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Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 2LW

Young scientists and engineers will descend upon the Houses of Parliament to question to the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (TBC), the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee and the Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation.


On Tuesday 13th March 2018, young scientists and engineers will have the opportunity to ask MPs questions about the burning issues of science policy that matter to them at Voice of the Future 2018.

This event is held in the Boothroyd Room, a room which has heard prime ministers as well as eminent scientists and experts give evidence. This time the tables are turned - the committee seats will be occupied by young people and the MPs will sit in the witness seats ready to answer your questions.

Participants are sure to find it an interesting and educational experience and will hopefully emerge with a better understanding of how the Parliament and the Government functions.

The Royal Society of Biology would like to nominate 6 representatives to attend this event. To apply you should submit up to three questions for the expert witnesses. Anyone can submit a question, but only members may then get the opportunity to ask a question on behalf of the Royal Society of Biology on the day.

Please note: If you are selected to represent your organisation, you may not get to ask the exact question you submitted due to time restrictions and potential repetitions.

How do I ask a question?

The deadline for submitting questions was Friday 16th February.

Twitter & Live Streaming

You can follow and contribute to the Twitter feed by using the hashtag #VOF2018. The event is planned to be live streamed on the Science & Technology Committee website.


If you have any questions about this event contact Karen Patel at  

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 9 CPD points.

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