Our launch event
The Forum launched on 10 July 2019 with an exciting event on campus for researchers and guests from Whitehall, Westminser and industry. Sir Patrick Vallance answered questions on the importance of science and policy working together to solve global challenges.
The Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance spoke at the launch of The Forum. You can read about the event in more detail in our news article.
At the event, Sir Patrick Vallance addressed an audience of guests from academia, Whitehall, Westminster and industry at Imperial as part of a Q&A session focussing on the importance of collaboration between academia and policy-makers. You can watch the entire Q&A below.
Facilitated by Professor Mary Ryan, Vice-Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering, discussion explored a range of issues, including his priorities as Chief Scientific Adviser, research funding, how to influence government, and the impact of Brexit and the next Prime Minister on science and research.