Author Archives: Andrew Steele

03 / Jul / 2018 1

Science is Vital – but not for much longer

As you might have noticed, it’s been a quiet year for Science is Vital. After a brief reaction to the 2017 budget, you’ve not heard from us in 2018. With an Executive Committee who are very busy with day jobs, … Continue reading

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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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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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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! [image title=”” size=”full” id=”2241″ align=”right” linkto=”” ] Whether you can … 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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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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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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