This blog post was written by Beck Smith, the Biochemical Society’s Head of Policy.
Organised by the Engineering the Future Alliance – Monday 4 October
Venue and time: Hyatt Regency (secure) 17:45
Theme: An Industrial Policy for the 21st Century: Engineering growth in Britain
Chair: David Furness (SMF)
Speakers: Mark Prisk MP (Smaller Business Minister TBC) or John Hayes MP (Skills Minister TBC), Kate Bellingham and Alan Cook (Atkins)
Organised by the ESRC Genomics Network – Tuesday 5 October
Venue and time: Scherzo Room, Hyatt Regency, 2 Bridge Street 17:45 – 19:00
Theme: Why science needs social science: the case of genetics
Chair: Professor John Dupre (Egenis Director)
Speakers: Professor Joyce Tait (Innogen Scientific Advisor), Professor Barry Barnes (Egenis Co-Director) and Mr George Freeman MP
Venue and time: The ICC, Hall 8B 19:30 – 21:00
Theme: The scientific century: can research secure our future prosperity?
Speakers: Rt Hon David Willetts MP (Minister for Universities and Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Sir Martin Taylor GRS (The Royal Society), Professor Paul Wellings (Chair of the 1994 Group and Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University), Richard Lambert (Director General, CBI), Professor Tim Besley FBA (Kuwait Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics) and Professor Brian Cox (Royal Society University Research Fellow, Chair in Particle Physics, University of Manchester).