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Cambridge Public Policy Research Seminars

last modified Feb 08, 2016 09:52 AM
A seminar series featuring talks on public policy research, analysis and impact.



Cambridge Public Policy Research Seminars

Thursdays 12.30-1.30 pm ARB Room 119

(Sandwiches, tea, coffee from noon)

A regular public policy seminar series, which will invite both Cambridge and external speakers who have experience and insight into policy analysis, policy impact or theory and methods for public policy research.


Speaker Programme Lent Term 2016


Thursday 21 January

Iain McLean, Official Fellow in Politics, University of Oxford

‘What’s Wrong with the British Constitution?’ 


Thursday 28 January

Jo Casebourne, Institute for Government

‘Using Research to Influence Government Policy’



Thursday 4 February

Giles Wilkes, Financial Times

‘Being a Special Adviser (SPAD)’


Thursday 11 February

Dame Barbara Stocking, President Murray Edwards College

'Skills and Techniques of an NGO'


Thursday 18 February

No seminar this week



Thursday 25 February

'Doing development differently'.


Mr Andy Ratcliffe, Deputy CEO and Director of Strategy and Development, Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI).

 [note this is an updated speaker and title]


Thursday 3 March

David Runciman, Professor and Head of Department, Polis

'Policy, Politics and Morality in the Regulation of Gambling: the UK Experience'



Contact: Public Policy SRI Coordinator, C Sausman



See 'Cambridge Public Policy List' for abstracts and speaker details 



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Nov 15, 2018

Simon Deakin, Director of the Centre for Business Research and Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge, tells the Cambridge Public Policy SRI (Strategic Research Initiative) why Brexit isn’t the cure for Britain’s broken economic model.

There’s no better trade deal for the UK than being in the EU but the Chequers ‘sticky tape’ may just help the UK Brexit if it still wants to.

Sep 21, 2018

Dr Lorand Bartels, a Reader in International Law at the University of Cambridge, teaches WTO & EU law, tells the Cambridge Public Policy SRI (Strategic Research Initiative) what he thinks the UK’s prospects are of getting proper trade deals with other countries post Brexit.

Will Michel Barnier save Theresa May’s bacon and will historian’s look back on a wasted three months soon after the UK’s June 2016 Referendum?

Sep 13, 2018

Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU Law at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe tells the Cambridge Public Policy SRI (Strategic Research Initiative) what she thinks of the UK government’s Chequers Deal.

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About Us

We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

Contact us if you are interested in joining the initiative or would like to know more.