Programme

MEETINGS

Meetings of the Committee are open to all members of both Houses of Parliament, but attendance from outside Parliament is restricted to representatives of member organisations.

The next scheduled meetings of the Committee will be:

  • TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER at 5:30pm
    ‘How research and innovation issues are being considered in Brexit negotiations’
    Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
    This will be a discussion meeting and evening reception
    Click here for the meeting notice
  • TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER at 10:00am – 12:00
    ‘Data’
    Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
  • TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER at 12:15pm
    Annual Lunch
  • TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER at 5:30pm
    ‘Science and Food Manufacturing’

RECENT MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  • MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
    Evening Discussion Meeting
    “Will new methods of power generation keep the lights on?”- Monday 14th November, 5.30pm. Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
    Click here for the meeting notice
  • WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER Annual Lunch
  • TUESDAY 24TH MAY
    17.30 “IS OUR AIR FIT TO BREATHE?”

You can download the Zika meeting summary here, and the briefing here.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics published a short briefing note online last month on ethical considerations relating to Zika and possible public health interventions. The note is available to download at the Nuffield Bioethics website here: Zika Ethical Considerations

2015.

  • Tuesday 8 December
    DRONES AND HOW TO CONTROL THEM
  • Tuesday 17 November
    Annual Lunch
    Sir Paul Nurse
    President of the Royal Society; Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute
  • Thursday 5 November
    THE BIG BANG @ PARLIAMENT
  • Tuesday 3 November
    “ARE WE LOOKING AFTER OUR SOIL?”
    Helen Browning OBE, Chief Executive, Soil Association
    Chris Collins, Professor of Environmental Chemistry, University of Reading
    Dr Jacqueline Hannam, Cranfield University; the British Soil Science Society
    Click here for the meeting audio and materials
  • Tuesday 13 October
    PATIENT SAFETY
    Dr Janet Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, King’s College, London
    Dr Jocelyn Cornwell, Chief Executive, Point of Care Foundation
    Professor Sarah Sharples, Professor of Human Factors, University of Nottingham
    Click here for the meeting audio and materials
  • Tuesday 14 July
    NANOTECHNOLOGY – Is It Safe and Useful?
    Professor Andrew Fisher
    Director, London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL (from 1st October 2015)
    Professor Milo Shaffer
    Professor of Materials Chemistry, Imperial College London
    Professor Alex Orlov
    Stonybrook, USA and Cambridge, England
    Click here for the meeting audio and materials
  • Tuesday 16 June
    THE FUTURE OF ROAD TRANSPORT
    “Electric Cars” – The Lord Borwick
    “Driverless Cars” – Rob Wallis, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Research Laboratory
    “Road Transport and Cities” – Steve Yianni, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Systems Catapult
    Click here for the meeting audio and materials
  • Thursday 19 March 9.15 am
    LIGHT – British Science Week Seminar
    Star Light Dr Rob Massey, Royal Astronomical Society
    Photonics and Communication Professor Sir David Payne, University of Southampton
    Light Emitting Diodes Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, University of Cambridge
    Illumination for Africa Susie Wheeldon, Solar Aid
    Illuminating light in medical diagnostics and treatment – Elizabeth Benson, King’s College Hospital; Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Dr John Allen, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
    Click here for the meeting notice
  • Tuesday 24 February 5.30 pm
    A SCIENCE LEGACY FOR THE NEXT PARLIAMENT – discussion meeting
    Speakers:
    The Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University School of Medicine
    Andrew Miller MP, Chair, House of Commons, Science and Technology Select Committee
  • Tuesday 20 January 5.30 pm
    THE FUTURE OF LIFE SCIENCES IN THE UK – discussion meeting
    Speakers:
    Doris-Ann Williams MBE, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association
    Professor Guy Poppy, University of Southampton; Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency
    Dr Malcolm Skingle CBE, Director, Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Tuesday 9 December 5.30 pm
    DEMENTIA – discussion meeting
    Speakers:
    Professor Martin Knapp, London School of Economics
    Professor Alistair Burns, University of Manchester
    Dr Simon Ridley, Head of Research, Alzheimer’s Research UK
  • Wednesday 26th November
    ANNUAL LUNCH
    Guest Speaker:
    The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister
  • Tuesday 18th November 8.30 am
    ENERGY STORAGE
    Speakers:
    Dr Jonathan Radcliffe
    Centre for Low Carbon Futures, University of Birmingham
    Professor Toby Peters
    Dearman Engine Company
    Click here for the meeting audio and materials (Members only)
  • Tuesday 11th November
    75th Anniversary Reception at Buckingham Palace
    The reception was reported in the Court Circular in the Times and Daily Telegraph on 12th November
  • Tuesday 4th November 8.30 am
    EBOLA VIRUS – AN UPDATE
    Panel Discussion:
    Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, England
    Professor John Edmunds, Dean of Faculty, Epidemiology and Population Health,
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Dr Christine McCartney
    Director of Microbiology, Public Health England
    Dr Andrew Simpson
    Public Health England
    Dr Huw Taylor
    Professor of Microbial Ecology, University of Brighton
    Click here for the meeting and audio materials (Members only)
  • Tuesday 21 October 5.30 pm
    DOES THE UK HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE IT NEEDS?
    Speakers: Nick Baveystock, Director General, Institution of Civil Engineers
    Professor Brian Collins, Professor of Engineering Policy, UCL
    Click here to download Ridley Report
  • Tuesday 15 July 5.30 pm
    A LEVELS
    Dr Sarah Main
    Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering
    Professor Ian Haines
    Executive Secretary, UK Deans of Science
    Dr Michelle Meadows
    Director of Research and Evaluation, Ofqual
    Click here for the meeting and audio materials
  • Tuesday 17 June 5.30 pm
    DID WE REALISE OUR POTENTIAL?
    Celebrating 20 years of the mission led Research Councils
    Speakers: Professor David Lane, Director, Ocean Systems Laboratory, Heriot-Watt University
    Professor Dek Woolfson, School of Chemistry, Bristol University
    Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng, Web and Internet Science Research Group, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Southampton
    Click here for the meeting and audio materials
  • Tuesday 8 April 09.00
    Hydraulic Fracturing
    Professor Richard Davies BSc PhD FGS, Dean of Knowledge Exchange and Impact, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Durham; Huw Clarke, Senior Geoscientist, Cuadrilla Resources Ltd
    Click here for the meeting and audio materials
  • Thursday 20 March 09.45 National Science and Engineering Week Seminar Marine Science
    “Deep Sea Marine Biodiversity”: Dr Brian Bett (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
    “The Role of the Ocean in Securing Sustainable Food for 9 Billion People”: Professor Manuel Barange (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
    The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science
    “Mining the Sea Bed”: Dr Stefan Kapusniak (Mining Business Manager, Soil Machine Dynamics)
    “Marine Renewables”: Dr Paul Bell (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
    “Ocean Acidification : The Silent Storm”: Dr Carol Turley (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
    “Natural Hazards and Sea Level Rise”: Dr Kevin Horsburgh (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
  • Tues-Thurs 11-13 March – Oceanology International Exhibition
  • Tuesday 25 February 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – How do we Value our Natural Capital?Addresses by
    Julian Harlow, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    Professor Rosemary Hails MBE, Centre for Hydrology and Ecology
    Professor Brett Day, University of East Anglia
  • Tuesday 21 January 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – Badgers
    Addresses by
    Adam Quinney, Vice President, NFU
    Professor Christl Donnelly, Professor of Statistical Epidemiology, Imperial College London
    Professor Rosie Woodroffe, Institute of Zoology

