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What’s going on in the UK: 4-17 November

This week: going nuclear, testing for Covid, David Sweeney’s departure and more

Research councils

Research England executive chair David Sweeney will step down when his five-year term ends next year, having decided not to seek reappointment. Sweeney is expected to stand down from the council in early 2022. A job advert for his replacement, posted by the business department on 11 November says the funder is looking for a “visible and credible leader” who will “provide direction, ensuring delivery research, skills, and infrastructure investments”.

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