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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Welcome News - parliament probing STFC

This is welcome news:

Select Committee Announcement

Science Budget Allocations
The Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee is holding a short inquiry into the Science Budget allocations. The first evidence session will be on Monday 21 January 2008 when evidence will be heard from:

Panel 1
Institute of Physics; and Royal Astronomical Society

Panel 2 (at 5.00pm)
Science and Technology Facilities Council; and Research Councils UK

The session will take place in Committee Room 6 at 4.15pm.

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

Of course this does not mean anything in real terms of restoring funding but perhaps it might go some way to starting the process and addressing the major concerns that physicists have with STFC. I expect weasel words but hope the committee cuts through it.

For the interested you can watch it online at

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