Introduction: Why now is an important time to consider history

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This Policy History report reflects on historical analyses of the developments in British science policy over the last 100 years, in order to identify insights, trends, and implications for policymakers today. The report asks what lessons this might have for our understanding of the relationship between science policy and industrial strategy, which has become increasingly significant with the UK government’s publication of its Industrial Strategy in 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLessons from the History of UK Science Policy
EditorsKieron Flanagan, Sabine Clarke, Jon Agar, David Edgerton, Claire Craig
PublisherBritish Academy
ISBN (Print)9780856726352
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePolicy Histories
PublisherBritish Academy


  • science policy
  • industrial strategy
  • British history
  • economic policy
  • industrial policy
  • technology policy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research


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