Ask For Evidence

I don’t know about you but when I’m seeking advice on something, I’m looking for someone who is experienced and knowledgeable about the subject that I need help with.  The criteria for the type of person I turn to normally stops at that, however, the quality of the advice can be jeopardised based on whether … Continue reading

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Science Is Vital: CSR Impact

Oh yes, the Science Is Vital crew are back and we’re back because UK science needs your help again. First of all, please let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped us with our campaign last year, which resulted in the freeze of government funding for UK science and research for the next … Continue reading

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Geek Calendar for Libel Reform

Thursday 21st October saw the official launch party of the Geek Calendar and I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to join in with the celebrations not only with the Geek Calendar team, but some of the geeks featured in it.  For a full account of how the evening went please check out this … Continue reading

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Science Is Vital – my Journey

In almost exactly one month (since Vince Cable gave his speech and the subsequent call-to-arms from Dr Jenny Rohn) Science Is Vital became a petition of over 24,000 signatures, a 2000-strong rally and it had dates in the diary for a lobby of Parliament and an official visit to 10 Downing Street to personally deliver … Continue reading

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A letter from my MP

After an encouraging meeting with my MP, Jeremy Corbyn, at the Science Is Vital lobby and after him signing the Science Is Vital Early Day Motion 767, he also chose to write to me as well – the day before the Comprehensive Spending Review.  What a lovely man indeed (though, honestly, I’m probably only feeling … Continue reading

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D.H. stands for Quacks

Ever heard of the Department of Health (DH)? Of course you have. So, as an organisation managed by the Departmental Board that work within the boundaries set by Ministers, is it safe for me to assume you would trust their judgement when making decisions about healthcare? Well then, maybe you will be surprised to hear … Continue reading

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Science Is Vital

Today, Vince Cable gave a speech that, pretty much, confirmed what all those involved in science and research, were already expecting to hear.  Science: expect some cuts!! Ok, but how much and where?  Well, what we do know is that the department for Business, Innovation and Skills needs to make at least a massive 25% … Continue reading

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