National Academy ‘virtual’ party political conference events

The National Academies are holding panel events at the political party conferences to showcase the value of research and innovation in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions of experts involved in this response, and space for a broader conversation about the importance of research and innovation and how we can best use and support it in future.

Labour Party Connected Conference:

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Ask the experts: Coronavirus

13:15 – 14:15, Monday 21 September 2020

This event is jointly hosted by the UK National Academies; The Royal Society, the British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Researchers and innovators, including Fellows of the National Academies and people we fund, are working together across the globe to help us better understand COVID-19 and discover the best ways to treat, live with and ultimately to stop the virus.

Join us at to hear from researchers and innovators working to better understand COVID-19 and develop innovations and interventions to stop its spread.

Panel:

  • Tom Whipple, Science Editor at the Times and Sunday Times (Chair)
  • Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister, Digital, Science & Tech
  • Professor Dame Linda Partridge DBE FRS
  • Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng
  • Professor Melinda Mills FBA
  • Prof Dame Anne Johnson DBE MD FMedSci

The event is a fringe meeting of the Labour Party Connected Conference.

Liberal Democrat Party Conference

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Ask the experts: Coronavirus

17:00 – 18:00, Friday 25 September 2020

This event is jointly hosted by the UK National Academies; The Royal Society, the British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Researchers and innovators, including Fellows of the National Academies and people we fund, are working together across the globe to help us better understand COVID-19 and discover the best ways to treat, live with and ultimately to stop the virus.

Join us at to hear from researchers and innovators working to better understand COVID-19 and develop innovations and interventions to stop its spread. 

Panel:

  • Tom Whipple, Science Editor at the Times and Sunday Times (Chair)
  • Munira Wilson MP, Lib Dem Health and Social Care Spokesperson
  • Professor Dame Linda Partridge DBE FRS
  • Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng
  • Professor Melinda Mills FBA
  • Prof Dame Anne Johnson DBE MD FMedSci

The event is a fringe meeting of the Liberal Democrat Party Conference.

Conservative Party Conference

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Ask the experts: Coronavirus

11:00 – 12:00, Monday 5 October 2020

This event is jointly hosted by the UK National Academies; The Royal Society, the British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medical Sciences. 

Researchers and innovators, including Fellows of the National Academies and people we fund, are working together across the globe to help us better understand COVID-19 and discover the best ways to treat, live with and ultimately to stop the virus. 

Join us at to hear from researchers and innovators working to better understand COVID-19 and develop innovations and interventions to stop its spread. 

Panel:

  • Tom Whipple, Science Editor at the Times and Sunday Times (Chair)
  • Amanda Solloway MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation
  • Professor Dame Linda Partridge DBE FRS
  • Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng
  • Professor Melinda Mills FBA

The event is a fringe meeting of the Conservative Party Conference

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