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4 March 2022
Global Pandemic Response, Public Health and Sustainability
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
The sciences of ageing and improving dementia care
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
Sustainable finance, risk and transition to clean technology
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
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Trade-offs
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
Life in the Anthropocene
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.
21 December 2021
The challenges facing the environment and society
Dr Molly Anderson led the final session of CSaP’s seminar series on government’s use of data, science, and evidence. Using her perspective of working in the Environment Agency’s Chief Scientist’s Group, she discussed the concept of reflexivity and the crucial role it could play in tackling current environmental challenges.
17 December 2021
Arm’s length bodies in the COVID-19 response
The Centre for Science and Policy hosted a seminar on how ALBs were used in the COVID-19 response, as part of its Policy Fellow series on the government’s use of data, science, and evidence. Speakers Matthew Gill and Grant Dalton, from the Institute for Government, outlined their research on the interface between health focused ALBs and central government during the pandemic.
17 December 2021
The science of mitigating natural disasters
As part of CSaP’s seminar series on government data, science, and evidence, Dr Amy Donovan from the University of Cambridge led a discussion on how science is used to generate effective warning systems in the face of impending natural disasters or environmental risks.
7 December 2021
How can data science inform infrastructure policy?
As part of the CSaP Policy Fellow seminar series on government’s use of data, science and evidence, Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer for Mott MacDonald and Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, led a discussion on how data science can be used to inform infrastructure policy.
19 November 2021
Moving forward with social infrastructure policy
The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) held a workshop on social infrastructure at the British Academy. It was organised in partnership with the British Academy, the Bennett Institute of Public Policy, and Power to Change. The attendees were academics, advocates, policymakers, and researchers with expertise in social infrastructure policy.