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Brexit ‘breakthrough’ paves way for trade talks

08 Dec 2017

Negotiations between the UK and European Union (EU) have reached the next phase, after Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to no hard border in Northern Ireland, rights to EU citizens living in the UK, and a divorce bill which is ‘fair to the British taxpayer’.

Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunity

08 Dec 2017

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be half sponsored by SCI. The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to an area of research, within the remit area of SCI, following a career break of two or more years.

Huxley Summit: How bias shaped the GM debate

07 Dec 2017

The first Huxley Summit session – ‘Learning from the past – what can society learn from GM?’ – delved into the mistakes made by scientists, industry, and government leaders that led to a poorly informed and untrusting public surrounding the topic of Genetically modified (GM) food in the 1990s.

Chemical industry must remain vocal in Brexit negotiations

06 Dec 2017

With feedback on Brexit negotiations yet to provide clarity, the message received by delegates at the Chemical Industries Association’s Brexit and Growth of the UK Chemical Industry conference was that government is listening to industry, and industry must continue to make its voice heard.

Low carbon technologies for the UK energy systems

05 Dec 2017

SCI’s Energy group met last month to discuss the latest technologies in the sector, to help develop a new model for alternative energy scenarios for the UK.

From seabed to showcase

05 Dec 2017

At SCI's November 2017 Public Evening Lecture, Helen Bonser-Wilton, CEO of the Mary Rose Trust, described how science has underpinned the restoration of the Mary Rose.