Science at the Conservative Party Political Conference

This blog post was written by Beck Smith, the Biochemical Society’s Head of Policy.

Conservative Party Political Conference 3 – 6 October, Birmingham

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Event one:

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)

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Event two:

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

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Event three

Organised by The Royal Society and the 1994 Group – Tuesday 5 October

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).

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One thought on “Science at the Conservative Party Political Conference

  1. Travel What is possible??

    I do not claim to be a man who knows or even understand the complete inner workings of science, I do find myself of late as a student. I was thinking why someone in Steven Hawkings position is not making his dreams come true instead of a special on the history channel. The answer that comes to my mind is that he himself has not totally figured it out. What is the answer is right in front of us? Could it be that simple? Right there is where I lost the true scientists, the guys that may be able to make it happen. I probably lost them much sooner, but here I am still typing. We need to focus our attention on the many thing we have in front of us, and how we may combine them at their most basic level. Example what makes a light year faster than a sound? Obvious of course, but let us truly break that down. Can we extract something from sound that would allow us to add it to the light and speed up the process? I have taken pieces all my life and put them together. That is what math is, a piece of the universe added to another piece and so on so on. So I strongly believe that we have the answer. I will attempt here:

    Speed of sound x The speed of light + The entire mass of the space around both = The speed of light

    Now when I say mass it does not mean a planet size of mass, but instead the mass around the object to be moved at the speed desired. So what is the mass you are wanting to move from one location to the other, a marble? The space around the marble multiplied by the speed of sound (only at the speed of sound around the mass) x The speed of light (only at the speed of light around the mass) will = the speed at which the marble will need to go. Why should be we take the marble faster than it should need to go. We have only to move the mass around and the mass itself. We must also factor in the movement of the “space” around it. Everything is moving at the same time. With that movement comes different speeds, the goal is to calculate all three speeds in to one cohesive speed. So we have

    Mass x Sound x Light x Variable space around = The speed of the marble

    Nothing we have done as humans has ever been more than what we needed. Same thing applies here we need only move the space and mass around the object we are wanting to propel. We look so much at where we should go, but in reality we must be focused on what should be moved.

    If we were to move a planet, the factors we would take into account would be enormous.

    • Rotation of the planet
    • Speed at which the planet is moving through it revolution
    • Magnetic force of the planet ( what is centering the planet around a particular object)
    • Air (wind surface of planet)
    • Mass of total planet (to its very minute calculation to throw off one or two calculations would make it useless)
    • Space needed to travel in order to achieve the desired position (to its very minute calculation)
    • Calculation of the space in which the planet will encounter (Terbulance so to speak, what will throw the planet off course?)
    • Mass and magnetic calculations of other objects the planet may come into contact with
    • Total estimated time

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