Browsing All posts tagged under »science«

Meaningful open access – it’s the way you tell it

March 13, 2013 by


Curiosity, clarity and conviction - top tips for accessible, engaging science writing

Science minister for Scotland

January 17, 2012 by


Spotted today (hat tip to Fiona Selkirk) that the Scottish government has appointed a junior minister with science as one of his lead responsibilities. Dr Alasdair Allan is now the Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages . This is something we have been calling for – it was our top call back in the […]

What is all this coverage of three parent IVF about?

April 19, 2011 by


You may have seen some rather sensationally headlined coverage on the news this morning  “IVF technique using three biological parents” “Three parent IVF”.  This is referring to an IVF technique to avoid passing on mitochondrial disease. This is a treatment which is being researched but is not currently licensed. Andrew Lansley asked the HFEA to report […]

£100 million capital funding for science in the budget tomorrow

March 22, 2011 by


The FT have a great checklist of what is expected in the budget tomorrow on their Westminster blog. Science is at number 18. £100 million of extra capital funding for one or two big science projects – it names the space innovation centre and the Brabaham life science research park in Cambridge. There’s more detail […]

Shadow BIS minister calls for 10-year framework for science funding in the budget next week

March 14, 2011 by


Being on holiday last Wednesday, I missed John Denham give the Campaign for Science and Engineering Annual lecture. Luckily you can read it online here. He warned of the risk of the UK losing our leading position in science and used the occasion to call for a clear framework for science funding, ideally for a 10-year […]

Commons Science & Technology committee exploring the impact of the science budget

January 26, 2011 by


The Commons Science & Technology committee made a call today for  information from us on the impact of the science and research budget allocations that were announced just before Christmas. As the budgets bed in and we start to work out what they are going to mean in practice, the committee want to hear where […]

Making some noise in Scotland

November 10, 2010 by


I’m up in Scotland for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Science and the Parliament event today. And with spending decisions imminent and the Scottish elections coming up in May, AMRC is joining forces with charities and networks supporting world-class medical research in Scotland to make some noise about medical research. Together we’re launching five policy […]