A Quiet Word:
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David Linsay Willetts (born 9 March 1956) is a British Conservative Party politician and was the Minister of State for Universities and Science until the July 2014 cabinet reshuffle. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the constituency of Havant in Hampshire. [1]
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Roles

Frequently met organisations

March 2011

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • David Willetts met with John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, to discuss science, along with 9 others. [8]

September 2011

Met with Ann Mroz and Times Higher Education to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with University and College Admissions Service to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Pearson and Financial Times Group to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Kaplan to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with 1994 Group to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and Girls' Schools Association to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Kaplan to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry to discuss business and science. [2]

August 2011

Met with Unilever to discuss science. [2]

July 2011

Met with Universities UK, British Council, University of Bristol, Research Councils UK, and Association of Colleges to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with John Smith & Son to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Disability Alliance and National Union of Students to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with University and College Admissions Service, GuildHE, Universities UK, Higher Education Funding Council for England, and Supporting Professionalism in Admissions Programme to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Huawei, Universities UK, HSBC, ICBC, Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Ove Arup and Partners, China International Capital Corporation Limited, University of Dundee, University of Liverpool, University of Nottingham, University of Sunderland, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, and China-Britain Business Council to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with The Open University to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Church of England and Westcott House to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Million+ to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with National Union of Students, Student Loans Company, Association of School and College Leaders, Association of Colleges, Universities UK, Sutton Trust, Office for Fair Access, Higher Education Funding Council for England, and GuildHE to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with High Education Funding Council, University of Southampton, Loughborough University, Coventry University, De Montfort University, University of East Anglia, The Courtauld Institute of Art, and Oxford Brookes University to discuss Higher Education. [2]

Met with Novartis to discuss business. [2]

Met with Pfizer to discuss business. [2]

Met with AstraZeneca to discuss business. [2]

Met with Magna Parva and Andrew Jones MP to discuss space. [2]

Met with Space Florida to discuss space. [2]

Met with The Spectator Summer Reception to discuss Social. [2]

Met with Resolution Foundation to discuss social mobility. [2]

June 2011

Met with Academy of Medical Sciences to discuss skills. [3]

Met with Financial Times Summer Reception to discuss Social. [3]

Met with Universities UK to discuss Higher Education. [3]

Met with China Britain Business Council to discuss business. [3]

Met with Design Council to discuss innovation. [3]

Met with Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy. [3]

Met with National Union of Students for introductory meeting. [3]

May 2011

Met with National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate to discuss science. [3]

Met with Bayer Healthcare to discuss science. [3]

Met with Virgin Galactic to discuss Space. [3]

Met with Thames Gateway London Partnership to discuss Higher Education, dinner provided. [3]

Met with American Pharmaceutical Group to discuss science and business, dinner provided. [3]

Met with Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy. [3]

Met with Universities UK for regular meeting. [3]

Met with University Alliance for regular meeting. [3]

Met with 1994 Group for regular meeting. [3]

Met with Design Council to discuss innovation. [3]

April 2011

Met with Ted Verity and The Mail on Sunday to discuss general discussion, lunch provided. [3]

Met with Ann Mroz and Times Higher Education to discuss general discussion, lunch provided. [3]

Met with Universities Superannuation Scheme, Employers' Pensions Forum, and Universities and Colleges Employers Association to discuss Higher Education. [3]

Met with London School of Economics and Bristol University to discuss Higher Education. [3]

Met with Bolton University to discuss Higher Education. [3]

Met with College of Law to discuss Higher Education. [3]

Met with Association of School and College Leaders, Office for Fair Access, GuildHE, Association of Colleges, Sutton Trust, Student Loans Company, and National Union of Students to discuss Higher Education. [3]

Met with Institute of Directors to discuss Higher Education. [3]

Met with Royal College of Music Imperial College to discuss Higher Education. [3]

Met with University of Winchester, University of Chester, Steve Brine MP, and Steven Mosley MP to discuss Higher Education. [3]

Met with Johnson and Johnson to discuss science and business. [3]

Met with James Harding and The Times for general catch-up. [3]

Met with Tony Gallagher and The Telegraph for general discussion. [3]

Met with National Skills Development Corporation and India to discuss skills. [3]

Met with Crossrail to discuss innovation. [3]

Met with Pfizer to discuss business. [3]

Met with Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy. [3]

Met with Lionel Barber and Financial Times to discuss Social. [3]

March 2011

Met with National Union of Students and Federation of Student Islamic Societies to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with University of Newcastle to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Plymouth University to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Aberdeen University, Higher Education Funding Council for England, and Universities UK to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with 1994 Group to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with University of Leicester and Higher Education Funding Council for England to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Sutton Trust to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Russell Group to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with National Union of Students, Trades Union Congress, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service, Association of Graduate Recruiters, Higher Education Funding for England, South East England Development Agency, Universities UK, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Business in the Community, Federation of Small Businesses, Technology Strategy Board, HECSU/Prospects, UK Commission for Employment and Skills, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sheffield Hallam University, V, Sheffield University, CBI, and Guild HE to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with UCAS, Higher Education Statistics Agency, Student Loans Company, and Higher Education Funding Council for England to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Higher Education Funding Council for England and UCAS to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Leadership Foundation to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Million+ to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy. [4]

Met with Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy. [4]

Met with Pfizer Taskforce to discuss regional economy. [4]

Met with Mark Thompson (BBC) to discuss science programming. [4]

February 2011

Met with BCS Academy of Computing to discuss science. [4]

Met with Research Councils UK to discuss science. [4]

Met with Pfizer to discuss science. [4]

Met with Economic Policy Centre to discuss science. [4]

Met with Pfizer Taskforce to discuss science. [4]

Met with University of East Anglia to discuss science. [4]

