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New position statement on climate change

The Geological Society has prepared a position statement on climate change, focusing specifically on the geological evidence Read more

16 November 2010

Homeopathy

The Science Council gives written evidence to House of Commons Select Committee, November 2009 Read more

02 September 2010

Enhancing vocational education - Science Council responds to Wolf Review

The Science Council has welcomed the Wolf Review as an essential and timely review of vocational education. Read more

05 November 2010

Policy Portal

Science policy - collection of papers on important science policy issues across national and international science communities Read more

02 September 2010

Animal experiments

Scientific opinion on animal experiments, animal rights science and testing policies, scientific research and the ethics of experiments on animals

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02 September 2010

Climate change

Study of climate change and the science of global warming

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02 September 2010

Comprehensive Spending Review 2010

This is a key time for the science community to give its views on the comprehensive spending review. Please find submissions and key documents below. Read more

02 September 2010

Scientific opinion on creationism and intelligent design

Darwin's 200th birthday was an opportunity to celebrate Charles Darwin's life and the contribution he made to increasing understanding of the world Read more

02 September 2010

Consultation responses

The Science Council and Member Bodies science and education position statements and consultation responses Read more

02 September 2010

Science Diploma

Science Council's response to the proposed Science Diploma Read more

02 September 2010

Science for Careers Expert Group report published

Science for Careers Expert Group report published and warns that unless science speaks to young people the UK faces skills shortages Find out more here. Read more

01 March 2010

Science Council Priorities for UK Science and Innovation Policy 2010 - 2015

Science Council Priorities for UK Science and Innovation Policy 2010 - 2015 Read more

15 March 2010

Science a key foundation for international development

House of Commons Science & Technology report on science and international development Read more

26 October 2012

Immigration

Science Council responds to the Migration Advisory Committee consultation Read more

04 December 2012

Heseltine review calls for long term science investment

Heseltine review calls for long term science investment Read more

02 November 2012

Science Council 'Science and Innovation Policy'

The Science Council’s March 2010 position statement on priorities for science and innovation policy Read more

15 March 2011

September 2012

Including government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

17 September 2012

October 2012

Including government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

29 October 2012

Open Consultations

A list of open public consultations on science and education issues which relate to the interests of the Science Council and Members Read more

17 October 2011

David Willetts MP gives Third Roberts Science Policy Lecture

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science has launched the Science Council’s new register for professional technicians Read more

21 October 2011

Biofuels

Statements and reports on the production, application and sustainability of biofuels Read more

01 February 2012

Carbon Capture and Storage

Statements and reports on Carbon Capture and Storage technologies, policies and applications Read more

01 February 2012

Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically Modified Organisms Read more

01 February 2012

Diversity

The Science Council responds to the Royal Society of Edinburgh's inquiry into barriers to women in STEM Read more

15 February 2012

Good careers guidance has never been so important warn MPs

Education Select Committee warns against making schools solely responsible for careers guidance Read more

23 January 2013

Business-University Collaboration Review

Sir Tim Wilson's Review of Business-University Collaboration is published 28th February 2012. Read more

28 February 2012

July 2014

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

28 July 2014

Open access to scientific publishing

A page of links and downloads to reports, responses and information about open access to scientific research Read more

16 July 2012

Policy Activity

The Science Council provides a voice on policy issues affecting the science community, fostering debate and the exchange of ideas Read more

09 January 2013

April 2013

Science Council news, government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

01 May 2013

Party Conferences

Science Council has hosted a number of fringe events at the Party Conferences Read more

11 March 2013

2011

11 March 2013

2012

11 March 2013

2013

20 May 2013

Company and Business Names

The Science Council responded to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consulation on the use of Comapny and Business Names Read more

17 June 2013

Spending Review 2013

08 July 2013

Water

Statements and reports from UK and international organisations on water policy Read more

11 July 2013

May 2014

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

02 June 2014

Gareth Roberts Science Policy Lecture 2013

Baroness Onora O'Neill to give fourth Robert Lecture at the Law Society Read more

13 September 2013

‘Why Science needs ethics’: Roberts Science Policy Lecture 2013

The fourth biennial Science Council Robert’s Lecture was given by Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve on 8th October 2013 Read more

23 October 2013

June 2013

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

08 November 2013

July 2013

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

08 November 2013

August 2013

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

08 November 2013

October 2013

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

08 November 2013

November 2013

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

08 November 2013

December 2013

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

19 December 2013

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

The Science Council is launching a new programme of work to support a more diverse science workforce Read more

03 February 2014

February 2014

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

11 February 2014

March 2014

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

20 March 2014

Essential for UK economy that practical skills are at the heart of A levels

Practical skills are integral to science and vital for science employers Read more

09 April 2014

April 2013

Round up of government and parliamentary news and appointments, public policy and more Read more

29 April 2014

2014

07 July 2014

Policy Briefings

18 July 2014

International STEM students

Lords Select Committee calls Government's policy on international students contradictory Read more

18 July 2014

CBI Education and Skills Survey 2013

policy e-briefing CBI Education and Skills Survey 2013 Read more

18 July 2014

Government publishes new skills strategy for Further Education Colleges

policy e-briefing Government publishes new skills strategy for Further Education Colleges Read more

18 July 2014

Apprenticeships Policy Update

e-briefing Apprenticeships Policy Update Read more

18 July 2014

CBI Education and Skills Survey 2014

policy e-briefing CBI Education and Skills Survey 2014 Read more

05 August 2014

Newsletter

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Update August 2014 Read more

19 August 2014