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Professor Dame Wendy Hall re-appointed to top-level Council

The Prime Minister has re-appointed Professor Dame Wendy Hall to the Council for Science and Technology (CST).

The CST is the Government’s top-level advisory body on science, engineering and technology policy and reports directly to the Prime Minister. Professor Hall was appointed to the CST in 2004; her re-appointment, with 12 other members of the Committee, runs until 31 December 2010.

Professor Hall, who was last year elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, was a member of the Advisory Group to a significant report published last week (9 March) by the Royal Society. The Scientific Century: Securing our future prosperity argues that science and innovation should be at the heart of the UK’s long-term strategy for economic growth. Commenting on the report, Professor Hall said: "Investment in science makes you smarter as a nation. If we cut our budgets now we will slip out of the premier league of scientific nations and be the poorer for it."

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Posted by Joyce Lewis on 16 Mar 2010.