Preparing for future challenges: how can government best use science?


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Science has played a key role in the Covid crisis, and the pandemic has shone a light on the way government accesses, uses and communicates scientific evidence and data. This panel discussed the lessons learned and how the government can use science effectively to achieve its aim of making the UK a “science superpower”. This event was part of the IfG's fringe events programme at the 2021 Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Speakers: Ayesha Hazarika, broadcaster and political commentator Professor Mary Ryan FREng, Interim Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) at Imperial College London Sir Mark Walport, Fellow at The Royal Society and chair of the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre This event was chaired by Tom Sasse, Associate Director at the Institute for Government. Kindly supported by Imperial College London and the Royal Society.

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