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News in Policy Workshops during 2011

Cyber Defence and NATO workshop

Cyber defence is much in the news, but the headlines belie the difficulty of the underlying issues. Many of its complexities stem from the fact that the landscape in which cyber warfare is waged is generated by those participating in ...

Measuring national well-being

How satisfied are you with your life? Is that even quantifiable? This was the question posed to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) when David Cameron announced that there was more to success than GDP and that he wished to ...

Threats to the university, humanities and science

Despite generating an historic amount of research in fields barely imaginable a generation ago, some consider the reputation of science to be at an all time low. Events such "Climategate" at the University of East Anglia amongst others have led ...

An international workshop on climate change and clean energy

There is no more topical or important an issue that the development of energy sources that can move economies away from carbon. CSaP was delighted to partner with the Renewable Energy and International Law network and the Global Sustainability Institute ...

Whole Genome Sequencing

From time to time a technology comes along that revolutionises a whole sector. There is little doubt that the ability to quickly and cheaply sequence whole genomes is one such technology, and this was the topic of workshop organised by ...

The Role of Science in Policy

On 28 April, the Centre for Science and Policy and the Government Office for Science co-delivered a seminar in London on the role of science in policy.

Science and Policy Research Questions Workshop

This one-day workshop brought together 40 prominent researchers and policy professionals to deliberate on the most important questions on the relationship between science and policy.

Research, Policy & Practice for Innovation in the High-Tech Economy

A workshop on innovation in life sciences, clean energy and ICT for researchers, policy makers and business people in Cambridge and Massachusetts, as part of the Innovation Economy Mission to the UK.

How Children Learn

On 25 January 2011, CSaP and Cambridge Assessment jointly delivered a seminar for Parliamentarians on the subject of "how children learn". The discussion that followed ranged widely across a number of important topics.