The ‘COVID Decade’ (?)

Many of you will be interested in the British Academy’s recent report, ‘The COVID Decade: Understanding the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19‘. As Professor Sir David Nadine (President of the British Academy) notes in its foreword, “[t]he pandemic affected everyone and everything at once: our relationships with each other and with the people of other countries; … Continue reading “The ‘COVID Decade’ (?)”

How to handle impact in EPSRC proposals – with N8 and EPSRC

On February 25th, the EPSRC hosted a regional roadshow in conjunction with N8 – the collaboration body for the northern research-intensive universities. The aim of the roadshow was two-fold: (1) to spell out and explain EPSRC’s approach to regional engagement and place-based research and innovation; and (2) (and against this background) to outline EPSRC’s latest thinking … Continue reading “How to handle impact in EPSRC proposals – with N8 and EPSRC”

Tees Valley and County Durham Climate and Fairness Panel – reflections….

For those who missed it, the progressive think IPPR recently released a report on the deliberations of the Tees Valley and County Durham Climate and Fairness Panel – one of just four such panels to be convened nationally. Bringing together a diverse and regionally representative group of people, the Panel was tasked with answering the following … Continue reading “Tees Valley and County Durham Climate and Fairness Panel – reflections….”