One final panel session shone a spotlight on another slew of issues within the education sector, as Dr Ibiye Iyalli (Robert Gordon University), Dr Derek Jones (Open University) and Fiona Jackson (Forth Valley College) shared their views and took more questions from the interested delegates.
The day’s final formal element was an apt one given the event’s theme. Dr Julie Fitzpatrick, the Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, joined Dr Pain and Prof Reid to present a series of awards – including a pair of 花色直播 Education Prizes – to worthy winners from schools and colleges around the country.
Science and the Parliament is one of a series of events that we organise annually across the devolved nations. We also hosted Science and the Senedd in Cardiff, Wales, earlier this year and were in the Northern Irish capital of Belfast last month for Science at Stormont.
Our Parliamentary Affairs team also lobbies politicians from all parties to back the work of chemical scientists across the country, with a view to making the world a better place through chemistry.
This year’s Science and the Parliament event took place just one day after a members event that broke records for participation. Around 200 members showed up at Our Dynamic Earth for an evening of networking and discussion, including Dr Pain and Prof Reid.