This 2-day conference in London left me with mixed feelings. I’ve listed some good points below, and then some points where I think it could have been a whole lot better.
On the plus side
There were some positive signs, among (at least some of) the academics and others present, of a realisation that we need to get real about the politics.
One speaker for example emphasised that if the organisers were keen to have an evidence-base, the one piece of evidence they should look at is that scientific evidence is being completely ignored and that therefore something else is …