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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18 / Oct / 2016 3

Higher Education and Research Bill: what needs to change

If passed in its present form, the 2016 Higher Education and Research Bill that is currently before parliament will enact huge constitutional changes that will undermine the autonomy and vigour of the UK’s universities and research base. We want you … Continue reading

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14 / Sep / 2016 0 summary

Science is Vital AGM 2016 – report

We had a successful AGM last night with 35 attendees on a hot late summer’s night. (Lord) David Willetts gave his view on the science funding landscape now coloured by Brexit and took a few questions. Official report of the meeting … Continue reading

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06 / Sep / 2016 2

Science is Vital AGM 2016

Science is as vital as ever. A pro-Brexit result in the referendum, a government and parliament in flux, and the restructuring of the research councils all pose threats. Come to our AGM to help us launch the next chapter in the campaign … Continue reading

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10 / Aug / 2016 3

Science is Vital needs you!

Science is Vital wants to keep research funding high in the public and political consciousness in these turbulent times. That means we’re going to need some help. From general pitching in on projects to specific technical skills like web and … Continue reading

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27 / Nov / 2015 2

Spending Review 2015: we want your reactions!

This week, the government announced the outcome of the 2015 Spending Review exercise. The science budget was frozen in real terms, and we want to know what you think. Firstly, we’d like to say an enormous thank you to everyone … Continue reading

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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

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