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Early-career scientists quiz politicians at parliamentary event

Early-career scientists quiz politicians at parliamentary event

15 March 2018

Questions about the impact of Brexit were high on the agenda when early-career researchers cross-examined politicians at Voice of the Future – an event in Parliament on 13 March that turned the usual format of committee sessions on its head

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