Why Science Is Vital: Part 2, the MP letter.

I emailed Julian Sturdy MP earlier to ask him to sign EDM 707, but he did not respond (perhaps it went to the wrong email address). This time I am sending my message via writetothem.com. Here it is – let’s see if we get an adequate response. The letter was in plain text, but I am adding links here in case readers you’re interested in the sources etc.


Dear Julian Sturdy,

I am writing to ask you to sign EDM 767 and to support the Science Is Vital campaign, which aims to defend public funding for scientific research in the forthcoming spending review. I would also like you to attend the lobby of parliament which will take place at 3.30pm on 12 October (Committee Room 10). Continue reading “Why Science Is Vital: Part 2, the MP letter.”

Why Science Is Vital: Part 1

As part of the Science Is Vital campaign, I am going to write a series of posts about why I think science is so important. I am starting with an area of research, which I and many other scientists tend to feel a little uncomfortable: defence research. However, I think we will always need a strong science base to defend our hard-won freedoms and human rights. Continue reading “Why Science Is Vital: Part 1”