Academics Speak Out On Brexit Risk

Academics and research scientists from Oxford University have joined with two Nobel Laureates and the Astronomer Royal in writing to the government warning of the potential impact on research by the ending the EU transition period in December.

The letter, which was the initiative of President of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, was taken up in in the university by Oxford Branch’s own Dr Alice Prochaska, who gathered support from a wide range of disciplines.

Covid-19 has inflicted a severe setback to our economy and to future prospects of our youth. Recovery from such a setback will require a strong research and innovation base and a No-Deal Brexit would severely damage it.

Open letter to Boris Johnson 8th June 2020

Over recent weeks, the government has frequently cited the academic achievements of the UK. However, they have failed to acknowledge the extent to which these come about as a result of a collaborative process between some of the finest brains in the world, who are drawn to our renowned centres of learning.

The full text of the letter can be found here.

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