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May 2015

Scientists vs Euroskeptics & the Brexit!

May 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Theatre Delicatessen,
119 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3DA United Kingdom
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The Wunderkammer is back - improv comedy from Do Not Adjust Your Stage inspired by Ted-style talks from guest expert speakers. Neither the audience nor performers have seen the talks before, making for a unique evening of discovery and laughs! The brilliant speakers this time round are: JOSEPH MORPURGO - You know Joe as an actor, writer and comedian - including his brilliant solo work and the peerless Austentatious. Tonight he will be drawing from his time as a music…

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June 2015

FORCEE Project Launch

June 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FORCEE is a €9m Horizon 2020 (EU-funded) project targeting diagnostics of female cancer. Led by UCL but with collaborations all over the EU

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July 2015

Scientists for EU vs the Eurosceptics

July 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Department of Biochemistry,
80 Tennis Court Road
Cambridge, CB2 1GA United Kingdom
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'When you think "EU" you should think "science", because that is where the EU is world-leading. Science, in turn, is critical for the type of sustainable economy that we need in the 21st century. The EU is currently boldly investing in science with targeted support for mobility, networking, business linking and attracting global excellence to the continent with well-branded fellowships. The UK does particularly well out of the EU's growing programme, especially when UK investment in science is stagnating. If…

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September 2015

EU Membership Panel Discussion

September 21, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Arlington Hotel Bournemouth,
Exeter Park Road
Bournemouth, England BH2 5BD United Kingdom
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ALDES EU discussion panel

ALDES & Science Council: EU Membership Panel Discussion Date: September 21 Time: 6.15pm - 7.15pm Location: Arlington Hotel Bournemouth The fringe event at the Liberal Democrat conference is entitled ‘Will the UK be part of the European science community in 2020?’ It is jointly organised by the Alliance of Liberal Democrat Engineers and Scientists (ALDES) and the Science Council. The panel discussion will be chaired by the Science Council’s CEO Diana Garnham. We will also hear from Dr Mike Galsworthy…

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Glasgow Skeptics: European researchers night

September 25, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Show Theatre,
50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Scotland G51 1EA United Kingdom
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Glasgow Skeptics: European researchers’ night Date: September 25 Time: 9:00 – 10:00 pm Location: Science Show Theatre, Glasgow Science Centre The EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS' NIGHT celebrates its 10th anniversary on 25 September 2015!! All the events will take place - simultaneously - in 280 cities across Europe and beyond. Scientists for EU will be taking part by giving a talk in Glasgow at a special Glasgow Skeptics event. The talk is entitled “Why is leaving the EU bad for UK Science?”…

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March 2016

Will British universities be stronger inside or outside the European Union

March 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastern Gateway Auditorium,
Brunel University
London, UB8 3PN United Kingdom
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Organised in partnership with Universities UK as part of their campaign to keep Britain in Europe, this debate asks whether British universities will be stronger inside or outside the European Union. About the Speaker Chair Professor Mike Spyer will be joined by a strong group of panellists, both pro-Europe and sceptics, drawn from academia, industry and politics, including: Professor Janet Beer - Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool David Frankish - CEO, NFT Distribution Operations Ltd Stephen Parkinson - Vote Leave. Other…

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The Importance of the EU to UK Science, Research and Innovation

March 22, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Houses of Parliament,
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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Following their AGM, Scientists for Labour will be hosting a panel discussion on the importance of the EU for UK science, research and innovation. Speakers for the EU meeting will include:- Lord Julian Hunt, Emeritus Professor of Climate Modelling, Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, and Honorary Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge Dr. Rolf Apweiler, Director of European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Dr. Michael Galsworthy,…

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April 2016

Universities and the UK referendum debate: how to reach beyond the converted

April 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium,
Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11
Brussels, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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Speakers: - Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice Chancellor, University of Kent, and Chair, Universities UK - Alistair Jarvis, Deputy Chief Executive, Universities UK - Dr Mike Galsworthy, Programme Director, Scientists for EU Universities UK and Scientists for EU, two of the leading UK referendum campaign groups, will provide insights into their campaigns. This will include particular emphasis on how universities and scientists are underlining why the benefits of the EU to UK universities and science matter to the British people. They…

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UK science doesn’t need the European Union

April 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
PortCullis House,
London, SW1A 2LW United Kingdom
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The Science Council are hosting a debate on UK science and whether or not it 'needs' the European Union. The debate is free to attend and will be taking place in the Attlee Suite in Portcullis House on Thursday 14th April from 5.30pm to 7pm, with a drinks reception until 8pm. It will be chaired by Emran Mian, Director of the Social Market Foundation. Representing the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign will be Professor Dame Anne Glover, former Chief Scientific…

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December 2016

Immigration by numbers – data visualisation challenge

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - December 4, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Ministry of Startups,
14-22 Elder Street
London, E1 6BT United Kingdom
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Data Campfire is hosting a Data Visualisation Challenge with Scientists for EU on 3rd & 4th December. The UK recently held a referendum where the public narrowly voted to leave the EU, and immigration was a key concern in the winning vote. Immigrants have been accused of increasing demand for public services and increasing pressure on housing. Yet the numbers show a different, counter intuitive story where immigrants are a minor issue compared to changing British lifestyles. Data visualisation can combine facts with…

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