POSTPONED: Unpacking migration: regional diversity and impact on public services

This event is postponed until further notice. Join leading experts at UK Parliament to find out more about migration. What are the economic and social aspects? What do the models say?
26 March 2020, events throughout the day. Portcullis House, UK Parliament. Parts of this event are public, with some parts only open to Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and parliamentary staff.…

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Insect decline in the UK

Event on 10 Mar 2020, 12:30 to 14:00. Is there an ‘insect apocalypse’ and can it be avoided? Join POST in partnership with the British Ecological Society for a roundtable discussion on insect decline in the UK. Join leading experts as we launch two POST reports on the evidence for insect decline in the UK, the drivers of this trend and interventions to support the recovery of insect populations.…

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Event summary: Future biosecurity risks

On 21 January, 2020 POST and the APPG for Future Generations hosted a closed briefing on future biosecurity risks: pandemics, infectious diseases and beyond, considering trends in globalisation and emerging technologies. These are the notes from the briefing. As this was a closed event for Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff, questions and comments during the different rounds of discussion have not been attributed.…

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Future biosecurity risks

Event on 21 Jan 2020. Join POST in partnership with the APPG for Future Generations for a roundtable discussion with Government officials, leading academics and other stakeholders. The event will brief parliamentarians on biosecurity threats such as natural pandemics, outbreaks of emerging human infectious diseases and intentionally created infectious agents.…

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The future of agri-tech

Event on 21 May 2019. During this working lunch, hosted in partnership with the Science and Technology Council Food Network, MPs and Peers discussed in an intimate and informal session, the challenge of developing safe, sustainable food systems and the contribution interdisciplinary research and innovation can make from farm to fork. Experts and representatives spoke on the subject before answering questions.…

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Agriculture and climate change

Event on 7 May 2019. MPs, Peers and parliamentary staff were invited for a working lunch to discuss agriculture and climate change. Hosted by POST, in partnership with the British Ecological Society, this intimate and informal session launched POSTnote 600 on Agriculture and Climate Change, and allowed attendees to discuss the options for mitigation of emissions from agriculture, the impacts of climate change on agriculture, and the options for adaptation of agriculture to climate change.&hellip…

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Future of biometrics

Event on 6 of February 2019. MPs, Peers and their staff were invited for a working lunch to discuss the future of biometrics. Hosted by POST, in partnership with the Government Office for Science and the National Physical Laboratory, this intimate and informal session covered the effectiveness and limitations of biometric technologies, the ethical and privacy issues around the use of biometric data, and future challenges and opportunities for the UK.…

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POST annual reception 2019

Event on 29 January 2019. This January, join POST for another Annual Reception and celebrate with us a year of achievements in research and policy. This year, in partnership with Sage Publishing, we will be holding a seminar on science diplomacy and an exhibition and reception on polar science. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Sir David Attenborough and Professor Dame Jane Francis.…

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Crime prevention in policing – what works?

Event on 4 December 2018. Evidence-based policing is a way of making decisions about 'what works' in policing. It helps the police service make more informed decisions about what policies and practices are cost-effective and improve their service to the public. In this seminar academics, police practitioners and policy experts will discuss research in several thematic areas and how this is guiding the development of policies within policing, and with partner agencies, to prevent crime.…

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