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Royal Society of Biology's eighth 'Voice of the Future' event

11 March 2019

The Royal Society of Biology (RSB), has a Royal Charter commitment 'to serve the public benefit'. Voice of the Future is organised by the RSB, on behalf of the science and engineering community, and in collaboration with the Science and Technology Select Committee. The aim of the event is to inspire young scientists and engineers to engage with government and parliament on science policy.

This event is held in a House of Commons Committee Room. The tables are turned—the committee seats will be occupied by young people and the MPs, Minister, Shadow Minister and Government's Chief Scientific Adviser will sit in the witness seats ready to answer questions.

The Science and Technology Committee will take questions on Twitter directed via the event's official hashtag #VOF2019.

The programme for the day:

9.15am  Private briefing for participants
9.30am  Welcome by the Rt Hon John Bercow MP Speaker of the House of Commons
9.35am  Session one: Members on the Select Committee—Norman Lamb MP, Vicky Ford MP, Stephen Metcalfe MP and Carol Monaghan MP
10.30am  Session two: Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
11.00am  Session three: Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
11.30am  Session four: Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation
12 noon  Session ends

The public is encouraged to follow the event online, as there will not be any space in the venue

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