KQ Policy News: October Update

A selection of the latest policy announcements and news relating to Knowledge Quarter partners, including developments in the area, research commissions and report launches.

Job Listing: Policy Officer at the Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is looking for a Policy Officer to support the development and dissemination of IOP policy, undertaking research, writing briefings and consultation responses, and assisting senior colleagues in high profile IOP projects and reports.

KQ Interview: New Diorama Theatre celebrates their 10th anniversary

New Diorama opened 10 years ago with a mission to develop and support early and mid-career theatre companies and ensembles. To date, the theatre has welcomed over 200,000 audience members to productions by the best theatre companies making work in the UK today.

The Alan Turing Institute Announces First Chief Scientist

The Alan Turing Institutes is delighted to announce Professor Mark Girolami as its first Chief Scientist. This newly created role comes at a critical moment for UK science and technology, following the UK government’s first ever National AI Strategy which was launched just under a week ago.

Job Listing: Head of Commercial at Conway Hall

Conway Hall are looking for a Head of Commercial, to implement this vital new role and ensure that the charity achieves financial sustainability in line with Conway Hall's mission and values. Salary: £33k. Closing: 11 October 2021

University College London launch citizens’ assembly on democracy in the UK

Last weekend The Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in the UK was launched by the UCL Constitution Unit, looking at public attitudes towards democracy and examining the core question: how should the UK’s democratic system work?

Job Listing: IHR Fellowships and Partnerships Officer at University of London

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) at the University of London is seeking an experienced and committed person to join its professional services team to support the IHR’s Fellowships Programme and the work of the IHR Trust. Salary: from £32k. Closing: 3 October 2021

Camden Council to receive £86M to build new council homes

As part of the Mayor of London’s Affordable Housing Programme, Camden Council has been awarded £86.4M funding to build over 550 new council homes. The new homes will be delivered as part of the The Community Investment Programme (CIP) which aims to invest over £1 billion in schools, homes and community facilities in Camden over the next 15 years.
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Job Listing: Head of Learning and Participation at the House of Illustration

The House of Illustration is seeking a Head of Learning and Participation to develop and deliver learning programmes and partnerships, manage a small staff team and contribute to the development and design of their new learning studios and offers. Salary: up to £43.5k. Closing: 21 September 2021

BMJ and RCP join over 200 health journals to call on world leaders to address “catastrophic harm to health” from climate change

Over 200 health journals across the world, including Knowledge Quarter partners The BMJ and The RCP's ClinMed, have come together to simultaneously publish an editorial calling on world leaders to take emergency action to limit global temperature increases, halt the destruction of nature, and protect our health.