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The Case Diary includes the latest information on our activites. The Diary archive, available via the links on the left, includes diary entries as well as all the information from our What's New section.

 

April 2010

 



30/04/10 PolicyNet with Evan Harris
CaSE attended a PolicyNet event organised at the Royal Academy of Engineering with Evan Harris, Liberal Democrat science spokesman and prospective parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon. Nick Clegg's response to the CaSE letter to the leaders formed the basis of the presentation and he also responded to a number of questions from the floor.

30/04/10 SNP response to CaSE
The SNP has responded to the CaSE letter asking them to set out their policies for science and engineering
Read the SNP letter

28/04/10 Labour Response to CaSE
On March 5th, CaSE wrote to the leaders of the main political parties asking them to set out their party's policies on science and engineering. We have now recieved the final response from Labour, which includes the previously unpublished science manifesto, Labour's plan for Science.
Gordon Brown's letter
Read the press release

28/04/10 Discussion on Science Education Hilary Leevers, Assistant Director, attended the Foundation for Science and Technology discussion evening on whether science education is supplying the skills that the UK wants.

28/04/10 Meeting with Gatsby Charitable Foundation Hilary Leevers met with Daniel Sandford from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation to discuss various education issues including further and technical education

27/04/10 Green Party Blog
Caroline Lucas MEP, Leader of the Green Party and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion, has written for the Science Vote.
Read the blog

26/04/10 Dave Hawksett and Hilary Leevers met with BAE systems

25/04/10 The Science Party Blogs for the Science Vote
Dr Michael Brooks, Science Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in the Bosworth constituency, has written for the CaSE election blog on why science in parliament matters
Read the blog

22/04/10 CaSE News published
The April issue of CaSE News has been published. Focussing on science and the general election, this issue includes responses by David Cameron and Nick Clegg setting out their parties' science and engineering policies, as well as detailing CaSE's election activities and providing a round-up of further developments within science and engineering policy.
Read CaSE News 63

22/04/10 New Members
CaSE are delighted to welcome Lockheed Martin UK, BCS - Chartered Institute for IT, and the University of York as new members of CaSE

20/04/10 CaSE at SciTech2010
Nick Dusic, CaSE Director, was on the panel of a discussion on creating an innovation network for the SciTech2010 conference on putting innovation at the heart of the economy, held at the Barbican Centre in London.

20/04/10 Conservative and Liberal Democrat Response to CaSE
On March 5th, CaSE wrote to the leaders of the main political parties asking them to set out their party's policies on science and engineering prior to the election. We have recieved the Conservative and Liberal Democrats responses. We have not yet recieved the response from Labour.
David Cameron's letter
Nick Clegg's letter
CaSE press release
CaSE letter to the leaders

13/04/10 Liberal Democrat Party Manifesto
The Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto today, Change that works for you, setting out a number of commitments for science and engineering. These are being logged on the CaSE blog, The Science Vote, and Nick Dusic also wrote a piece for New Scientist.
Read the blog
Read the S word post
Read the Liberal Democrat Manifesto

12/04/10 Conservative Party Manifesto
The Conservative party launched its manifesto today, Invitation to join the Government of Britain, setting out a number of commitments for science and engineering. These are being logged on the CaSE blog, The Science Vote, and Nick Dusic also wrote a piece for New Scientist.
Read the blog
Read the S Word
Read the Conservative Manifesto

12/04/10 Labour Party Manifesto
The Labour party launched its manifesto today, A future fair for all, setting out a number of commitments for science and engineering. The commitments are being logged on the CaSE blog, The Science Vote, and Nick Dusic also wrote a piece for New Scientist.
Read the blog
Read the S Word
Read the Labour Manifesto

12/04/10 PolicyNet with Adam Afriyie
CaSE attended a PolicyNet event organised at the Royal Academy of Engineering with the Shadow Minister for Science, Adam Afriyie, at which he laid out a series of Conservative commitments for science and engineering. During the question and answer sesssion after his speech, he noted the success of CaSE's work in raising the profile of science and engineering policy and also helping to get it debated at the shadow cabinet.

09/04/10 The view from a former Science Minister
Former Conservative Science Minister Ian Taylor writes for the CaSE election blog on the importance of science in parliament
Read the blog

07/04/10 The view from the Backbenchers
Dr Brian Iddon, who is standing down as an MP at the election, writes for the CaSE blog on what a backbencher can do for science
Read the blog

06/04/10 Announcement of General Election
The Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called an election for May 6th.Writing on the New Scientist S-Word blog, CaSE Director Nick Dusic looks at what role science will play in the upcoming election and how politicians can win the science vote
Read the blog
See details of all of CaSE's election activities

01/04/10 Nick Dusic writes on the CaSE blog on the future of the government's 10 Year Science & Innovation Framework
Read the blog