22 January 2012
Last week I went to the Scientists meet the Media party at the Royal Society. This is an annual event where scientists, both from universities and agencies like ours, mingle with journalists – the whole thing lubricated by industrial amounts of alcohol. There was a slight frisson about the letter to the Telegraph in the background but it was mostly good-natured. After his introductory remarks (as Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society) I talked to Martyn Poliakoff about the issue and he later sent me a link to his musings on the subject. It got me thinking about what connects world-class science to world-class business.