European ISC Members

Annual Meeting 2022

Annual Meeting of the European ISC Members took place in London on the 12th–13th of October 2022.

Venue and location

Kohn Centre/Marble Hall
The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG

Programme

October 12

13.30 Registration, welcome coffee
Moderated by Robin Grimes, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society
14.00Opening of the Annual Meeting. Royal Society welcoming words, Robin Grimes, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society
14.05Opening address by Euro-ISC chair Tarmo Soomere, President, Estonian Academy of Sciences
14.20–16.30Euro-ISC Business Meeting
Brief overviews of the activities of the member organisations of the network, discussion
16.30–17.00Library Tour (room for 15 people)
Break
18.15Drinks reception (Marble Hall)
18.30Gala dinner (Kohn Centre)
Speakers:
– Robin Grimes, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society
– Ambassador H.E. Mr. Viljar Lubi

October 13

9.00Morning coffee
Moderated by Simon Goldhill, Foreign Secretary, British Academy
Practicalities of the day, introduced by the moderator
9.30–11.15Science advice and sustainability
Chair: Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Dr Marco Sacchi, University of Surrey, Department of Chemistry, Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre (QB-DTC).
Anu Realo, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick. Past-President, European Association of Personality Psychology
Mathieu Denis, ISC Acting CEO and Science Director
Q&A/panel discussion
11.15–11.30Coffee break
11.30–13.00Crisis preparedness and the challenges of scientific advice
Chair: Professor Peter John, Professor of Public Policy, King’s College, London
Tarmo Soomere, President, Estonian Academy of Sciences
Melinda Mills FBA, Director Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, University of Oxford
Elizabeth Storer, Research Officer, Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, London School of Economics
Q&A/panel discussion                                                                                                               
13.00–13.10Closing remarks by Euro-ISC chair Tarmo Soomere, President, Estonian Academy of Sciences
13.15–13.45Sandwich lunch

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Accommodation

Accommodation near the Royal Society (pdf)

  1. Club Quarters Hotel Trafalgar Square, London
    Distance from The Royal Society: 0.4 miles (9 mins walk)
    Website
    Average cost: £189.00
  2. Thistle Trafalgar Square
    Distance from The Royal Society: 0.3 miles (6 mins walk)
    Website
    Average cost: £230.00
  3. Premier Inn London Leister Square Hotel
    Distance from The Royal Society: 0.5 miles (12 mins walk)
    Website
    Average cost: £145.00
  4. Hub by Premier Inn London Covent Garden Hotel Hub
    Distance from The Royal Society: 0.5 miles (12 mins walk)
    Website
    Average cost: £152.00
  5. The Z Hotel Piccadilly
    Distance from The Royal Society: 0.3 miles (6 mins walk)
    Website
    Average cost: £165.00