16 / Oct / 2015 0

Why Ben Goldacre thinks science is vital

In this short snappy video, Ben Goldacre – doctor, campaigner and author – explains why he thinks science is vital. Please watch, share and join in with the campaign: come to our London event, watch online around the country and … Continue reading

Categories: Democracy in Action, News
08 / Oct / 2015 0

Five years on – science is under threat again and we need your help!

I’ve been a life scientist for more than 25 years. Like most researchers, I’ve experienced highs and lows. Trying to fathom the innermost workings of nature is a fickle business at the best of times. But what keeps us in … Continue reading

Categories: News
29 / Sep / 2015 0

Dear George, Science is Vital

Ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review on November 25th 2015 we are asking supporters of science to write a postcard to George Osborne saying why they think science is vital and why public funding of science research should be protected … Continue reading

Categories: News
05 / Jun / 2015 0

Welcome letter to Jo Johnson

Science is Vital has sent an open letter to the new Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson. In it, we outline some of our continuing concerns about the state of UK science funding, and give a few examples of … Continue reading

Categories: BIS
12 / Apr / 2015 0

Tell them Science is Vital – Phase II

Now that parliament has been dissolved and the election campaign is in full swing, we are moving into the second phase of our Tell them Science is Vital campaign. All the candidates vying for your vote on May 7th will be out … Continue reading

Categories: News
13 / Mar / 2015 0

UK investment in science drops below 0.5% of GDP

(Press release, 12 March 2015) UK investment in science has dropped below 0.5% of GDP, new analysis reveals A new analysis by campaign group Science is Vital has found that UK investment in publicly funded research dropped to less than … Continue reading

Categories: Press
13 / Mar / 2015 1

Tell Them Science is Vital

In just a few weeks, Britain goes to the polls to vote in a new government. This is obviously a crucial time for science funding and policy. That is why Science Is Vital needs you to contact your MP or … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, Democracy in Action, Economics
13 / Jan / 2015 0

2015 Annual General Meeting

In the more than 4 years since our milestone rally in front of the Treasury, what has Science is Vital achieved? While helping to secure a freeze of the public spend on science in the face of cuts elsewhere was … Continue reading

Categories: SiV Business
26 / Nov / 2014 0

Open letter to Greg Clark, MP

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Minister for Universities and Science Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET Wednesday 26 November 2014 Dear Dr Clark, We are writing to you on behalf of Science is … Continue reading

Categories: BIS, Campaign, Names
14 / Jul / 2014 0

David Willetts

We’re sorry to see David Willetts moved from the Science Minister role. He listened, in person, to our arguments for increasing public funding for science, and we appreciated the support he showed for science within the government. We look forward … Continue reading

Categories: BIS
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