Patrick Grady MP met with scientists from the University of Glasgow who were presenting their research at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK.
For one week the Royal Society plays host to fascinating interactive exhibits and an assortment of free talks, debates and family activities, giving visitors a unique opportunity to talk with scientists and ask them questions about their work. Over 10,000 members of the public and 2,000 school students visit the Exhibition each year.
The University of Glasgow’s research is one of just 22 projects that have been chosen from hundreds of entries to exhibit at this year’s event.
Patrick Grady MP said: The Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to learn about ground-breaking science happening all across the UK. I am delighted to have met with researchers from the University of Glasgow and to see first-hand how science taking place in my constituency is not only providing local jobs and economic growth but also contributing to national and international efforts to learn more about our world and deliver benefits for all of humanity.
The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
The Society’s strategic priorities are:
• Promoting science and its benefits
• Recognising excellence in science
• Supporting outstanding science
• Providing scientific advice for policy
• Fostering international and global cooperation
• Education and public engagement