About POST events

POST is committed to making research accessible to the UK Parliament. To achieve this we host a range of events throughout the year, which aim to give parliamentarians and staff the opportunity to hear directly from leading experts.

POST events range from closed intimate round-table discussions for parliamentarians, to presentations to academic delegations, seminars on key topics, and even full-day conferences open to the public, often in collaboration with major academic bodies. We strive to ensure accessibility, representation, balance and impartiality, which is why our events draw from a wide range of topics and bring a diverse selection of specialists and stakeholders to share their expertise.

Latest event listings and event reports

  • Event summary: Census 2021

    On 26 January, 2021 POST invited speakers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Commons Library, to hold a closed briefing on Census 2021. 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.

    Event summary: Census 2021
  • Census 2021

    Join POST and experts from the Office for National Statistics in this closed briefing and discover everything you need to know about the 2021 census. What is the value of census data for parliamentary scrutiny? What research services does it enable? How are the needs of Parliament for social data evolving?

    Census 2021
  • 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.

    Insect decline in the UK

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