Attendees’ Programme

Collaboration in an uncertain world:
How science and innovation is shaping society’s response to complex challenges, from net zero to public health and the metaverse.

Thursday 1 December, One Moorgate Place

Moderator: Samira Ahmed, Journalist and Broadcaster

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Welcome from George Freeman MP, Minister of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Panel discussion with

  • Evie Aspinall, Senior Researcher, British Foreign Policy Group
  • Jane Burston, Executive Director, Clean Air Fund
  • Chris Stark, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
  • Devyani Vaishampayan, Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair at Norman Broadbent PLC

Roundtable discussions

Pre-lunch provocation  fireside chat between (pre-recorded)

  • Sir David Lidington, Former Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • Dr Alina Nychuk, Ukraine Fellow, RECET, The University of Vienna

Find the transcript here

Panel discussion with

  • Dr Ritu Dhand, Chief Scientific Officer, Springer Nature
  • Rosa Furneaux, Health Investigative Reporter, Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Andrew George, co-Chair of the Committee on Research Integrity
  • Professor Dame Anne Johnson, President, Academy of Medical Science

Roundtable discussions

Panel discussion with

Roundtable discussions

Themes from the day and key takeaways

  • Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chair, Imperial College Health Partners

Thank you and closing speech

  • Lord David Willetts, Co-Chair of For Thought