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About CaSE

The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) is the UK’s leading independent advocate for science and engineering.

We represent over 110 scientific organisations including businesses, universities, professional bodies, and research charities as well as individual scientists and engineers. Collectively our members employ over 336,000 people in the UK, and our industry and charity members invest around £32.2bn a year globally in R&D.

Purpose and Values

CaSE works to put science and engineering at the heart of the UK’s future.

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CaSE Team

Meet the CaSE staff and Board of Directors.

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Find out about vacancies at CaSE.

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CaSE fights hard on behalf of the entire science and engineering sector to ensure that the UK has the skills, funding and policies for the sector to thrive.

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Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion 

CaSE aims to help research and innovation thrive in a way that improves people’s lives and livelihoods. We believe this goal can only be realised by taking an inclusive approach to science and engineering, to deliver better outcomes for all.

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CaSE is a charity, funded entirely by our growing membership

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A brief history of CaSE

CaSE was launched in 2005 evolving out of its predecessor Save British Science (SBS).

Save British Science was founded in 1986 by a group of scientists at the University of Oxford frustrated by ongoing spending cuts to the UK science budget. Led by Dr John Mulvey, Professor Denis Noble, and Professor Joe Lamb, it was decided to buy an advertisement in The Times as a direct message, urging the Government to ‘Save British Science’.

The request for funds was spread via colleagues across the scientific community nationwide and the response was overwhelming. Within a few weeks nearly 1,500 contributors, including over 100 Fellows of the Royal Society and British Nobel prize winners, had sent more than twice the sum needed. The advertisement appeared in The Times on 13th January 1986, and the balance of the money raised was used to found Save British Science, taking as its name the title of the advertisement.

Save British Science’ advert, The Times, January 1986

In its early years, SBS was run by a small secretariat led by Professor Lamb (Chair) and Dr Mulvey (Executive Secretary and Director). Our membership has since expanded to include a diverse number of businesses, universities, learned & professional organisations, and research charities from across the science and engineering sector.

CaSE is a charity, funded entirely by our growing membership

Join CaSE today to support our work towards a thriving science and engineering sector in the UK.