We have yet to see the full effects of the EU referendum result and what it will mean in practice. Against that backdrop of ongoing uncertainty, our chief executive, Dr Robert Parker, has reaffirmed that we are committed to being a diverse organisation and community, with people from across the world working together to achieve our mission.
He says: "We will continue to respect one another for our skills and knowledge, value the contribution each of us makes, and remain supportive of each other. The referendum result brings with it great uncertainty to the future of the UK, including the future of the UK’s education, research and innovation system.
"Science is vital to the UK and one of its great strengths – whatever the future holds we will be working to ensure it continues to be. We are engaging with post-referendum developments closely and working in partnership with our fellow learned societies, to understand and respond to the impacts on and opportunities for the scientific community."