CaSE has published its May 2013 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities over the last month. These include:
- CaSE is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Sarah Main as its new Director. A former molecular biologist, Sarah has been working at the Medical Research Council since 2010 on a number of strategic policy projects and has first-hand experience of central government policy making. Read More
We regret to announce that the CaSE Science Policy Debate – set for next Tuesday 30th April - is having to be postponed, due to a last minute scheduling conflict. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We expect a new date to be confirmed very shortly and will contact all registered attendees with this information.
If you any further queries please get in touch.
The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), the UK’s leading independent scientific advocacy group, welcomes Dr Sarah Main as its new Director. Read More
The Presidents of the four UK National Academies – the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Royal Academy of Engineering – have called on the Government to guarantee a stable investment framework for research and innovation over the next ten years. Read More
In a newly published letter, the Director General for Knowledge and Innovation at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), has requested feedback on government priorities towards science and research funding. Read More
CaSE has published its April 2013 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities over the last month. These include:
CaSE has organised a debate between the science spokespeople from the three main Westminster parties: David Willetts MP (Conservative) Universities and Science Minister, Julian Huppert MP (Liberal Democrat) former Research Scientist and Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour), Shadow Universities and Science Minister.
The event is free and you can register here
- Sir Mark Walport has taken up his new role as Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA). Sir Mark was formerly the Director of the Wellcome Trust. The announcement was made in June 2012.
- CaSE is currently working on the development of a manifesto for STEM education. An open-to-all discussion meeting is planned and more details will be made available on the CaSE website shortly.
You can sign up for our monthly e-bulletin here.
Campaign for Science & Engineering Cross-Party Science and Engineering Debate
Between David Willetts MP, Julian Huppert MP and Shabana Mahmood MP
With only two years until the 2015 General Election, CaSE is bringing together the science spokespersons from the three main Westminster parties to debate the future direction of science and engineering policy in the UK:
- David Willetts MP (Conservative) Universities and Science Minister
- Julian Huppert MP (Liberal Democrat), Former research scientist
- Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour), Shadow Universities and Science Minister
The panellists will be responding to questions from the audience on range of issues, including research funding, education, innovation, and scientific advice in government, and we’d very much like you to be there.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology is kindly hosting the event at Savoy Place, London, on the evening of Tuesday 30th April 2013.
Registration will be from 6pm with the debate starting at 6.30pm. There will be a small reception event held afterwards.
If you would like to submit a question to the panellists please do so when registering for a ticket. The event is free and you can register here.
CaSE has published its March 2013 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities over the last month. These include:
- Last month CaSE wrote to the Government, warning that its proposals to introduce a ‘sunset clause’ for the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) could damage the science and engineering sector. Now a new report published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) – the Home Office’s independent advisory group on immigration – has agreed with our concerns and advised against the introduction of a ‘sunset clause’. Read More
CaSE has today welcomed the appointment of Professor Robin Grimes as the new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but urged the department to improve the oversight and support mechanisms surrounding to the role.
Science and engineering impacts on the work done across the Foreign Office and it is therefore crucial that independent scientific advice should be at the heart of the FCO’s policy-making. Read More
CaSE has published its February 2013 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities over the last month. These include:
Senior figures from the world of science and engineering last week called for further consultation on the Government’s immigration proposals to limit the number of skilled immigrants entering the country, warning that such changes could damage the UK’s science and engineering base.
CaSE has written to the Immigration Minister Mark Harper raising concerns over the proposed ‘sunset clause’ – the automatic removal of any occupation from the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). Read More
CaSE has published its January 2013 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities over the last month. These include:
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The Campaign for Science and Engineering is the UK’s leading independent advocate for the STEM sectors. We are a charity with a track record of influencing politics and media at the highest levels to campaign for better policies for science and engineering. We want the UK to have world-leading research and education, skilled scientists and engineers, and innovative businesses. Read More
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As well as a round-up of CaSE’s ongoing work, CaSE News 72 includes analysis of the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor, the new Liberal Democrat science policy and a special feature on the ’4Growth’ campaign. Read More
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CaSE has published its December e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities over the last month. These include:
- Following the launch of the 4Growth campaign – which calls on the Government to reinvest the proceeds from the forthcoming 4G spectrum auction into science and engineering – CaSE and Nesta will be holding a high-profile debate at the IET in London next Tuesday 11th December. See here for further details and to register. Read More
Speech by the Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine MP to Save British Science, Cavendish Conference Centre, 20 Duchess Mews, W1, Thursday, 23rd November.
“Paying for Science”
“I would not pretend to be a scientist. But there are very few ministerial positions in government in which one is not brought face to face with the government’s role in research and development.
I have been fortunate in having held several such positions. At the Department of the Environment in the early 1970’s, I saw something of the work of the Road Research Laboratory in the furtherance of safety measures. As Minister of Aerospace I took over responsibility for the crisis surrounding Rolls Royce, the last development phase of Concorde, and I initiated the fusion of ELDO and ESRO into the European Space Agency.
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Speaking this morning at the CBI Conference, the Business Secretary Vince Cable recognised the work of CaSE and Nesta in launching the ’4Growth’ campaign – which calls on the Government to invest the proceeds from the forthcoming 4G spectrum auction in science and engineering. Read More
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Last week saw a parliamentary debate on the House of Commons Administration and Savings Programme – a cost-cutting initiative which is threatening substantial cuts to the budget of the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) – the in-house body which provides scientific advice to parliamentarians. Read More