Find below summaries of our lectures back to 1987, and links to recordings of some of the more recent events.
Each year our lecture gives an opportunity for a guest speaker to discuss science and engineering advocacy.
Scientific advice to government
We need to talk about science
Placing science and innovation at the heart of the US and UK’s future
The research and innovation system: fuelling an inclusive knowledge economy
Embedding Research in the Heart of Government
Making Artificial Intelligence A Reality
Britain’s Place in the World
Shaping the Future of Science
Making the UK the best place in the world to do science
NASA’s Journey to Mars
What’s the use of evidence?
An Industrial Strategy
Science and Growth
Pre-election debate on Science and Engineering
Science in Government: Challenges for the 21st Century
Science and Education
How to stimulate creativity and how to stifle it
An insider’s view of science in Government
Research – The European Challenge
The Internet and Science, Technology and Engineering Education
Where would UK science be without the charities?
Science, energy and progress
British Science and Industry: What should the Government do?
British Science: a bright outlook for the future
Science: the roles of foresight and hindsight
A British Baccalaureate: some thoughts from Scotland
Paying for Science