Proposed programme

The 2015 Midlands Newton Summit: Celebrating the Impact of Science Diplomacy
Time Event
8.50-9.15am Arrival and refreshments
9.15-9.20am Welcome from Professor Sir David Greenaway
9.20-9.30am Gov’t welcome Rt. Hon Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise
9.30-10.10am              Keynote Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff, University of Nottingham and Foreign Secretary, Royal Society
10.10-10.55am              Keynote Professor Dame Helen Wallace, Former Foreign Secretary and International Vice-President of the British Academy
10.55-11.15am Coffee and refreshments

Newton stories of inspiration session (run as PechaKucha showcase) – currently featuring presentations by:

  • Michael Houlgate, British Council Egypt
  • Professor Michèle Clarke, (Newton in Brazil) University of Nottingham
  • Richard Atkinson, Newton Fund South Africa (FCO)
  • Dr Claire McNulty, British Council Head of Science
  • Dr Jon Henderson (Newton in Egypt), University of Nottingham
  • Rachael Sara-Kennedy, UUK International Unit
  • Professor Helen Griffiths, Aston University
  • Loughborough University
12.30-1.45pm Lunch and networking

Newton Fund surgeries – advice, guidance and conversation with Newton Fund delivery partners:

  • Research Councils UK
  • British Council
  • Newton Fund
  • Academy of Medical Science
  • Universities UK International Unit
2.30-2.45pm Coffee and refreshments

'The future of UK science diplomacy' – panel discussion Chaired by Professor Chris Ennew, Provost University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

Confirmed panellists: Professor Rebecca Hughes, British Council, Mr Daniel Shah, UK Higher Education International Unit.

This programme is subject to change – please refer to our Eventbrite page for the latest version, which will be updated as speakers are confirmed. 


The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151