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The Foundation for Science and Technology

The Foundation's purpose is to provide a neutral platform for debate of policy issues that have a science, engineering or technology element. The Foundation organises dinner/discussions and workshops on relevant issues when parliament is sitting. A printable list of the titles and dates of the events listed below is available for download. To view the journal click on the icon on the FST Journal panel.

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Recent events

24 Jan
The Hackitt Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

Debate summary (178KB)

Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng - with audio (409KB), Chair, Hackitt Inquiry into Building Regulations and Fire Safety

Graham Watts OBE - with audio (70KB), Chief Executive, Construction Industry Council (CIC)

Peter Baker - with audio (493KB), Director, Construction Division and Chief Inspector of Construction, Health and Safety Executive

Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng [Panellist] - audio only, Member, Grenfell Expert Panel, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Chief Executive, BRE Group

Turlogh O’Brien CBE [Panellist], Chairman of the Governing Board of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Post-Grenfell Expert Working Group, Construction Industry Council (CIC)

14 Nov
The impact on society of machine learning - an opportunity or a threat?

Debate summary (176KB)

Dr Mike Lynch OBE FRS FREng - audio only, Founder, Invoke Capital

Dr Claire Craig CBE - with audio (2314KB), Director of Science Policy, The Royal Society

Amir Saffari - with audio (4713KB), Head of AI, BenevolentAI

Dame Wendy Hall DBE FRS FREng - audio only, Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton

Professor Chris Bishop FRS FREng - audio only, Laboratory Director, Microsoft Research, Cambridge [Panellist]

06 Nov
A business strategy for Scotland

Debate summary (123KB)

Professor Iain Gray CBE FREng FRSE - audio only, Vice President for Business, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Nora Senior CBE - audio only, Chair, Scottish Government's Strategic Board for Enterprise and Skills

Lady Susan Rice CBE FRSE - audio only, Chair, Scottish Water

Paul Wheelhouse MSP - audio only, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy and Member for South Scotland, Scottish Parliament

18 Oct
Searching for the Holy Grail of a science and innovation strategy that makes a difference

11 Jul
Cancer diagnostics: can cancer be diagnosed earlier and if yes what are the consequences?

Debate summary (186KB)

Sir Harpal Kumar - with audio (2943KB), Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK

Billy Boyle (6KB), Chief Executive Officer, Owlstone Medical

Dr Clare Turnbull - with audio (1776KB), Clinical Lead, Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Cancer Programme

Dr Suzanne Jenkins, Diagnostics Expert (Director), Personalised Healthcare and Biomarkers, AstraZeneca [Panellist]

Sara Hiom, Director of Early Diagnosis and Health Professional Engagement, Cancer Research UK [Panellist]

21 Jun
The impact of demographic and medical trends on the health and social care systems of the UK

Debate summary (127KB)

Professor Chris Whitty CB FMedSci - with audio (2378KB), Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health,, Deputy Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci - audio only, President, Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Marcel Levi - audio only, Chief Executive, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This discussion appeared in the FST Journal Volume 22, Number 1 (1477KB)

24 May
Making cities work - the application of technology, science and infrastructure improvements to create a place where citizens wish to live

Debate summary (161KB)

Professor The Lord Mair CBE FRS FREng - with audio (7114KB), Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering,, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Tom Saunders - with audio (998KB), Senior Researcher, International Innovation, Nesta

Councillor Peter Marland - audio only, Leader, Milton Keynes Council

This discussion appeared in the FST Journal Volume 22, Number 1 (1477KB)

10 May
What constitutes an effective industrial strategy for the UK?

Debate summary (128KB)

Professor Graeme Reid - with audio (441KB), Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology

Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FRS FREng - with audio (1137KB), President, Royal Academy of Engineering

Andrew Barker - with audio (6880KB), Head of Investor Relations, International Airlines Group

Anthony Lilley OBE - audio only, Chief Executive and Chief Creative Officer, Magic Lantern

Dr Andrew Harter FREng FIET FBCS - audio only, Chair, Cambridge Network and Founder and CEO, RealVNC [Panellist]

This discussion appeared in the FST Journal Volume 22, Number 1 (1477KB)

26 Apr
What needs to be done to meet urban air quality targets and what are the consequences if the targets are not met?

Debate summary (138KB)

Eliott Treharne - with audio (3366KB), Air Quality Manager, Greater London Authority

Dr Stephen Bryce - with audio (1394KB), Vice-President, Fuels Technology, Shell Projects and Technology

Professor Frank Kelly - with audio (3531KB), Professor of Environmental Health, King's College London

Dr Christa Hasenkopf - audio only, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, OpenEQ [Panellist]

01 Mar
How can skill levels be raised to meet the needs of society and the economy?

Debate summary (143KB)

Sir Mark Walport FRS FMedSci - with audio (1196KB), Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Government Office for Science

Sir Adrian Smith FRS - with audio (223KB), Vice-Chancellor, University of London

Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng - with audio (536KB), Chair, EEF

This discussion appeared in the FST Journal Volume 22, Number 1 (1477KB)

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