Met with SV Life Sciences Advisers Limited Liability Partnership, Abingworth Limited Liability Partnership, NESTA Investments, Oxford Capital Partners, Scottish Equity Partners, Imperial Innovations Limited, University College London, Albion Ventures, BVCA, Finance South East, Peakdale, Xceleron, Pfizer, Apposite Capital Limited Liability Partnership, Newton Investment Management, Amadeus Capital Partners, Advent Venture Partners, Northstar Ventures, ACT Venture Capital Ltd, DFL Espirit Limited Liability Partnership, MTI Firms, WHEB Partners Limited Liability Partnership, Longbow Capital Limited Liability Partnership, Calculus Capital Limited Liability Partnership, and Aquarias Equity Partners Ltd to discuss science. [4]

Met with Arcadia to discuss science. [4]

Met with ReNeuron, Amgen, UCB, Johnson and Johnson, OSspray, GlaxoSmithKline, GE Healthcare, Pfizer, Eisai, Association of British Healthcare Industries, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association, BioIndustry Association, Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries, and National Health Service to discuss science. [4]

Met with European Space Agency to discuss science. [4]

Met with University College London to discuss science. [4]

Met with Universities Association for Lifelong Learning to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Croyden College to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with University of East Anglia to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Universities Scotland to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with University Vice-Chancellors to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Buckingham University to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Higher Education Academy to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Higher Education Policy Institute, Leicester University, Best of Bristol, Higher Education Funding Council for England, Professor Graham Gibbs, Roehampton University London, University of Bristol, Financial Times, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Higher Education Academy, Universities UK, and University of Leeds to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Laureate to discuss Higher Education. [4]

Met with Pfizer for introductory meeting. [4]

Met with Royal College of Art to discuss higher education. [4]

Met with Moneysavingexpert.com to discuss higher education. [4]

Met with Microsoft to discuss innovation. [4]

January 2011

Met with Cisco to discuss business. [4]

Met with Pfizer to discuss business. [4]

Met with BioIndustry Association to discuss science. [4]

Met with Academy of Medical Sciences, London School of Economics, Wellcome Trust, and GlaxoSmithKline to discuss science. [4]

Met with UK Resource Centre to discuss science. [4]

Met with GlaxoSmithKline to discuss science. [4]

Met with Academy of Medial Sciences to discuss science. [4]

Met with Google to discuss growth. [4]

Met with Research in Motion to discuss innovation. [4]

December 2010

Met with Carbon Trust and Energy Technology Institute to discuss innovation. [5]

Met with National Union of Students to discuss Higher education. [5]

November 2010

Met with Rothschild to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Universities and Colleges Union to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with University Alliance to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with National Union of Students to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with 1994 Group to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Barclays to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with University Partnerships Programme to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with London Higher to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Universities and Colleges Union to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Business Services Association to discuss innovation. [5]

Met with 3M to discuss innovation. [5]

Met with Centre for Process Innovation to discuss innovation. [5]

Met with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, Inmarsat, Atrium, and Avanti to discuss science, lunch provided. [5]

October 2010

Met with Action4Education to discuss Education, lunch provided. [5]

Met with Council for Industry and Higher Education to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with British Accreditation Council to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Newcastle College to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Phoenix Wye College to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Kingston University, Birkbeck University, and University of Buckingham to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Centre for East European Language Based Studies to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Community Security Trust, Union of Jewish Students, Equality Challenge Unit, and Universities UK to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Trade Union Congress to discuss Higher Education. [5]

Met with Science is Vital to discuss Science. [5]

September 2010

Met with National Union of Students and Universities UK to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with University of Warwick to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with University of Chicago to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with TUC, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, Technology Strategy Board, Association of Graduate Recruiters, CIPD, Business in the Community, GuildHE, Federation of Small Businesses, Higher Education Careers Services Unit/Prospects, PwC, and University Marketing Forum to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with The History Academy to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with Russell Group to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with Reform, University of Central Lancaster, Weber Shadwick, PA Consulting Group, Universities UK, million+, Microsoft, National Union of Students, CBI, KPMG, CIPD, CIHE, and Sodexo to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with Glyndwr University to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with Quilliam to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with Laureate to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with GuildHE to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with Student Charter Group to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with The Royal Academy of Engineering to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with The Higher Education Academy to discuss Higher Education. [6]

Met with CBI to discuss science, dinner provided. [6]

Met with The Innovation Unit, Institute for Government, and Lewisham Council to discuss innovation. [6]

Met with Motorola Ltd, Sony Europe, IBM UK, Microsoft Research Ltd, 3i, and University of Surrey to discuss innovation. [6]

Met with Rolls-Royce to discuss innovation. [6]

Met with UK Resource Centre to discuss innovation. [6]

Met with Technology Strategy Board to discuss innovation. [6]

Met with City and Guilds to discuss Further Education. [6]

Met with The Sutton Trust to discuss Further Education. [6]

Met with Monster to discuss skills. [6]

June 2010

Met with Pearson to discuss Further Education. [7]

Met with Federation of Awarding Bodies and Joint Council for Qualifications to discuss Further Education. [7]

Met with Dyson to discuss innovation. [7]

Met with National Union of Students to discuss Higher Education. [7]

Met with Russell Group to discuss Higher Education. [7]

Met with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to discuss Higher Education. [7]

Met with GuildHE to discuss Higher Education. [7]

Met with Million+ to discuss Higher Education. [7]

Met with Universities UK to discuss Higher Education. [7]

Met with University of London, Open University, and Cambridge Assessment to discuss Higher Education. [7]

May 2010

Met with Logica to discuss science. [7]

Met with Royal Academy of Engineering to discuss science. [7]

Met with Universities UK to discuss Higher Education. [7]