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An annual event organised to strengthen the dialogue between the scientific community, MPs and Peers

Parliamentary Links Day is the largest science event on the annual Parliamentary events calendar. It is organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and engineering community to strengthen dialogue with Parliament, and to provide MPs with a more rounded understanding of the scientific issues we face. This year's theme is Science and Climate Change.

This event is co-sponsored by Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chi Onwurah MP, Carol Monaghan MP and Layla Moran MP. Links Day will feature contributions from many distinguished speakers from Parliament, Government and the science community. Download a draft pdf programme for an approximate running order of the event. Due to the variability of Parliamentary business, the programme is subject to change.

Parliamentary welcome

Rt Hon Dame Eleanor Laing MP, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons

Keynote Speakers

Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, COP26 President
Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment
Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee
Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
Other keynote speakersTBC


Professor Sir Adrian Smith, President of the Royal Society
Monica Dean, Senior Climate Advisor to John Kerry, US State Department
Other panellists TBC

Further resources

For further resources relating to the topic of this event, visit the Parliamentary Links Day webpage.

Social media

Follow the event on Twitter @RoyalSocBio using #LinksDay21.


Please direct all enquires to Beth Morgan at or on 020 3925 3444.


Parliamentary Links Day is supported a wide range of scientific societies and organisations represented below.