Today, as people from across the film industry sleep off their celebration or disappointment following the 85th Academy Awards, we have begun the final week of excitedly rummaging through the morning post for submissions from a new breed of hopeful film makers. This Thursday, 28 February, is the closing date for Box Office Bioethics, the Council’s own student film competition – find out how to enter.
Monthly archives: February 2013
The night before last I got home to find a letter from NHSBT on my doormat. It was a reminder to book a blood donation appointment, but in the envelope was also a flyer about joining the Organ Donor Register (ODR). Then I turned on the TV, and saw that ITV was showing something called ‘From the heart’. Coming on the eve of Valentine’s Day, I naturally feared the worst about what this could possibly entail, but a quick flick of the info button later I was surprised and intrigued to see that this was in fact an evening of awareness raising about the need for more organ donors. Literally seconds after I’d opened the NHSBT letter. A spooky coincidence? Maybe. (more…)
I’ve been meaning to write a post about science minister David Willetts’ Eight Great Technologies pamphlet having attended its launch at the Policy Exchange recently. But my attention has been drawn to another debate that I’ve been following – about open policy making – by a tweet from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington.
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