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HEPI / Research England roundtable dinner ‘The future of research funding: planning for uncertainty’

  • 2 December 2019
  • 6pm for 6.30pm - 9pm
  • British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

This HEPI roundtable dinner, hosted in partnership with Research England, provided a forum for senior leaders and policymakers from across the sector to discuss a range of key issues relating to future uncertainty in research funding including:

  • What contingencies are universities and policymakers considering at this time?
  • Can universities afford to wait and see what emerges?
  • Or do they need to be testing their resilience and considering their capacity to cope with either higher expectations or changes in funding policy or economic conditions?

Guest speakers included:

Professor Andy Westwood, Associate Vice-President for Public Affairs, University of Manchester

Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire

Dr Diana Beech, Head of Government Affairs, University of Warwick

Chaired by HEPI President, Bahram Bekhradnia

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