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10 Feb 2015

Making the UK the best place to do research and innovation

The new Government elected in May 2015 has an opportunity to build on our strengths and help make the UK the best place in the world to do research and innovation according to a statement published by the National Academies.

30 Jan 2015

The UK must aspire to be the best place in the world to do science, says Royal Society Professor Brian Cox

Science needs to have a higher cultural and political profile if the UK is to really capitalise on its world leading position, according to Professor Brian Cox OBE, the Royal Society’s newly appointed Professor for Public Engagement in Science at The University of Manchester.

22 Jan 2015

Leading researchers awarded Newton International Fellowships

The seventh round of Newton International Fellowships has been awarded jointly by two of the UK’s national research academies – the British Academy and the Royal Society.

20 Jan 2015

Royal Society Fellow wins ‘Nobel Prize of earth sciences’

Professor Stephen Sparks CBE FRS has won the $250,000 Vetlesen Prize. The prize is awarded for scientific achievement resulting in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, or its relations to the universe.

16 Jan 2015

UK-led Beagle 2 Lander found on Mars

The UK-led Beagle 2 Mars Lander, thought lost on Mars since 2003, has been found partially deployed on the surface of the planet, ending the mystery of what happened to the mission more than a decade ago.

17 Dec 2014

Royal Society responds to the Government's science and innovation strategy

Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, and Martyn Poliakoff, Vice-president of the Royal Society, respond to the Government's science and innovation strategy launched today.

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