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Science Question Time - Higher Education

Science Question Time - Higher Education

Wednesday 24 August 2011
18:30 - 20:30
Charles Darwin House, London

 

Science Question Time is an exciting new venture between the Biochemical Society, the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) and staff at Imperial College London. At this, the fourth Science Question Time in London, we invited speakers and the audience to discuss science and higher education.

 


  

After the event:

Searching Twitter for the hashtag #SciQT will provide you with a rich source of commentary from both during the event and the discussion following.

 

We apologise that there is no podcast recording for this event, but you can read James Lush's two-part report on the CaSE blog: part 1 and part 2.

 
Chair and panelists:

 

Chair - William Cullerne Bown
Chair - William Cullerne Bown

William Cullerne Bown is a journalist and Chairman and Founder of Research Fortnight (Twitter account) and Research Europe (Twitter account).  He regularly blogs on higher education issues, providing insight and opinion on the Research Blogs site (previously named Exquisite Life) site. You can follow William on Twitter.


Louis Coiffait
Louis Coiffait

Louis Coiffait is a Policy Manager within the Pearson Think Tank where he researches issues such as the future of higher education, enterprise education, STEM skills, education data and careers advice. He tweets and blogs regularly on higher education policy issues. Louis is also a Fellow of the RSA, a regular volunteer, a school Governor in Hackney and runs the social enterprise Work&Teach in his spare time.


Professor Athene Donald
Professor Athene Donald

Athene Donald is a professor of experimental physics in Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory. She recently became a laureate in the L'Oreal Women in Science awards and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. She blogs and tweets about physics-related social issues such as science communication, funding, education and women in science.


Scott Heath
Scott Heath

Scott Heath is the current President of Imperial College Union. You can follow Scott on Twitter.


David Sweeney
David Sweeney

David Sweeney has been Director (Research, Innovation and Skills) at HEFCE since 2008. In this role he is responsible for developing policy on Research (including the Research Assessment Exercise and Research Excellence Framework), Business and Community and Employer Engagement.