Spotlight on Hub Director in UK Parliament Week

Professor Tom Scott, Hub Director for Science, has been highlighted by PolicyBristol as part of UK Parliament week

In May 2017 Professor Scott presented to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, and advised on a report entitled 'Nuclear research and technology: Breaking the cycle of indecision'. This is a recent example of how Bristol academics contribute to Parliament.

Government Action Needed for the Nuclear Industry

As the title suggests, the report urges the Government to take timely strategic action to ensure the UK remains a leading player in nuclear. In light of salient nuclear issues such as the decision to leave the EURATOM agreement, this report remains incredibly relevant.

You can read more information in the Science and Technology Select Committee report and the Cabot Institute press release from May 2017.

How can we influence Parliament?

We aim to provide a common location for academia, industry and government to come together to meet the opportunities and challenges facing nuclear energy in the UK.

By working closely with the National Nuclear Laboratory in particular, we support the National Nuclear Industrial Strategy by providing internationally-leading research and teaching. For example, read about how we train Tomorrow's Engineers here, or undertake award-winning research for innovative solutions.

UK Parliament Week takes place from 13th-19th November, which aims to highlight how people can engage with Parliament. The University of Bristol, via the PolicyBristol initiative, aims to influence policy through its world-class research.

 

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