David Willetts speaks at ESOF


Lord David Willetts, the Executive Director of the Resolution Foundation, and Former Minister for Universities and Science is deliver this year's Fred Jevon's Science Policy Lecture on Monday 25 July on how government supports science and technology, and how it can frame an effective industrial strategy. 

The event is organised by The University of Manchester’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, which collectively constitute one of the world’s major centres of expertise in the social, historical, economic and political analysis of science and technology.

It will take place at Manchester Town Hall from 2:15pm to 3:30pm, and is part of ESOF - the Euroscience Open Forum - bringing together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries.

The Fred Jevons Science Policy Lecture commemorates the founding professor of ‘Liberal Studies in Science’ at Manchester. Manchester has long been a major centre for social, economic and historical studies of science and technology, a history consolidated by the establishment of a Department of Liberal Studies in Science in the 1960s.

Please note, it is not necessary to be registered for ESOF to attend the lecture. This is a free event but to attend, please register here.

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