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Current and former Science Ministers discussed science policy in practice on 28 January 2013. Lord Peter Hennessy chaired the panel of: David Willetts MP, Lord David Sainsbury, and Lord William Waldegrave. 

The invited audience had a rare opportunity to debate a wide range of issues relating to more than 20 years of experience in policy-making at the highest level. The event was held at the Science Museum and was organised jointly by the Royal Society, the Science Museum and the Mile End Group of Queen Mary, University of London. The transcript of the presentations and ensuing debate is now available.