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Why Should the Taxpayer Fund Science and Research?

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Science Policy Podcasts

Why should the taxpayer fund science and research?

The inaugural lecture of Professor Graeme Reid, Chair of Science and Research Policy, UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Research). 


On 20 May 2014, Graeme Reid considered the issue of public funding for science and research research, exploring the long-standing arguments for the benefits of this, together with an overview of the current funding position and the UK's research performance. He explored some of the key benefits of publicly-funded research and the public's attitudes towards funding and concluded with a statement that it was time to consider increasing public funding for research by a third to half. View presentation.

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Chaired by Dr Sarah Main, CASE

Discussants:

Dr Jack Stilgoe, UCL Science and Technology Studies

Malcolm Skingle, Director, Academic Liaison, Glaxo Smith Kline

Professor Evelyn Welch,  Vice-Principal (Arts & Sciences), King's College London


Photograph of audiencePhotograph of Graeme ReidPhotograph of panel


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