2020 marks 25 years since Foresight published the first panel reports. We’ve worked under seven Government Chief Scientific Advisors and six Prime Ministers. We’ve adapted our approach to suit the policy making culture of the day, and the prevailing issues …
Dr John Carney, Principal Scientist within the Systems Thinking and Consulting Group of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Previous roles include Team Leader for Horizon Scanning and Dstl’s Industrial and Academic Co-ordinator. This blog presents a candid view …
Alister Wilson consults in futures and strategic planning with clients in government, the wider public sector and the private sector. He collaborated with the Government Office for Science to produce The Futures Toolkit. There is a lot happening in the …
How advances in brain science and artificial intelligence could transform our mental health and wellbeing.
Professor Susan Jebb on what’s changed since Foresight published their report on Obesity 10 years ago, and what we can still learn from it.
It is common knowledge that girls outperform boys at school in almost every subject, and that more women than men now go to university.
The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else and sea ice is retreating. What does this mean for the UK, the Arctic’s nearest neighbour?
Britain has struggled to produce economically valuable skills for over 130 years. How can this be fixed?
Especially since the surge in university and college enrolments around 1990, Britain's workforce has become very much more educated.
How the Government Office for Science helped my team to develop the government’s approach to fuller working lives.
We interviewed leaders of the UK’s marine and maritime industries to find out how emerging technology will affect their sectors.