January 2014

Assessing the impact of the Catapults

Chaired by Stephen Harris, Senior Reporter, The Engineer 
Dr Maurizio Pilu, Partnerships Director, Connected Digital Economy Catapult
Steve Yianni, CEO, Transport Systems Catapult
Simon Edmonds, Director of Catapults, Technology Strategy Board 

Assessing the impact of the Catapults (199.66 KB)

October 2013

Building up and digging deep: creating new infrastructure in a busy city

Chaired by Andy Winstanley, Head of Group PR, Atkins
Dr Gordon Masterton OBE FREng FRSE, Jacobs, Project representative for Crossrail
Roma Agrawal, Chartered structural engineer, WSP
Stephen Dance, Head of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure UK 

Coordination and engagement key to London’s infrastructure (111.47 KB)

May 2013

How to make science and engineering evidence useful to Parliament

Chaired by Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Director of Programmes and Fellowship, Royal Academy of Engineering
Dr Chris Tyler, Director of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

How POST builds bridges between science research and Parliament (66.23 KB)

February 2013

Professor Sir John Beddington reflects on his time as government CSA

Chaired by Professor Sir Bill Wakeham FREng, Senior Vice President, Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Sir John Beddington CMG HonFREng FRS FRSE, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA)

December 2012

Influencing policy development: what role for scientists and engineers?

Chaired by Dr Martyn Thomas CBE FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering Vice President for External Affairs
Birgitte Andersen, Director, Big Innovation Centre
Tony Lodge, Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Studies
Jill Rutter, Programme Director, Institute for Government

June 2012

What can UK policymakers learn from developing countries that are heavily investing in science and engineering?

Chaired by Shane McHugh, Head of International Activities, The Royal Academy of Engineering
Frazer Macdonald, Head of China, Far East and Africa, International Knowledge and Innovation Unit, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Sam Myers, Counsellor, Science and Innovation at the British Embassy in Beijing

November 2011

Nomination or election? Lords reform and science and engineering representation

Chaired by Dr Chris Tyler, Executive Director, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge
Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor at the Institute for Contemporary History, King’s College London
Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

July 2011

Can science and engineering set the standard for social mobility in the professions?

Chaired by Philip Greenish, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Dr Rhys Morgan, Head of Secretariat for E4E Education for Engineering
Dr William Haydock, Lead Researcher on Widening Participation and Access at the Russell Group

April 2011

How has the new media affected the quality of the science conversation?

Chaired by Jane Sutton, Communications Manager of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Andrew Cohen, Head of BBC Science
Michael Kenward, Editor of New Scientist

February 2011

Science and engineering in the House

Chaired by Imran Khan, Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering
Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee