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, 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 Council chaired by the Earl of Selborne
GBE FRS. The Council appoints a Trustee Board from its members. The
Trustee Board is accountable for all of the activities of the Foundation. The Foundation's Chief Executive Dr Dougal Goodman
OBE FREng is responsible for delivering the strategy agreed by the Trustee
Board with advice from the Council. 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
Reports and accounts of the Foundation can be read via the link below.