#GreatThinking for the Great West
The GW4 Alliance is bringing together leading experts to debate and shape the future of the Great West.  We provide opinion on the latest policy developments and showcase the strengths and aspirations of our region.

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Climate Assembly UK gives mandate to policy-makers to take bold action on climate change

This month saw the launch of the report from first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change, Climate Assembly UK. The report is significant because it gives a clear mandate to…

September 23, 2020 | Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh Read Full Story

The importance of prehistoric PhD research on the radio

(Image above: New Generation Thinkers 2019) My research was funded on a part-time basis by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which enabled me to take a step back…

September 7, 2020 | Susan Greaney Read Full Story

Strength in Compound Semiconductors

During the last thirty years, a globally important technology powerhouse has been quietly evolving around South East Wales and expanding across the region encompassing Wales and the South West of…

August 26, 2020 | Chris Meadows Read Full Story

Collaboration is crucial in times of crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic global impact and poses an unparalleled threat to the future of higher education. The implications of the outbreak on the UK’s university sector…

August 4, 2020 | Professor Sir Steve Smith Read Full Story

COVID-19 and implications for antimicrobial resistance

Two months ago, the UK entered lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Across the world governments, the media and the public haven’t faced a healthcare…

May 29, 2020 | Dr Aimee Murray Read Full Story

Could coronavirus shape a low-carbon society?

For a number of years, researchers working on climate change, including many across GW4, have been calling for radical change at all levels, from how policy is designed, to the…

May 29, 2020 | Dr Stuart Capstick Read Full Story