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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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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LGBT+ health inequalities

Event on 5 July 2018. In this seminar, academics present the latest research on inequalities experienced by the LGBT+ community. It also explores evidence-based interventions that can minimise the gap with the heterosexual population. Clinicians discuss the challenges and opportunities in delivering care for LGBT+ individuals in NHS services. A speaker from Public Health England also outlines the latest government research and policy aimed at improving the health of this group.…

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The role of research in the UK Parliament

Event on 30 November 2017. How do different types of policy-makers understand and use research across the UK Parliament, and what are the key routes through which research actually gets in? This event launches a new report into how research is conceived and used within the UK Parliament. It is based on a two-year study into how different people understand and use research across parliament, and the key routes with which research gets into it. It is based on a partnership between the Parliamentar…

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Allergy

Event on 16 October 2013. Allergy is a heightened response of the immune system to normally innocuous substances, such as pollen, dust mites, food or chemicals. It is estimated that one in four people in the UK has an allergy. The number of people with allergies is increasing and up to half those affected are children. Expert speakers discussed trends in the prevalence of allergic disease and the underlying causes, provision of clinical allergy services and commented on progress made since the H…

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POST annual reception 2013

Event on 10 September 2013. On 10th September, POST, in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and University College London (UCL), hosted its first annual reception. It also marked the launch of the new Social Science Section at POST. There were brief presentations from each of the organisations involved in establishing the new Social Science Section at POST to outline why they supported it and what they hope it can achieve: Adam Afriyie MP, Chair of POST; Professor Pa…

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Halting insect pollinator declines

Event on 12 September 2013. Pollinating insects are in decline globally, due to multiple and interacting pressures. The pollination services they provide are important for the functioning of our ecosystems and food security, and were estimated to be worth £603 million to the UK agriculture in 2010. Pollination in the UK is undertaken by a wide variety of insect species, such as bees, hoverflies, flies, beetles, butterflies and moths. To take effective action to halt declines we first need to un…

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Social science in Parliament: improving the evidence base for policy

Event on 10 September 2013. On 10th September, POST hosted a parliamentary seminar to launch its new dedicated Social Science. On 10th September, POST hosted a parliamentary seminar to launch its new dedicated Social Science Section, which has been established through a partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the support of University College London (UCL). The seminar brought together parliamentarians and external experts from across the social sciences to discuss th…

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