In November 2016, we hosted a panel debate exploring the impact of Brexit on the future of UK research. Nearly twelve months on, is there greater clarity on the major issues affecting university research? Do the opportunities and challenges remain the same, or has the landscape shifted? Our distinguished panel of experts provided a lively lunchtime debate, with audience interaction.
On 9th June 2017, the latest in our Lunchtime Debate series focused on interdisciplinary research. It attracted a capacity audience.
On 5th April 2017, the third in the Cardiff Hub’s series of lunchtime debates on science and research cast the spotlight on the evaluation of research quality.
A two-day symposium on Neuroplasticity and Synaptic Function in Neuropsychiatric Disorders took place on 27th and 28th April 2017.
On 17th February, the Cardiff Hub hosted a panel discussion on Open Science, as part of our Lunchtime Debate series on key aspects of change in science and research.
Sir John Skehel, Vice-President and Biological Secretary of the Royal Society, delivered a lecture at the new CUBRIC Building in Cardiff on Friday 11th November.
Following the referendum result, many questions have been raised around the future of UK research and scholarship in a post-Brexit world. On 11th November, a panel session organised by the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub, explored ideas about how best to pursue European and other international collaborations in a post-Brexit world.
A special seminar was given on behalf of the Cardiff Hub by Professor Alexei Tepikin, University of Liverpool, on 14th November.
The Academia Europaea Annual Conference 2016 was hosted by the Cardiff Hub in June. With 148 delegates from 21 countries, including the US, China and Singapore, in addition to many European nations, the Conference featured a stimulating programme of short lectures by newly-elected Members of Academia Europaea. A highlight was the Erasmus Lecture, given by Lord Martin Rees, the UK’s Astronomer Royal.