Author Archives: StephenCurry

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

Categories: News
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

Categories: News
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

Categories: News
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

Categories: News
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

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
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 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

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