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Policy & Advocacy Manager @WellcomeTrust. Science policy things, including Brexit and immigration policy. And cats. Amateur 2nd euphoniumer @pwbrassband

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Every time someone says “stakeholder” https://t.co/qwwwjypFjc
Retweeted by Martin Smith @robeastaway And “Can you finish 159 in three darts?” could keep them going for a while... @robeastaway Look out for the rare joy of 3A+3B+3C = 3(A+B+C)... although not always easier!
5/21
2020
@Grace_Gottlieb Maybe 😂
5/20
2020
Thread 👇 https://t.co/x6QvkPpLe5 @gentraso No worries - I looked there first too! @gentraso I think that’s just the document that was published in February, rather than the draft legal text itselfIn the meantime the worry will be that there's no UK thinking on this - which of course can't be true. I can't emp… https://t.co/tODNExj417Perhaps the UK preference is for the question of Horizon Europe association to be completely separate - which would… https://t.co/IGCOBxelxyIntriguing that there's no counteroffer to what the EU is proposing for participation in Horizon Europe - it doesn'… https://t.co/1oUsW3BpGeAnd on antimicrobial resistance... https://t.co/POojmITVeoSome interesting stuff on Emerging Technology... https://t.co/MabjO9bVSWDraft UK text published - but I can't see anything in there about participation in Union Programmes (Horizon Europe… https://t.co/Yh0cdbKnql🎵What gives a girl Power and punch? Is it charm, is it poise? No, it's... https://t.co/E49dqtjhX7👂 Who do the public trust to shape their opinions? ✊ Are people won over by direct action strategies like Extincti… https://t.co/oQMYwDWFEdToday we’ve published public opinion research (polling & focus groups) as part of our project investigating advocac… https://t.co/VTbjCNTATU
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5/19
2020
‘Vaccines are international collaborations. No single country has the capacity to research, develop and manufacture… https://t.co/4PoQrSmPxN
Retweeted by Martin Smith @bespokespeeches The accompaniment for Here Comes the Sun works really well! Amazing project @SarahSterne No idea. How do I lean back in a chair? How do I walk through doorways? There are many practical issue… https://t.co/e8qyEgU0M0 @chrisbird69 Lockdown locks down in lockdown #lockdownhaircut https://t.co/REqyezAlliI’ve been threatening to do this for a while, and 112 days since the last haircut was enough to take drastic action… https://t.co/crMK8Ohvav @peterrowlett @numberblocks Mathlink cubes are in the post! Looking forward to having as much fun as you’ve had!
5/17
2020
It often makes me smile too. There’s a wonderful call-back to Ep1 in Series 4 that underlines how clever it is.Discovered @numberblocks by accident on iPlayer and it’s now my 2yo daughter’s favourite thing. She hunts for numbe… https://t.co/ICC1GIEhsZ
5/16
2020
Ottoline Leyser, Julia Gillard and Nancy Rothwell make quite a trio of champions for research appointed this week! https://t.co/u3ZjxSdytwUK draft legal texts to be published next week 👀 https://t.co/Fj84GnjiON
5/15
2020
Proud and super-excited that @JuliaGillard will lead us through our next phase.She's going to be a brilliant Chair… https://t.co/iPNJb6Eew5
Retweeted by Martin SmithA great choice for UKRI Chief Exec, and a fascinating time to take the helm. If the Chancellor's last Budget holds… https://t.co/D4rKTRAWar
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5/14
2020
@ElenaAdaal @DavidHenigUK I don’t think this part will be the biggest stumbling block for either side. Existing H… https://t.co/BmqYujd52yUK-EU negotiations on UK participation in Horizon Europe (and other programmes) continue this afternoon and tomorro… https://t.co/OUEXU3DDGD
5/13
2020
The government understands the current challenges faced by the UK’s university research community. Today I co-chair… https://t.co/VX77FkEsgM
Retweeted by Martin SmithBut not the first time they’ve voted with a mouse 🐭 https://t.co/aTqQ2wIwToTaking back... Ctrl https://t.co/MMQXZ9M69GReally really excited today- delighted we can announce our leadership team for Leap- a 'DARPA for global health'. C… https://t.co/jmcR8IKijF
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5/12
