Postcards for George… some of our favourites

17 Oct 2015: If you are looking for inspiration for your postcard, this is just a very small selection of some of the hundreds of postcards that we have received. They show our supporters to be truly passionate and creative.

Dear Mr Osborne, This message is from my son. He says: Science controls most of the things we all use. We need it to help our hospitals and doctors, to make patients better. We need it to help people in other countries grow food and build their villages. In school we need science so we can learn about the world. If we don't have money for science in work or colleges then we can't create and share new ideas. Please don't cut research funding. Science is Vital! Give back to science! From Adam,aged 8

Dear Mr Osborne,
This message is from my son. He says: Science controls most of the things we all use. We need it to help our hospitals and doctors, to make patients better. We need it to help people in other countries grow food and build their villages. In school we need science so we can learn about the world. If we don’t have money for science in work or colleges then we can’t create and share new ideas. Please don’t cut research funding. Science is Vital! Give back to science!
From Adam, aged 8

 

Dear Mr Osborne – The Government cannot hope to deliver on its commitment of repairing Britain’s finances, let alone move to a higher wage, more productive economy, if it fails to nurture its means: science and innovation. You yourself have outlined how a thriving science base is essential for the UK to thrive. So, now is the time for you to show leadership and be ambitious on behalf of future generations: invest in the UK's future by backing science and innovation in the Spending Review. Naomi Weir

Dear Mr Osborne,
The Government cannot hope to deliver on its commitment of repairing Britain’s finances, let alone move to a higher wage, more productive economy, if it fails to nurture its means: science and innovation. You yourself have outlined how a thriving science base is essential for the UK to thrive. So, now is the time for you to show leadership and be ambitious on behalf of future generations: invest in the UK’s future by backing science and innovation in the Spending Review.
Naomi Weir

 

Dear Mr. Osborne, You understand the importance of UK Science – the return on investment in the sector is immense. Now it appears that science funding stands on a knife-edge. I use a tiny nematode worm to try to understand how organisms age. This kind of research is vital if we are to find new ways of enabling our ageing population to be healthy for longer. This can only happen with proper investment. Please increase funding as a proportion of GDP. Don’t let the axe fall. Prof Alison Woolard

Dear Mr. Osborne,
You understand the importance of UK Science – the return on investment in the sector is immense. Now it appears that science funding stands on a knife-edge. I use a tiny nematode worm to try to understand how organisms age. This kind of research is vital if we are to find new ways of enabling our ageing population to be healthy for longer. This can only happen with proper investment. Please increase funding as a proportion of GDP. Don’t let the axe fall.
Prof Alison Woolard

 

Dear George,
Cosmology is about the most fundamental and universally fascinating questions in the whole of science: Where did the Universe come from? What is it made of? What will its ultimate fate be? As Faraday answered to one of your predecessors, when asked about the use of electricity in 1850: “One day, Sir, you may tax it!”. I might not live to see the Dark Matter Tax, but the serendipitous discoveries of fundamental research will change the world — again and again. Don’t kill it.

Dr Roberto Trotta

 

Dear Mr Osborne, you once said that you are passionate about British science and that it is vitally important to our economic future. Being a scientist myself, I share this passion with you. However, the truth is that investment in science is as low as ever and the mere threat of an impending 25-40% cut has already caused many of my colleagues to lose their jobs. Without public support, British science will no longer be excellent. Please remember your own words. Science is vital. Regards, Chris Gutschow

Dear Mr Osborne,
you once said that you are passionate about British science and that it is vitally important to our economic future. Being a scientist myself, I share this passion with you. However, the truth is that investment in science is as low as ever and the mere threat of an impending 25-40% cut has already caused many of my colleagues to lose their jobs. Without public support, British science will no longer be excellent. Please remember your own words. Science is vital.
Chris Gutschow

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