Parliament regularly examines the big scientific challenges facing our society. Find out how at this event.
Science is political, and Parliament plays a key role in examining the big scientific challenges facing our society. Find out how it does this, and debate some of the big issues facing scientists and politicians at this interactive event.
14.00 Welcome - Daniel Wood, Parliament's Outreach Service
14.05 Talk: About Parliament's Science and Technology Committees
Lord Krebs (Chair of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee)
Andrew Miller MP (Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee)
14.20 Witness 1: Professor David Burn, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University
14.25 Witness 2: Professor Nicola Pearsall, Northumbria Photovoltaics Applications Centre, Northumbria University
14.30 Witness 3: Professor Roy Sandbach, Newcastle University Business School
14.35 Debate/ Questions to witnesses
Led by Lord Krebs and Andrew Miller MP
15.20 Closing questions
Organised by: Houses of Parliament Outreach Service, Newcastle Science City