2020
The launch of the online annunciator reminds me that at one point I couldn’t get that bonging sound out of dreams.… https://t.co/sisDsu8yGQA motion has gone down on the @HouseofCommons Order Paper today to approve @DawnButlerBrent to join our Committee.… https://t.co/9QPTyEePNj
Retweeted by Martin Smith"A target isn't a vision" - see @Beth_Thompson's article in @Wonkhe today on why the 2.4% R&D target isn't 'mission… https://t.co/6a3cX64Lkc
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5/11
2020
UK participation in programmes such as Horizon Europe is on the agenda for 🇪🇺🇬🇧 negotiations on Weds & Thurs next w… https://t.co/gmTRyDQdDZ
5/9
2020
Vacancy for a new @UKLabour member of @CommonsSTC - couldn’t be a more exciting time to be involved scrutinising po… https://t.co/1RG4mqecG8 @imrankhan Sunchyme / Dario G Steal My Sunshine / Len Walking on the Sun / Smash Mouth Gonna Make You Sweat / C+C M… https://t.co/VRKz6ChHvWCongratulations to @darrenpjones who will be an excellent chair (with a lot to be getting on with!). https://t.co/ilYtuZSPXI
Retweeted by Martin Smith @behroutcomes The best commentaries I've seen are from @drsarahmain https://t.co/xr8U9nQm2U And from @CSkidmoreUK https://t.co/lo1vdqIo5jOne day there'll be a female PRS... but not until at least 2025Big news. Adrian rarely minces his words, understands how Government works, understands how the research sector wor… https://t.co/nI7dUxibdN
5/6
2020
@Farrah_Nazir @wellcometrust Blog! What's changed at Wellcome in that time, and what's changed in you? Great prompt for reflection.
5/5
2020
Summit starts 2pm UK time - in ten mins! Livestream and updates here https://t.co/c3qm3i13jE https://t.co/h4vUiLYS1u8 billion dollars to save 8 billion lives 🌎 Including $750 million for @FINDdx to develop and secure equitable ac… https://t.co/tQyteWlJKG
Retweeted by Martin SmithThis afternoon Wellcome is supporting the Coronavirus Global Response Summit - a pledging conference to raise the m… https://t.co/DwitMusABf
5/4
2020
‘This is our generation’s duty and we know we can make this happen’ - a strong commitment by ⁦@vonderleyen⁩ ⁦… https://t.co/jEEILzXs9O
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5/3
2020
World will not be free of COVID-19 pandemic until all countries are free of the coronavirus that causes it. This… https://t.co/TYh5SgU4LI
Retweeted by Martin SmithDelighted to be appointed Chair of @GenomicsEngland & to begin work with such outstanding team, including CEO… https://t.co/yI2CGGztTh
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Retweeted by Martin SmithLook out for more publications from this project later this month - lots more to share on this important topic. https://t.co/Y8v7eYz4m1...and here's @Ben_Bleasdale with a thread on the key messages about campaigns from what we've published so far https://t.co/pfqLmHWz2rNew info published today as part of Wellcome's work with @sciencecampaign on how the sector can keep making the cas… https://t.co/AjEcwJ8xt9
5/1
2020
@behroutcomes https://t.co/UP3vkjUBP7
4/30
2020
Days since last haircut: 95Excellent news https://t.co/BZywaspOayThis time next week MPs will be voting on a new (Labour) Chair for the BEIS Committee @CommonsBEIS - candidates dec… https://t.co/g3tfkQminDAfter much to-ing and fro-ing, the Home Secretary is giving evidence to @CommonsHomeAffs today at 10.30am.… https://t.co/DrGhuchuAHCrucial question, and if there’s no good answer the results will haunt us. Ft comments from @DrCharlieWellerhttps://t.co/xKLlBdaiZC
4/29
2020
In a crisis, collaboration is more important than ever. 👏 @EU_Commission for bringing together a 🌍 response.… https://t.co/CnY18jv2I1
Retweeted by Martin Smith @bespokespeeches “Keir in the community” is a headline waiting to happenMP wallpaper challenge! Looking forward to responses from @LiamFox and @SCrabbPembs. Might be best for… https://t.co/Bn0yUTvRDv
4/28
2020
Good thread. There is value in political advisers understanding, directly, that scientific advice is rarely binary… https://t.co/TiqLDJXHk6
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4/25
2020
The 🇬🇧 will host a Global Vaccines Summit on 4 June. Diseases have no borders so we must come together to make sure… https://t.co/m1NGbyLYco
