“Technicians play an invaluable role both in laboratories and wider industry. These professional registers will ensure their expertise is properly recognised by employers and the scientific community. It will raise the profile of technicians to businesses and research institutions, and provide those working at this level with a springboard towards further qualifications and professional development.”
The lecture was well recieved by a large and diverse audience at the Royal Society of Medicine on 19th October. The lecture was also one of the launch events for the London Science Festival.
Poddelusion have produced a podcast of the lecture, an interview with the Minister and members of the audience. Photos from the event will be available on Flickr shortly.