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This event is part of the Friday Forums, a series of events consisting of a panel followed by an audience discussion. It is a rule of the Forum that half of the time is given over to audience discussion. Do come along expecting to be involved in lively discussion and debate. All Friday Forums are free with lunch provided and are open to all College members.

For The Good Science Project‘s first Friday Forum of 2024, we’ll consider the issues – scientific and cultural – that impact on researchers who choose to work abroad.

Image credit: Dave Guttridge, Imperial College London.



12.20-13.00 – panellists and attendees arrive for an informal lunch (sandwiches and refreshments provided)

13.00-14.00 – panel discussion, chaired by Dr Stephen Webster, followed by audience Q and A and conversation.


Discussion points

Everywhere at Imperial you see signs describing itself as ‘The UK’s most international university’. UCL calls itself ‘The Global University’.

  • But does it make a difference, where you do your science?
  • Is science the same everywhere?
  • What’s it like, choosing to pursue your career abroad? What are the gains, and what are the costs?


  • Urszula Kaczorowska (Polish Press Agency)
  • Dr Szymon Drobniak (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
  • Dr Dhanya Radhakrishnan (Biological Form and Function Lab, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London)


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