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brexit: now what for science?

The UK voted to leave the EU in the referendum on 23 June, a decision that will have many consequences and mean many changes across all industries and professions. Science had voted overwhelmingly to stay within the EU, citing the benefits it provides to UK research including on funding and collaboration.

Three senior figures from the scientific community came to the Science Media Centre to discuss what the Brexit might mean for UK science- what the reaction has been from researchers and institutions, what the challenges facing science will be, and what can be done to ensure the continued strength of UK research.

Speakers included:

Sarah Main, Director of Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)

Sir Paul Nurse, Director of The Francis Crick Institute, and former President of the Royal Society

Prof Sir Robert Lechler, President of The Academy of Medical Sciences

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