Café Culture: reflections from research funders

Senior leaders from UK research funders get together to discuss research culture, using one of Wellcome's Café Culture kits.

The kits guide researchers to explore research culture together, from discussing the findings of our culture survey, to deciding who can drive change, and how.

In this video, senior leaders from UK research funders hold their own Café Culture session. They share their personal reflections on building a better culture, contributing ideas alongside the hundreds of others who have used the kits to prompt a discussion.


  • Host: Beth Thompson, Wellcome  
  • Charles Swanton, Cancer Research UK  
  • Dave Jones, National Institute for Health Research
  • Jim Smith, Wellcome  
  • Ottoline Leyser, UK Research and Innovation

The session was filmed in accordance with the government's Covid-19 guidelines at the time of filming.