"The 2020s Will Be the Decade of the Humanities and Social Sciences", Says New British Academy President
The British Academy today announces that Professor Julia Black, Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will be its 31st President, succeeding the historian Professor Sir David Cannadine.
Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, has been appointed as the next Chair of Wellcome. She will will succeed Eliza Manningham-Buller, who is stepping down from the role in April 2021.
Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser to Join UK Research and Innovation As New Chief Executive
Business Secretary Alok Sharma has announced that Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS will join UK Research and Innovation as its new Chief Executive. She will succeed Sir Mark Walport who announced in September last year that he would retire in 2020. Professor Leyser will start her new role on Monday June 29.
Royal Society Convenes Data Analytics Group to Tackle COVID-19
DELVE: Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics is a multi-disciplinary group, convened by the Royal Society, to support a data-driven approach to learning from the different approaches countries are taking to managing the pandemic.
10 Days That Changed Britain: "Heated" Debate Between Scientists Forced Boris Johnson To Act On Coronavirus
It was on Wednesday, March 11 that some of the experts on the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies began to realise that the coronavirus was spreading through the UK too fast for the NHS to cope.