When missions fail: lessons in 'high technology' from post-war Britain
What can post-war Britain tell us about how the state should approach technology today? Post WW2, technological frontiers were seen as crucial for both prosperity and security – but big bets on Concorde and nuclear power generation failed. This cautionary tale of 'techno-nationalism' may have more lessons for industrial strategy today than the post-war example of the US moonshot.
Sticking to the science: A vision for COP28
Mirte Boot (MPP 2020) is co-organising the University of Oxford’s official side-event at COP28 on 6th December, “What does Net Zero Emissions need to mean to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement?”. Here, she reflects on two key goals for discussions this year and tells us how she thinks universities can lay the foundations for progress.
Award for Kate Orkin’s role in keeping millions out of poverty
Faculty member Kate Orkin has won the ESRC award for Outstanding Public Policy Impact, for her role advising the South African government during COVID-19 and beyond. She influenced £4.87 billion in spending that helped 28.5 million people and saved 5.5 million from extreme poverty.
In the media
How latest crypto scandals could influence public opinion on digital currency regulation
Pepper Culpepper writes in The Conversation on the recent scandals involving cryptocurrency leaders, the tougher regulatory stance in the UK and cautions politicians against underestimating public opinion and sentiment on cryptocurrency issues.
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