The Academy For Healthcare Science

However, deft lobbying could help academies ensure that science-based evidence is heard among the clamour of voices trying to influence policymakers. It might also help persuade political leaders to allocate more resources to science. Professor Yadvinder MalhiFRS, Professor of Ecosystem Science, University of Oxford and the Royal Society’s lead on the statement said, “This statement presents the case for ambitious steps to reverse biodiversity decline. For society to flourish, the natural world must thrive, and biodiversity can no longer be the poor relation as we tackle the linked threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. This report is a part of a global project led by the InterAcademy Partnership and will be joined by three complementary reports focusing on the Americas, Africa, and Asia, to be published in the first quarter of 2018.

Lobbying seems at odds with the usual role of such institutions in national policymaking — that of providing politically neutral science-based evidence for policy decisions. Opportunities for work based learning in the form of regular work experience, in some courses, provides students with invaluable experience, life skills and for some, additional qualifications in the area of study, thus making them desirable to future employers. Mr Lee from Sandringham, Mr Knowles from Verulam and Dr Hercus from Ridgeway became our local celebrities and put on a science lesson based on the theme of the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s periodic table. The lesson began at 10am with a live stream demonstration by Mr Lee of igniting hydrogen and oxygen balloons, to show the difference between the two gases. This was followed by a similar and more explosive Hydrogen and Oxygen mixed balloon.

Many of the great challenges we face are caused by humans and their solutions rest with humans. The list is long, from population demographics, climate change and sustainability, to COVID-19, levelling-up, social inclusion, and much more. Mićo Tatalović is a news editor at Research Professional News.

As a Science department we believe that all pupils should leave with a wide and varied experience of the Sciences. Science helps to develop transferable analytical, investigative, and evaluative skills whilst supporting the development of their literacy and numeracy skills. The overall aim is to develop pupils into independent learners who strive for success in all aspects of their life and studies.

This collaboration between educators and employers is designed to provide a pipeline of skilled young people to fill current and future skills gaps. We are the national academy of academics, practitioners and learned societies in social science. The sector’s leading independent voice in the UK, we champion the vital role social sciences play in education, government and business. This statement draws on lessons learnt from Covid-19 to call on the G7 nations to work together to establish a commission on data for health emergencies. As a starting point, the commission could identify procedures for data sharing used in response to Covid-19, for longer-term use in G7 and other nations.