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Should Every City Have a Mayor?

In the run-up to the election for the new Mayor of London, on 5 May, the British Academy last night held a discussion to consider whether the model of an elected ‘metro mayor‘ is really one that should be adopted across the rest of the country, as per the Government’s policies for devolution. There is no doubt that government in this

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Science Minister won’t be drawn on the consequences of a ‘Brexit’

Jo Johnson MP, Minister for Universities and Science, was lavish in his praise of the achievements of the science and engineering community in the UK at the 30th anniversary Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) lecture last night. Yet he was far less forthcoming about the impact of a potential ‘Brexit’ on the continuing success of this endeavour, despite a

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Lord Adonis to speak at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis will speak at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) as part of the 21st Century Challenges panel discussion ‘London: too big succeed?’ on Tuesday 15 September 2015 7.00pm – 8.30pm. Reformer, writer and Labour peer, Andrew Adonis was a journalist at the Financial Times for five years (1991-96) before moving to the Observer as

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