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In Verba, our science policy blog

Data skills for all

29 November 2019

Dr Vanessa Pittard, Deputy CEO, Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)

Equality, diversity and inclusion in 2019: the good, the bad and the bigoted

29 October 2019

Dr Jess Wade, Postdoctoral Researcher, Imperial College London; Dr Ben Britton, Senior Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, Imperial College London; Dr Clara Nellist, Excellence Initiative Fellow, Radboud University; Professor Rachel Oliver, Professor of Materials Science, University of Cambridge Dr Brian Patton, Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow, University of Strathclyde

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