Military service


Science Policy & Industry


Desert Exploration


Art & Music






  David N Hall welcomes the speaker from France for a lecture and dinner discussion in the house of the Royal Society.



David N Hall OBE the first Director of the Foundation for Science and Technology 1981 - 2000.

Foundation established to provide facilities and help to learned and professional societies.  He initiated 'Interdisciplinary Lectures' which developed into sponsored lecture and dinner discussions held in the house of the Royal Society.  The Foundation invited relevant guests from industry, Parliament, universities, schools, research organisations, and from various walks of life. 

Dr Dougal Goodman OBE FREng succeeded David Hall and the purpose now stated is: The Foundation's purpose is to provide a neutral platform for debate of policy issues that have a science, engineering or technology element. The Foundation organises dinner/discussions and workshops on relevant issues when parliament is sitting.

Discussions both before and after dinner are held under the Chatham House Rule.

The Foundation also provides a support service to learned and professional societies. Around 140 societies subscribe to receive a Newsletter.  David Hall was at various times involved in a number of other learned societies and educational charities.


Now retired, David Hall runs a number of web sites for charities of relevance and interest to him including: www.gwentbachsociety.co.uk, and  www.desertdiningclub.org.uk.