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The Centre for Science and Policy helps the sciences and technology to serve society by promoting engagement between researchers and policy professionals.

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The Centre for Science and Policy helps the sciences and technology to serve society by promoting engagement between researchers and policy professionals.

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    The role of evidence and analysis in effective policy making

    The role of evidence and analysis in effective policy making

    To commemorate 50 years since the death of Churchill and 75 years since he became Prime Minister, the Centre for Science and Policy and Churchill College jointly organised a distinguished panel discussion to discuss the role of evidence and analysis in effective policy making.

    Chaired by Dame Athene Donald, Master of Churchill College, panellists included: Charles Clarke (Home Secretary, 2004 - 2006), Lord Peter Hennessy (Historian, Queen Mary University of London), Sir Richard Mottram (former Chairman, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) and Lord Richard Wilson (Cabinet Secretary, 1998 - 2002).

    This event is part of the CSaP 2015 annual conference, and also part of a broader national programme "The Churchill Global Statesmanship Programme for the 21st Century". The Global Statesmanship Programme aims to stage a number of events which will examine the challenges facing the would-be Churchills of today.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Connectivity and flows in future cities

    Connectivity and flows in future cities

    In 2014, for the first time, more people live in cities than in rural areas. By 2050, more than 70% of people are predicted to be living in cities. Such rapid growth and urbanisation creates tremendous opportunities and also tremendous challenges, both for the people who live there and for the environment. Can we rethink how we design and live in cities in the future? How will resources flow to and around them and how will cities adapt to the challenges they face?

    • 1 hr 58 min
    How does academic research contribute to the work of government? Katrina Williams, Department for Energy and Climate Change

    How does academic research contribute to the work of government? Katrina Williams, Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • 8 min
    How does academic research contribute to the work of government? Professor Ottoline Leyser, University of Camabridge

    How does academic research contribute to the work of government? Professor Ottoline Leyser, University of Camabridge

    • 6 min
    Future of Economics and Public Policy with Ha-Joon Chang

    Future of Economics and Public Policy with Ha-Joon Chang

    A lecture and discussion with Ha-Joon Chang and panel for Cambridge Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative.

    • 49 min
    The GCSA at 50: reflections on the past, present and future of scientific advice

    The GCSA at 50: reflections on the past, present and future of scientific advice

    To mark the fifty year anniversary of Solly Zuckerman’s appointment as the first Government Chief Scientific Adviser, CSaP came together with the Royal Society, GO-Science and SPRU to host an event on the past, present and future of scientific advice. The event took the form of two panel sessions, the first being retrospective, focusing on the formation and evolution of the role of GCSA, and the second prospective, looking at how the role is changing and where it might go from here.

    • 2 hr 29 min

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