2013

  • Tuesday 10 December 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – Sub-Sea Mining
    Addresses by
    Mary Vayou, BMT Group Ltd
    Mike Jones, Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd
    Daniel Brutto, Director, Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd
  • Tuesday 19 November 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – An Immigration Policy for Science
    Addresses by
    Philip Duffy, Home Office
    Professor Ian Haines, UK Deans of Science
    Ian Robinson, Fragomen
  • Tuesday 5 November Annual Lunch
  • Monday 4 November 1 – 3 pm The Big Bang at Parliament with EngineeringUK
  • Tuesday 22 October 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – Smart Buildings
    Dr Deborah A Pullen Group Research Director, Building Research Establishment
    Professor Doug King FREng, Chief Scientific and Engineering Advisor. Building Research Establishment; Principal, Doug King Consulting Ltd, Visiting Professor, University of Bath
    Dr Martyn Thomas FREng CBE, Vice-President, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Tuesday 9 July 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – The Importance of Bees
  • Tuesday 11 June 4.30 Annual General Meeting 5.00 pm Discussion Meeting – Antibiotics
  • Tuesday 14 May 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – Water Purity
  • Tuesday 23 April 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – Skills
  • Thursday 21 March 10.00 am – National Science and Engineering Week Seminar: Speed
  • Monday 18 March 12.30-20.30 – SET for BRITAIN Poster Competition and Exhibition
  • Wednesday 13 March 3.00 pm Discussion meeting – How much Food testing do we need?
  • Tuesday 26 February 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – Space Weather
  • Tuesday 22 January 5.30 pm Discussion Meeting – Commercialisation of Research