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EU membership and UK science follow-up evidence session

13 July 2016

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee holds an evidence session to follow up on its report 'EU membership and UK science' after the EU referendum.


In this evidence session, the Committee seeks to reassess the implications for science in light of the referendum result and the new Prime Minister's early statements on Brexit.  Many features of the political picture remain unclear and many factors other than science will be taken into account in negotiating the UK's future relationship with the EU.

The Committee does not attempt to take a view on the UK's overall position in Brexit negotiations. However, in light of the vote, the Committee seeks to collect evidence on the science dimension of the negotiations and any wider actions which will be needed in the short and medium terms to ensure that science in the UK can continue to flourish.


Tuesday 19 July in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Professor Alex Halliday, Fellow, Royal Society
  • Lord Stern, President, British Academy
  • Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

At 11.40am

  • Sharon Witherspoon, Policy Chief, Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS)
  • Professor Philip Nelson, CEO, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); Chair, Research Councils UK (RCUK)
  • Ron Mobed, CEO, Elsevier

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