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22 / Nov / 2017 0

Our reaction to UK Budget 2017

It’s budget day, and the government is to announce more details of its plans for research. In short: the ambition is certainly in the right direction, but there’s still a long way to go. Here’s our infographic on the subject. … Continue reading

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30 / May / 2017 0

What does the General Election mean for science funding?

What does the forthcoming General Election mean for science funding? Scienceogram has dug through the manifestos to find out. Here’s their infographic: This is good news for UK science: a cross-party commitment to increased investment in research is something that … Continue reading

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19 / Apr / 2017 0

March for Science with Science is Vital

You might have seen that scientists and science lovers all around the world are taking to the streets this Saturday 22nd April for the March for Science. At Science is Vital, we’re marching veterans—it’s nearly seven years since we rallied … Continue reading

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08 / Feb / 2017 0

EU lobby – we’ve started but we’re not finished

For nearly two hours on Tuesday afternoon last week, committee room R in Portcullis House at Westminster thronged with MPs and Science is Vital supporters who had travelled — one from as far afield as Aberystwyth — to tell them … Continue reading

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30 / Jan / 2017 0

Our EU lobby: what to do, where and when

We’re holding our Westminster lobby of MPs on Tuesday 31st January in Room R, Portcullis House, Westminster. If you’re able to make it, we looking forward to seeing you there! Whether you can make it or not, you might like … Continue reading

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24 / Jan / 2017 1

What does EU collaboration and funding mean to you?

As part of our current EU campaign, scientists and supporters of science are writing to their MPs to tell them why maintaining access to EU research programmes  is so important. And on Tues 31st Jan many of them will come to Parliament to put … Continue reading

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30 / Nov / 2016 0

Science is Vital welcomes the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as a step in the right direction

Last week was a good week for UK research. In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced a significant increase in R&D investment. Starting next year, the budget will ramp up steadily to deliver an increase … Continue reading

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18 / Nov / 2016 0

Brexit report: firm commitments needed from Government

Today marks the publication of the Science and Technology Select Committee’s report into the implications of the vote to leave the European Union for scientific research. The report welcomes the government’s attempts to allay short-term concerns following the referendum, but … Continue reading

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16 / Nov / 2016 0

At the Autumn Statement, invest in science

With the Government’s Autumn Statement on the horizon next week, we’ve teamed up with Scientists for EU to make the case that science is an investment the Chancellor should make. We’re going to be to sharing a series of infographics … Continue reading

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14 / Nov / 2016 0

Higher Education and Research Bill Campaign: write to university Vice-Chancellors who are members of the House of Lords

As a new spur to our campaign for vital amendments to the 2016 Higher Education and Research Bill, which will shortly reach the House of Lords, we are asking supporters to target members of the upper house to express their … Continue reading

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