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The Foundation's purpose is to provide an impartial platform for debate of policy issues that have a science, technology or medical element. The Foundation organises dinner/discussions and workshops on relevant issues when parliament is sitting. Soon after an event a two page summary is posted on this site and later a report appears in the Foundation's journal, FST Journal which is also on the site. Past copies of the Foundation's old journal Technology, Innovation and Society are also searchable on the site.

The Foundation is overseen by a Trustee Board chaired by the Rt Hon the Lord Willetts FRS.  The Trustee Board is accountable for all of the activities of the Foundation.  The Foundation's Chief Executive Gavin Costigan is responsible for delivering the strategy agreed by the Trustee Board with advice from the Council.  The former Chair, the Earl of Selborne GBE FRS, and the former Chief Executive, Dr Dougal Goodman OBE FREng, are Vice-Presidents of the Foundation.

The Foundation employs a team of sub-editors led by Simon Napper to produce the journal.

To read about the activities of the Foundation the site, meeting reports and journals can be searched by entering key words in the Google search engine at the top right of any page. This will search both the html and pdf pages. On the Home Page use ctrl-F to search down the list.

The Foundation also provides a support service to learned and professional societies. Around 140 societies subscribe to receive a Newsletter.

Keith Lawrey is the Learned Societies' Liaison Officer for the Foundation. He prepares Guidance Notes on a range of administrative issues of interest for the administrators of Learned and Professional Societies who are members of the Foundation. He is also on a limited basis able to provide guidance to individual member societies.

Reports and accounts of the Foundation can be read via the link below.

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