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How to communicate your research to policymakers

Date: 16th November, 2015 Start Time: 16:00 hrs Venue: Newnham College MCR, Cambridge Research communication is not just an addition to research but a fundamental part of the process. As Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Mark Walport, commented, “Science is not finished until it is communicated.” Furthermore, with the current drive towards evidence-based policies, it

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An introduction to science in policymaking: who, what, why and how?

Date: Thursday 12th November 2015 Time: 17:30-19:30 Location: Lucia Windsor room, Newnham College Around the world, there is a drive towards the use of evidence in the design, implementation and review of policies. With Government funding of research in the UK under threat, and with only the minority of MPs having any form of science,

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The Future of Medicine

Date: 22nd October, 2015 Start Time: 17:00 hrs Venue: Selwyn College, Cambridge   Medical research, drug development and healthcare are always at the forefront of public interest, but how will these practices change in the future? Should we expect cases like http://sideeffectsofxarelto.org/xarelto-lawsuits/ to appear again? In this first Cambridge University Science & Policy Exchange public

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19/06/2012 The financial crisis: what went wrong and will it happen again?

The financial crisis: what went wrong and will it happen again? A crisis is a terrible thing to waste”. Paul Romer’s statement at a 2004 venture capitalist conference has become a slogan increasingly cited since the onset of the financial crisis. Given the nature of that crisis it would indeed be a shame to waste

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7/05/2011 Science in the service of the developing world

Science in the service of the developing world Few of the problems of the developing world have been solved or will be solved without the use of science from multiple disciplines, often in ways that are not recognised. Economic development in Asia depended on advances such as the Green Revolution in agricultural production. Prevention and

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