“The UK science budget is about £5.5bn each year… on a government spend of over 600 billion. That’s for everything – medical research, Cern, engineering, arts and humanities; the whole thing. It’s below most global averages, the OECD’s for example,”
Prof. Brian Cox, University of Manchester
Prof. Brian Cox was speaking at the British Science Festival in Aberdeen. The Manchester University researcher was speaking before his guest lecture at the festival.
He also pointed out that public engagement with science was vital to the future sustainability and growth of British science.