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  • 21 May 2024

    The ecological and environmental drivers of vector borne disease

    In February 2024, Dr Jolyon Medlock, Head of Medical Entomology at the UK Health Security Agency, met with the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum to discuss ecological and environmental drivers of vector borne disease.
  • 13 May 2024

    Defending the digital frontier: insights into cyber security

    Cyber security is a growing issue that impacts a wide suite of society ranging from citizens at home, to the workplace, to the heart of governments. Richard Crowther unpacked the myths, problems, and solutions that attend to cyber security and the rise of ransomware.
  • 13 May 2024

    Synthetic and engineering biology - a powerful toolkit for discovery

    Engineering and synthetic biology was the focus of an event for CSaP’s Dowling Policy Fellows and policy maker guests on 26 April 2024. Academics from four different disciplines underscored the transformative potential of bioengineering while emphasising the crucial need for responsible regulation and vigilance regarding emerging biosecurity risks.
  • 9 May 2024

    The Government, science policy, and products - from concept to consumer

    UK National Technology Adviser, Dr David Smith, delivered CSaP's Annual Cleevely Lecture last month. He discussed the importance of products as a deliverable of innovation, and the steps that the UK is taking through its newly announced Science and Technology Framework to deliver security for innovators.
  • 8 May 2024

    Geopolitics of climate impacts: implications for the UK’s international policies

    The roundtable on geopolitics of climate impacts and their implications for the UK’s foreign policies was hosted by Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, and Peter Hill, former Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and CEO of COP26.
  • 11 April 2024

    Building resilience in the UK’s electromagnetic environment

    The Resilience and Security Institute at Cranfield University teamed up with CSaP to host a roundtable on Building Resilience in the UK’s electromagnetic environment (EME). The goal of the roundtable was to encourage the exchange of knowledge, insights and ideas among the participants coming from problem owners, policy makers, industry representatives, and researchers.
  • 27 March 2024

    Podcast mini-series: Coastal resilience in the face of climate change

    CSaP Policy Intern, Josephine Anselin, interviewed four coastal research experts to explore different aspects of the UK’s coastal adaptation to climate change. Listen to the podcast mini-series on 'Coastal resilience in the face of climate change'.
  • 26 March 2024

    Policy making under pressure

    Statistics provide important evidence for policy making, but they are often imperfect and such imperfection can be heightened by time pressures. How can policy makers come to understand the trade-offs between using data and making it robust? Deniz Gursul (Campaigns and Policy Manager for the Royal Statistical Society) spoke to our Policy Fellows about 'Statistics Under Pressure', a project that works to inform stakeholders about trade-offs and the uncertainties inherent in data.
  • 23 March 2024

    “Road to Sustain”: Learning about biodiversity through Minecraft Educational games

    On 23 March, Cambridge Zero Darwin College David MacKay Research Associate Dr. Jinying Xu organised a Cambridge Festival event at the Department of Engineering as part of the family weekend.
  • 14 March 2024

    Competition law and consumer protection in the UK’s net zero transition

    Members of the Sustainability Taskforce at the Competition and Markets Authority - including their Director, David Middlemiss - met with the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum to discuss current and future issues in UK markets relevant to the taskforce’s work in facilitating the UK’s net zero transition.