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An audience with Sir Mark Walport

Sir Mark Walport will explore the significance of science within government under four main headings: growing the economy; handling emergencies; informing policy development; and advocacy.


Sir Mark Walport FRS FMedSci, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government and Head of the Government Office for Science, Professor of Medicine, Imperial College London.

Sir Mark’s responsibilities include providing scientific advice to the Prime Minister and members of Cabinet and advising the government on aspects of policy on science and technology. He also leads the science and engineering profession within the Civil Service.

In this lecture, Sir Mark Walport will explore the significance of science within government under four main headings: growing the economy; handling emergencies; informing policy development; and advocacy. Each of these will be illustrated with recent or current issues and with reference to emerging technology-driven opportunities. Sir Mark will also consider these issues within the context of public trust, engagement and values.


Speaker(s):

Sir Mark Walport | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

17 May 2016 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Friends of Imperial College
Imperial College London
Exhibition Road
London
SW7 2AZ
020 3239 7699
http://www.friendsofimperialcollege.org.uk

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From £5 to £12

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https://www.friendsofimperial.org.uk/FOIC-Index.php?pg=BookingEvent&ev=210

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