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

Categories: News
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. You can see the … Continue reading

Categories: News
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

Categories: News
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

Categories: News
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

Categories: News
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

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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

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