31 May 2022
The Centre for Science and Policy continued its series of in-person seminars on social infrastructure topics in collaboration with the British Academy on 26 May 2022, with a discussion on universities as anchor institutions.
17 May 2022
George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research, and Innovation delivered a CSaP Lecture at St John’s College, Cambridge where he discussed the UK’s position within global research and innovation. The talk on 28 April 2022 explored the mission of making Britain a “Science Superpower”.
10 May 2022
The Centre for Science and Policy resumed its series of in-person seminars in collaboration with the British Academy with a discussion of The Woolf Institute’s report: “How We Get Along: The Diversity Study of England and Wales 2020”. The Institute’s Director of Research Dr Julian Hargreaves presented the findings as well as Professor Tariq Modood, Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy, University of Bristol.
6 April 2022
For CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast, the Centre's Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday was joined by Sir Oliver Letwin, a former Cabinet Minister, Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and Professor Dame Sally Davies, former Chief Medical Officer for England, to discuss how science advice was used by decision-makers during the Ebola Outbreak in 2014.
23 March 2022
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow Dr. Sadie Watson led a CSaP seminar on the relationship between development-led archaeology and public benefit. Her research at the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) aims to establish project design strategies that will maximise the social value of future development-led archaeology projects.
4 March 2022
The University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor's Lecture was held on 01 March 2022 and was delivered online by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization. The lecture series, which engages partners from CEENRG and CSAP as well as CISDL and others, is driven by the urgency to inspire and innovate the world’s best and brightest minds.
16 February 2022
Dr Martina Zimmermann, Lecturer in Health Humanities and Health Sciences at King’s College London, discussed her work on the cultural perceptions of ageing and her project - The Sciences of Ageing and the Culture of Youth (SAACY) –as part of CSaP’s Future Leaders Fellows seminar series.
15 February 2022
CSaP in collaboration with Professor Charles Kennel, Director Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, delivered the 2022 series of climate change seminars hosted by Christ’s College, Cambridge. The first focused on sustainable finance, risk, and the transition to clean technology. It was chaired by Emily Farnworth, Co-Director, Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Engagement, with two panellists: Michael Liebreich, Chairman and CEO, Liebreich Associates, and Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero at University of Cambridge.
11 February 2022
Dr Isabel Jones, Research Fellow in Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling delivered the third edition of CSaP’s Future Leaders Fellows Seminar series. Her research focuses on how we can achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) equitably, in scenarios where one SDG may be prioritised at the expense of another.
20 January 2022
CSaP’s Horn Fellows hosted an evening event for academics and policy makers, in conjunction with Cambridge Zero. Howard Covington, Chair of the Alan Turing Institute, discussed the history of the Anthropocene, an unofficial term for the geological period we are currently living in, and his projections for the future.