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Diversity & Inclusion

Reflections on diversity from my experience as EMWF sponsor

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This blog is authored by Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the GSE Profession.   Let me start by addressing the obvious. I am writing as the sponsor of the Ethnic Minority Women’s Forum (EMWF), but …

APHA team at Weybridge wins Nobel House Prize for avian influenza outbreak response

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The Animal and Plant Health Agency team based at Weybridge provided rapid diagnostic response to the 2021/22 avian influenza outbreak has been made joint winner of the Nobel House Prize for 2021. Celebrating high quality analysis and science The annual …

Inclusivity in the Ministry of Defence Engineering Profession

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“Defence Engineers build bridges under enemy fire; Defence Engineers deliver some of the most complex projects there are from computer networks to warships. It requires diverse skills and diverse thinking, drawing talent from all walks of life” – Vice Admiral …

Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month – 18 July - 17 August 2022

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Join us as we mark the third year of South Asian Heritage Month, an event established to honour and celebrate South Asian history and culture. This year’s theme is Journeys of Empire and explores the history of empires founded from …

GSE Connect: Women Supporting Women in Government Science and Engineering

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  Introducing… GSE Connect On 11 February 2021, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the GSE Women’s Working Group began piloting a new scheme to support women in the GSE profession. GSE Connect is a networking and peer …

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 19th May – The importance of clear comms

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 19th May – The importance of clear comms Paul Willgoss MBE, HSE, Science Division, Chief Scientific Adviser’s Office I am a disabled civil servant, and I’ve been involved in improving the Civil Service for others over …