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Archive: October 2015 (Public Policy Design Special Interest Group)

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015
Mrs Louise Allison

The Sir Gareth Roberts Science Policy Lecture is held by the Science Council (of which the OR Society is a member body) every two years in honour of the organisation’s founding president. Speakers are invited to consider issues of policy and policy making that impact scientists and their application of science. It is free to attend.

Previous lectures have covered "Why Science Needs Ethics" (2013), the invaluable role of technicians (2011) and priorities for science in the 21st century (2009).

Can international policy be driven by politics, values and beliefs alone?

This year, Professor Anne Glover, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the European Commission, will deliver a thought-provoking presentation for the Science Council’s Sir Gareth Roberts Science Policy Lecture 2015 on whether scientific evidence has a place in policy making in the 21st century.

Professor Glover has long experience of informing high-level policy decisions in a variety of settings, including British and European governments. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session, chaired by Professor Sir Tom Blundell.

  • Venue: The Law Society, London
  • Date: Tuesday 3 November 2015
  • Time: 5.30pm Registration, 6pm Lecture, 7.15pm Drinks Reception

Drinks and refreshments included. The event will conclude by 9pm.

To book, go to

This event is not just for scientists; anyone with an interest in science and policy making is welcome.