We are re-launching this event as a series of webinars. Join leading experts at UK Parliament to find out more about migration. What are the economic and social aspects? What do the models say? Public and closed webinars will be taking place throughout November 2020.
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.
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.
Event on 18 December 2018. What is early intervention? When and how can it help tackle the problems that can occur in the lives of children and young people? What action must be taken at the national and local levels to ensure that its potential is realised for all those who need it?
Event on 5 November 2018. It is now more important than ever to ensure public funds are used to maximum effect. To do this, governments need to know whether policies are working and whether adaptations to programmes could deliver improvements.
Event on 16 October 2018. Sleep is as essential to life as food and water. But what do we know about sleep and its role in health? Sleep problems may affect up to a third of the population and most sleep-wake disorders are likely to be underdiagnosed. Research also suggests that long-term sleep problems may be a factor in many physical and mental health conditions.
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.
Event on 30 October 2017. What are the expected impacts of the Brexit process currently looking like? What can researchers and experts tell us about the likely policy outcomes of the withdrawal from the European Union?
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 Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and UCL’s Department for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy (STEaPP).
Event on 14 September 2017. POST and NERC are jointly hosting an event to launch a new Arctic report specifically designed for policy and decision makers on Thursday, September 14th from 11:00 - 13:00.
Event on 24 April 2017. POST, INASP, and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch are jointly hosting an afternoon panel discussion and debate at Parliament at 2:30 on Monday 24 April, followed by a reception at 3:30 PM.
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 House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s report on the topic in 2007. POST was delighted to collaborate on this event with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy.
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 Paul Boyle, Chief Executive, ESRC; and Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost (Research). Lord Winston gave the keynote address.
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 understand properly why they are occurring. This seminar was an opportunity for parliamentarians and their researchers to discuss with experts the threats facing insect pollinators, the important gaps in knowledge and the strategies available to halt declines. Click on the names of the presenters for for adobe acrobat pdfs of the presentations and a summary of the event is.
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 the role of social science in Parliament, how social science can improve the evidence base for policy making and the role of the new Social Science Section at POST.