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Sagacity and Significant Stretch for Survival

Professor Sir Gareth Roberts FRS CEng CPhys FInstP

Monday 11 December - 11:00am to 11:45am

Properly implemented, a strategic planning process, where the emphasis is clearly on innovation and creativity, can help an organisation do more than plan for the future; it can help to create its future.

his lecture describes how simple visual planning tools can be useful in identifying strategic issues of importance and help to provide a consistent discipline for decision and policy matters. Examples are taken from industry and academe to illustrate this theme.

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Developments in Science/Physics Policy and Funding the UK

New Millennium - New Physics - New Opportunities

Dr Alun Jones

Chief Executive IOP

Tuesday 12 December - 9:00am to 9:45am

The past two years have seen significant improvements in funding for Physics in the United Kingdom, with a commensurate enhancement in the public and governmental appreciation of the benefits of Physics research. The Institute of Physics has been particularly active in lobbying Government and 'decision makers' through a series of 'Vision Papers' which highlight the importance to knowledge, wealth creation and quality of life of various aspects of physics research. A series of seminars was organised aimed at bringing to a wider audience news of developments in our subject and also an intensive campaign to increase press coverage. This has happened at a time when the Institute's membership has increased apace and it now stands at over 30,000 - more than double what it was in 1990.

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