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Prospect member, Wendy Searle, has completed a breath-taking expedition to the South Pole which involved a 400-mile route up a never-before-climbed glacier to reach the heart of the Antarctic continent

Steve Crothers is an award-winning data and computer scientist who has dodged polar bears in the High Arctic, had his name projected on the planetarium at New York’s National History Museum and a lead safety rep at UK Research and Innovation. He talks to Boc Ly

Prospect reps at the James Hutton Institute met Scotland’s deputy first minister, John Swinney, to discuss the proposed redundancies at the Institute, the impact on staff and the organisation and the financial challenges it faces.

Management at the James Hutton Institute has announced a consultation on a redundancy and restructuring programme that is expected to lead to a significant job cuts  

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Prospect is calling on Scotland's Rural College and the Scottish Government to urgently review proposals to close regional post-mortem facilities resulting in the loss of key scientific, research and analytical expertise vital for disease control.