We are delighted to announce the return of Evidence Week in parliament. Running from the 24-26thJune 2019, Evidence Week brings together MPs, peers, parliamentary services and people from different walks of life across the UK to talk about why evidence matters.
At the opening event of Evidence Week, MPs will have the opportunity to hear from community groups who are interested in the same evidence issues that the MPs are currently dealing with, as outlined in new data from Ipsos MORI’s MP survey. You can download a copy here.
This will be followed by two days of 3-minute briefings at interactive ‘Evidence Pods’ in the Upper Waiting Hall, with more than 20 partners, on different facets of interrogating evidence, from drones to the census. You can view the programme here.
At the installation in Upper Waiting Hall, MPs will be able to meet constituents to look at how to use evidence on national and local issues. Among many things, researchers will be demonstrating how to combine sources on constituency housing data, how to disaggregate data to find out what’s really going on and new tools for mapping and tracking problems.
You can help make this year’s Evidence Week a success by:
- Writing to your MP and encouraging them to attend the opening event or the ‘Evidence Pods’ in the Upper Waiting Hall.
- Arranging to meet your MP (or any MP you have a professional relationship with) in Upper Waiting Hall on Tuesday 26th or Wednesday 27th June. Please let us know you’re coming by emailing Hamid: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can find your MP’s email address below and some suggested words about Evidence Week here.
Evidence Week is in partnership with the House of Commons Library, POST (the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) and the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. Sense about Science is grateful for the support of our principal partners SAGE, LSE and Wiley, our Evidence Pod partners as well as British Pharmacological Society and Imperial College London who have contributed towards funding Evidence Week 2019. Find out more about our Evidence Week partners here.
Read about last year’s Evidence Week here.