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
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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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    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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    POST at 30

    Event on 2 July 2019. Join POST at the Portcullis House Atrium, to celebrate 30 years of bridging research and policy! Pop by our stand and find out what services POST offers to Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, Select Committees, and parliamentary staff.

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    Evidence week 2019

    Series of events starting the week of 24 June 2019. Following the success of last year's inaugural Evidence Week, the Evidence Pods are back to provide parliamentarians and their staff access to resources, tools and data on prominent and complex policy areas ranging from drones, food safety, road traffic and air quality, to artificial intelligence.

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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.

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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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    Early intervention in the UK

    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?

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    Rise of experimental government

    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.

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    UK Parliament: assessing fellowship schemes

    Event on 16 November 2018. In this interactive and participatory workshop, current and ex-fellows as well as Parliamentary staff are invited to share their experiences and help develop work-frames that share best practice and shape the future of the fellowship schemes at the UK Parliament.

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