Skip to content

Policy Salons

Policy Salons are a new initiative by the Royal Society and are intended for the broader Policy Adviser community within Government, National Academies, Learned Societies, the Charitable sector, Universities, Business and Industry. 

The series of Policy Salons will provoke new thinking on issues with a scientific angle, help foster connections between individuals and organisations, and build new links with business and industry. 

Our most recent Policy Salon, Telling the story: How we use evidence, was held on 14 July 2017 and looked at the different ways that evidence can be gathered and put together to present a coherent narrative to the intended audience. 

Speakers included:

  • Colin Armstrong – Head of International Resilience at the Government Office for Science
  • Luke Blaxill – Historian, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow and bestselling author
  • Julie Light – Artist, Student on the MA Art and Science course at Central St Martins, Curator and Contributor to the Society’s Museum of Extraordinary Objects
  • Simon Dowell – Head of Biological Sample Management at GlaxoSmithKline

Read more about Telling the story: How we use evidence on our blog.

If you would like to join our Policy Network, and receive an invite to upcoming Policy Salon events, please contact By signing up to receive our emails, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

Future Policy Salons events

  • Risk - 11 October 2017, 8am – 9.30am
  • Theory of change - 1 December 2017, 12.30 – 2pm