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    Cambridge University

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    The world’s largest private provider of forensic science

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    The Royal Mint

    Coining it for 1,100 years

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Will Britain's Global Talent visa attract the best in the world?

The new Global Talent visa has been welcomed by Britain's scientific community. But they still have plenty of concerns about post-Brexit science.

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Why World Class Britain?

As the UK is leaving the EU, we have to think differently. World Class Britain is our contribution to starting a fresh national narrative.

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BrAIn of BritAIn

British companies are at the leading edge of AI development and research.

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London Stock Exchange

The markets on the world's most international exchange have been raising billions for companies, nations and institutions throughout the pandemic

Waves on the coast of Britain

British sea power: turning the tide

Around half of Europe’s potential wave and tidal resource is thought to be in the UK. Globally, the waters around these islands could account for up to 15 per cent of the world’s marine energy resource.

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The "Open Banking" revolution

Britain was the first-mover in this global banking revolution. It is now helping other countries follow.

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Growing the Rose

The RFU four year mission statement statement is characteristically ambitious.

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UK "a world leader in developing science" says pharma giant Merck

Describing the UK as "a world leader in developing science," US pharma company Merck says it plans to build a £1bn UK hub called the London Discovery Research Centre in London's King's Cross.

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The world's best solar panels

A ten-year-old spin-out company from Oxford University aims to start manufacturing the world’s most efficient solar panels by the end of 2020, according to this article in The Guardian.

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On the UK's coronavirus strategy

The UK’s response to the coronavirus is at odds with much of the world, including its near European neighbours.

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"Britain can be a global leader": the determined optimism of Tony Blair

It's worth reading Tony Blair's article on the website of his Institute for Global Change. There can't be many clearer expositions of the need for Remainers to work out how to make the best of Brexit. He urges a "determined optimism."

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British food standards: are they at risk?

What do fears about chlorinated chicken say about food safety in the UK?

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Will the Global Talent visa attract world class talent?

The British scientific community has been pretty gloomy of late, racked with worries about Brexit. But perhaps the new Global Talent visa will provide some scope for optimism.

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