For Thought is a unique thought-leadership programme from the British Science Association and partners, which gives leaders from business, policy, science and civil society a platform to address the key scientific and social challenges facing the world in the 21st century.

Read the report from this year’s programme, Build better.

Society’s biggest challenges – pandemics, climate change, cyber security, the future of cities, food security – require cross-cutting partnerships between science and the rest of society.

For Thought will provide a platform to interrogate the key scientific and social challenges facing society; a forum to hear from diverse voices; and an opportunity to engage with individuals from outside your networks.

These issues need thought, challenge and cross-sector leadership to turn discussion into action.

For more details and latest timings, see below or our programme page.

For Thought was previously known as the Huxley Summit. Click here to read more about why we changed the name.

All of the 2021 events will be delivered online. Each event will feature panel discussions involving high profile speakers and experts. Invited attendees will then have the opportunity to network, exploring the topics in more depth in small groups.

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For Thought (formerly the Huxley Summit) provides a platform for a diverse range of speakers and attendees to debate cross-cutting themes such as pandemics, climate change and cyber-security.