What challenges does the future hold for the relationship between science and policy?

5 December 2011, 5:30pm


Speaker: Lord Rees of Ludlow, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge

This lecture will be delivered by Lord Rees of Ludlow. Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, was appointed President of the Royal Society in 2005 and completed his tenure a year ago. During his time at the helm, he oversaw a number of changes at the Royal Society that saw expansion in its public engagement and its policy role.

The relationship between science and policy has been put to the test in a number of challenging ways. Scientific issues such as climate change, energy, food and water security have come to the fore, and the years have seen a swine flu epidemic, climategate, and numerous food price hikes. In this lecture, Martin Rees will offer reflections on science and policy issues based on his experience at the Royal Society and also as a member of the House of Lords, and consider what challenges the future holds for the relationship between science and policy.

This lecture will take place on 5 December (5:30 - 7pm) in Judge Business School.

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Lord Martin Rees

Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Dr David Cleevely

Royal Academy of Engineering

Jackie Ouchikh

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

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