Retweeted by Martin SmithWhile @wellcometrust is replanning our postponed #ReimagineResearch Town Halls, we're using this time to take stock… https://t.co/4gUftEOP90
Retweeted by Martin SmithHow are vaccines developed and tested through clinical trials? Your handy 1-minute briefing, courtesy of… https://t.co/QbYHgpMZ9WCovid-19 shines a light on the importance of vaccines💉 Head of Vaccines @DrCharlieWeller on what we can learn from… https://t.co/mwdXycaH13
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4/24
2020
One of my pet hates is using impact as a verb - as a previous boss used to say, “the only thing that should be impa… https://t.co/kvaPOiPgfQ @GrunewaldZoe Whoop! https://t.co/15DPDxfzVKPolicy contacts - I'm keen to use this #lockdown time to get in some extra learning and am looking for some relevan… https://t.co/H2m0b3eQiz
Retweeted by Martin Smith @GrunewaldZoe First, take comfort from the fact that it’s unusable at the moment and you can’t make it any worse. T… https://t.co/tmmOGTwjt1
4/23
2020
Parliamentary terminology can be confusing. Here’s a guide to some common terms you might hear soon: 🗣Programme Mo… https://t.co/SLqcoqMOzJ
4/21
2020
“As long as Covid-19 is out of control somewhere, it is a threat to us all... We cannot afford to pay any more att… https://t.co/Ic3SUXA7my
4/19
2020
UK participation in Union programmes (inc. Horizon Europe) will be discussed further on Wednesday morning (22/4) as… https://t.co/OPl72u9qUF
4/17
2020
@martynpatrick No? Surely not? https://t.co/pgDdIyA8rqIt’ll be worth MPs learning plenty of keyboard shortcuts for this - if it’s anything like the real parliament there… https://t.co/1AuIyidR4f @bespokespeeches Well done 👍 Dr Robert was a highlight
4/16
2020
@BeckyPurvis @CommonsSTC Not convinced by (4) “Politicians are probably not the right people to question the scienc… https://t.co/gp6dGBB2T5
4/14
2020
@bespokespeeches Agreed! A compilation isn’t really an album @bespokespeeches Oh wow I didn’t know that - I just assumed it must be on one somewhere! I play the piano but not a… https://t.co/OgZFz01qgo @bespokespeeches Does ‘She Loves You’ have a minor 4th? Just popped into my head. I’m personally looking forward… https://t.co/LKpqnXyqMp
4/13
2020
@rgale Are you sure you’re on his mailing list? Under GDPR it’s a hopt-in system
4/10
2020
There’s always a bit of give and take when it comes to scheduling a ministerial session, and usually a suitable dat… https://t.co/P2pbKHWib1The S&T Committee did this a couple of years ago when they got stood up by Sam Gyimah. Sometimes formal powers ar… https://t.co/oYO1UCAOsKSelect Committees can’t formally ‘summon’ Ministers (or other MPs/Lords) to give evidence. But they can certainly d… https://t.co/c8RcethYlq
4/8
2020
Always proud of Wellcome, but never more so than today https://t.co/m9JJOnVh4b @instituteforgov @AllieRenison @ShankerASingham @FabianZuleeg @ifgevents Extending the transition period doesn’t ex… https://t.co/NURFUPEt4x
4/6
2020
@KevinBrennanMP @Carole_Burns Is it the same as it ever was?https://t.co/0qym1F9xlZ
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4/5
2020
@lilianehunt91 Life is a mystery
4/4
2020
A ray of light in these dark times... https://t.co/jBDNiDYUfZ @Beth_Thompson @hannahisom @inbetweendays The duck itself says there was a lot of swearing involved. The secret see… https://t.co/v7JcY4WgN5 @hannahisom @inbetweendays Haha nice. My wife is a knitter really and probably has the same book. She’s not a croch… https://t.co/cKgEOXQKim @hannahisom @inbetweendays Mrs Smith’s first creation, from a Toft kit. Many YouTube videos, none to actually recom… https://t.co/uEO1uKXsGX
4/3
2020
Latest @ONS data on UK R&D spending reveals a 6.6% uptick in spending in 2018 – raising overall investment to 1.71% of GDP 📈(1/4)
Retweeted by Martin SmithFantastic news that @TheCrick labs will contribute 500 #COVID19 tests per day from early next week, aiming to reac… https://t.co/kCCfO62amW
4/2
2020
Some thoughts from me: how COVID-19 can heal Brexit divisions https://t.co/oiMzyp6s3V
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4/1
2020
@chrisbird69 Thanks! Much better
3/31
2020

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