays in diplomacy.
A Connections Lecture by Darwin College in association with the Centre for Science and Policy. "Anything that moves against economic development is against development." This observation by Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at the Department for International Development (DfID)...
From Basic Research to the World's Fastest-selling Consumer Electronics Product The fifth event in CSaP's Distinguished Lecture Series involved Professor Christopher Bishop, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research Cambridge. He delivered a fascinating talk about the relevance of blue-skies, non-mission driven research, ...
A lecture by Professor Jeremy Watson, Chief Scientific Adviser in the Department for Communities and Local Government, and Global Research Director of Arup.
Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, on Science in Emergencies.
Science can, should and often does play a critical role in Parliament. And when you consider what Parliament does - make laws and scrutinise Government – that is an important statement. To discuss science in Parliament, we invited Dr Evan ...
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