Cardiff Hub takes prominent role in Brexit debate at Royal Institution

Cardiff Hub takes prominent role in Brexit debate at Royal Institution

Professor Petersen, pictured with other speakers at the Brexit debate at the Royal Institution, 8th May
(Left to right) Peter Tindemans (Euroscience), Rolf Tarrach (European University Association), Ole Petersen, Mark Ferguson (Science Foundation Ireland), Janet Thornton (Scientific Council ERC), Nicole Grobert (Young Academy of Europe), Clive Cookson (Financial Times), Gail Cardew (Royal Institution), Alex Halliday (Royal Society)

On 8th May, the Royal Institution held a summit for scientists, policymakers and other key stakeholders to consider the impact of the Brexit vote on science and innovation.  The event, Brexit: the scientific impact, was jointly supported by Academia Europaea, EuroScience and the Royal Institution.  Academia Europaea was represented by Professor Ole Petersen, in his capacity as Vice-President, as well as Academic Director of the Cardiff Hub.

The whole of the debate was live-streamed and can be viewed via the following link.

Professor Petersen was quoted extensively in an article in Science Business, following the event.

I think we ought to be authentic.  I don’t see why we have to try and understand those who voted no.  Let’s just say it as we see it.  Brexit is a bad idea.