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The year in review 2019

Research Fortnight looks back over the stories that have shaped the past year

Ministerial merry-go-round

After Sam Gyimah’s dramatic resignation as science minister at the end of last year, in protest over Brexit, the sector might have hoped for some stability. It got the opposite. First Gyimah’s replacement, Chris Skidmore, was defenestrated in July to make way for Jo Johnson’s return to the role he previously held. Then Johnson did a Gyimah and resigned over Brexit. So Skidmore returned. Visit researchprofessional.com on Friday to see if Skidmore can keep his job under the next government, or if the another new—or indeed familiar—face might be back in the hotseat.

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