• Unfortunately, our Science and Policy Forum (conference) has been postponed to a later date, due to the latest government advice on coronavirus. Please check our Facebook page and our website for future updates on the event.


The Cambridge Science and Policy Forum is an annual event organized by the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange Society (CUSPE). This year’s event consists of keynotes, panel discussions, and Horizon scanning presentations on a variety of science policy topics related to sustainability.

If you are interested in how scientific research impacts policy, or how as a scientist you can become involved in policy then this is the event for you. Whether you are a hardcore scientist wanting to learn more about the world of policy making, or someone who is considering a career move outside of the lab, then come along and find out more!

The event is intended to encourage debate and interaction between both policy makers and academics, and to help facilitate cooperation between the two sides to create evidenced based policies. We will be debating environmental and sustainability challenges in science and science policy and hear from speakers from academia, policy and beyond.

Speakers of the 2020 Forum (conference) include:

Professor Mark Burgman – Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London

Andrew Millar – Chief Scientific Adviser to Scottish Government

Dr Emily Shuckburgh – Leader of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training on the Application of AI to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER)

Professor Colin Talbot – Former adviser to UK Parliamentary Committees

Dr Stuart Rogers – Director of Environment and Ecosystem science at CEFAS


This year, there will also be an opportunity for you to get involved in our Horizon 2030 session which is based on the Horizon Scanning exercises of the Government Office for Science. If you are interested in identifying a key trend in your field, predict implications a decade into the future and present the outcomes to a policy maker you can find further information here:

Horizons 2030 Project


Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions: forum@cuspe.org