The scary science of continental driftby James Randerson / February 14, 2017 / Leave a comment
Published in March 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
Imagine you were a member of a club where for every pound you put in, you got £1.24 back; a club that allows you to work with the best talent from across a whole continent, and each year gives 15,000 of your students a life-changing experience abroad.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? That’s what the European Union looks like from the perspective of British science. It’s no wonder that on 24th June 2016 scientists were so prominent among the 16,141,241 despairing Remain voters. All sorts of questions now hang over the future of science. Worries about researchers leaving, and UK scientists being nudged out of European projects are already beginning to be borne out.