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« Your taxes at work | Main | The BBC Board and its climate alarmists »
Monday
Sep082014

Diary date, millenarian edition

6:30 pm — 8:00 pm on Tuesday 28 October 2014 at The Royal Society, London

Join Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, as they discuss the new opportunities – and need – for collaboration between the traditional academic disciplines to respond to the big issues of our time, highlighting why the UK’s research base is such an important national asset.

Sir Paul Nurse has been President of the Royal Society since 2010. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2001 and is also Chief Executive of The Francis Crick Institute.

Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford became the 29th President of the British Academy in July 2013. He is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, and also Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Reader Comments (11)

What a shame we no longer have much of a research base in nuclear power generation, and the key technologies of GM crops and fossil fuel extraction (shale gas/oil and coal gasification) are under constant attack from greenies.

I would focus the discussion on how to protect these key research areas from politically correct interference and funding limitations.

Sep 8, 2014 at 12:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterMikky

I nominate Private Frazer.

Sep 8, 2014 at 1:02 PM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

"...the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics and Political Science."

Just imagine that--a research institute on climate change and the environment, within a school of economics and political science. That is settled science with a vengeance--in fact, it is metastasized.

Sep 8, 2014 at 1:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Dale Hufffman

Stern Stuff. All together now, laugh on cue from the loudspeakers.
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Sep 8, 2014 at 1:35 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

And of course, weather forecasts for the US predict very early low level snow and a frigid winter: http://notrickszone.com/2014/09/07/warming-defied-meteorologists-again-pointing-to-another-piercing-cold-winter-ahead/

It's the same for Europe.

Sep 8, 2014 at 1:52 PM | Unregistered Commenterturnedoutnice

The pity of it is, they can't be joined by Joseph Goebbels and Trofim Lysenko, but in thoughts, works and guidance they'll be there in the ambience, though, Mike Hulme could be, as an inferior substitute...............

Sep 8, 2014 at 1:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

Should be a laugh a minute, but you'll need a strong stomach. If not, take a sick bag to throw up in.

Sep 8, 2014 at 5:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartin Reed

Natural allies. The axis they represent is a threat to society, not just to science. More politicisation of science seems likely and more orchestrating of society to fit in with their socialism.

Sep 8, 2014 at 5:28 PM | Registered CommenterJohn Shade

I look forward to the double act at the next Christmas Lectures. Persuading the young people by means of practical experiments how the different academic disciplines can address the ishews.
The young audience will rightfully conclude that law, politics or accountancy would be a better a better career choice in the Britain (EU) of the future.

Sep 8, 2014 at 7:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterWJohn

John Shade

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is funded by $100 billion carbon trader Jeremy Grantham. Not known for his socialist ideology. Bob Ward and Nicholas Stern call him 'big boy' or 'sugar daddy'.

Sep 8, 2014 at 7:35 PM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

As a mere rude Kiwi, I always smile when the title 'Lord Stern' appears in print - the English sense of humour is always something to be thankful for and I am very thankful that my English cousins can confer a title which translates so appropriately in the vernacular as 'Lord Arse'.
There is an entire pantheon of elevated promoters of nonsense which the English sense of humour could be exercised upon, but 'Lord Stern' is a good start.

Sep 8, 2014 at 10:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlexander K

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