Parliament to hold event on science and scrutiny

03 March 2014

Are you interested in how you can contribute to Parliament's scrutiny of science policy by select committees?

The Science Council and Parliament's Outreach Service are to hold a free event in London on Monday 17 March 2014 focusing on how members of the science community can get involved with select committee inquiries and get their views heard.

If you are new to the science community and want to learn more, or if you are experienced and want to know how you can take part even more effectively, this event can help enhance your impact on Parliament and select committees.

Facilitated by Parliamentary specialists from select committees from both Houses, in addition to the House of Commons Library, the House of Lords Library and the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST), this interactive event will provide:

  • expert guidance on how select committees scrutinise science policy
  • practical sessions on how to give evidence effectively at an oral evidence sessions
  • networking opportunities with Parliamentarians and the wider science community

Light refreshments will be available.

This event is organised by the Parliamentary Outreach Service in partnership with the Science Council as part of National Science and Engineering Week.

How to attend

To find out more information or to register for a place contact the Parliamentary Outreach Service by e-mail parliamentaryoutreach@parliament.uk or by telephone 020 7219 1650.

Spaces at this event are limited, so booking in advance is essential. 

Where and when

The event will take place on Monday 17 March 2014, from
1.30-4pm at Portcullis House in the Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA.

Maps and directions

Related information

Select Committees

Learn more about the select committees participating in this event:

Science Council

The Science Council advances science and the application of science for society by bringing together a broad spectrum of professional bodies and learned societies across science to focus on the education, skills and professionalism of the science community.

Parliamentary Outreach

The Houses of Parliament's Outreach Service spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords.

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