29/03/10 CaSE attended a parliamentary event for MPs standing down at
the next election, organised by the RSC with the support of CaSE
26/03/10 CaSE met the Science Minister Lord Drayson to discuss Labour's science
policy commitments and the newly published Principles on Scientific Advice to
25/03/10 CaSE met with the Society of Biology
24/03/10 The Budget
CaSE has responded to today's Budget, which included some additional
support for research commericialisation, innovation and skills. There was no
clarity about the government's commitment to seeing through the 10 year Science
and Innovation Investment Framework.
the press release
24/03/10 Principles of Scientific Advice
The government has published its final version of the Principles of
Scientific Advice to Government.
23/03/10 CaSE met with the British Ecological Society
22/03/10 Director of CaSE
CaSE is advertising for a new Director, deadline for applications 18th April
2010. CaSE's current Director, Nick Dusic, will become Director of Science and
Medical Public Affairs at Pfizer from May 10th.
19/03/10 CaSE met with Birmingham University
18/03/10 Dave Hawksett and Nick Dusic met with Breast Cancer Campaign
17/02/10 CaSE met with York University
15/03/10 The Science Budget
Nick Dusic has responded to Secretary of State for Business Lord Mandelson's
comments in the FT that the Labour government has no plans to cut science spending.
Writing on the CaSE blog Nick argues that further to this announcement, science
funding is set to become a political debate in the run up to the election.
the full blog
15/03/10 Nick Dusic has written on the New Scientist S-Word blog on the massive
political impact the science vote could have
15/03/10 Nick Dusic spoke about The Science Vote at a Westminster Sceptics science
policy discussion with Professor Brian Cox and Evan Harris MP, Liberal Democrat
15/03/10 Hilary Leevers attended the Times Educational Supplement
pre-election debate on schools
12/03/10 Nick Hall attended a science policy workshop on Scotland and research
funding, jointly hosted by Association of Medical Research Charities and the
12/03/10 Dave Hawksett and Nick Dusic met with BCS The Chartered Institute
11/03/10 CaSE attended the Royal Society of Chemistry Parliamentary Affairs
11/03/10 Prospect have written for the CaSE blog on the effects of possible
funding cuts on MOD R&D.
10/03/10 Hilary Leevers attended an Association of Medical Research Charities
Public Affairs Working Group meeting to talk about pre-and post-election work.
10/03/10 CaSE's Executive Committee met.
09/03/10 Building Our Future with Science and Engineering
CaSE has published its short election document, Building our Future with Science & Engineering,
developed with our members and collaborators. This summarises the key issues
emerging from the CaSE working papers. It urges the parties to develop clear
and long-term policies that will enable science and engineering to address
societal challenges and build a more robust economy.
Building our Future with Science & Engineering
the press release
the working papers
The Science Vote
In honour of the upcoming general election, we have renamed our blog, formerly
known as CaSE Notes, The Science Vote to emphasise the very real existence
of a force among voters who care about science and engineering policies. The
Science Vote has published its first posts from prospective parliamentary candidates
(PPCs) from each of the main parties. We are working our way through a list
of candidates with a background in science, technology, engineering or mathematics,
inviting them to write for us.
The Science Vote
the PPC posts
09/03/10 Hilary Leevers attended the launch of the Royal Society's new report The
Scientific Century, looking at the need for sustained long-term investment
09/03/10 Hilary Leevers has written for the New Scientist S-Word blog on what
Sir James Dyson's new report, Ingenious
Britain, means for Conservative science policy.
08/03/10 Letter to the Leaders
CaSE published its Letter to the Leaders today, which asks them to set out
their science and engineering policies covering education & skills; research
funding; innovation and science and engineering in government. CaSE has sent
similar letters to the main political parties in advance of previous UK, devolved
and European elections. We will publish the responses from the party in advance
of the General Election. The Letter was also published in The Times.
to the Leaders
08/03/10 Dave Hawksett and Hilary Leevers met with Microsoft
05/03/10 CaSE's election blog has published a series of new posts:
- Nick Bowes from the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education
(AMCE) outlines the success of their recent Annual Conference on maths education. Read
- Diana Garnham, Chair of the Science for Careers Expert Group, talks about
the group's new report examining how we can get more young people interested
in a career in science. Read
- The Royal Statistical Society's Andrew Garrett on what the three main political
parties have to say about official statistics in government. Read
- Simon Denegri, Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities,
on the positive role charity organisations play among the science community. Read
01/03/10 Council for Science Technology presents A Vision for UK Research
Nick Dusic attended the press launch of the latest Council for Science
Technology report that presents the Prime Minister with A Vision for UK Research.
The report argues for a long term plan of sustained investment in a broad,
creative and excellent research base complemented by more strategic support
Nick Dusic's New Scientist blog