‘Science, technology and industrial strategy: What government can and cannot do’
15:30 -17:00 Reception
The 2016 Fred Jevons Science Policy Lecture will be delivered by the Rt. Hon the Lord Willetts, the Executive Director of the Resolution Foundation, and Former Minister for Universities and Science. His lecture, on Monday 25 July 2016, will discuss how government supports science and technology, and how it can frame an effective industrial strategy.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception for all participants.
The Fred Jevons Science Policy Lecture commemorates the founding professor of ‘Liberal Studies in Science’ at Manchester. Manchester has long been a major centre for social, economic and historical studies of science and technology, a history consolidated by the establishment of a Department of Liberal Studies in Science in the 1960s. That scholarly tradition is today maintained by the University of Manchester’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, which collectively constitute one of the world’s major centres of expertise in the social, historical, economic and political analysis of science and technology.
Taking place during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), and the celebrations of Manchester’s year as European City of Science 2016, Lord Willetts’ lecture will be an opportunity to consider both the importance of supporting science and innovation, and the role that they can play in responding to many of the social and economic challenges that we face today.
This event is free to attend but you must register to reserve a place. Details to follow.