On Thursday 17 June 2010 (6–9 p.m.), a keynote talk will be given by Dr Sue E Ion, as part of the presentation of the 2010 Duncan Davies Medal in London.
The 'Fuel for Thought' event will involve discussion of our ongoing energy dilemma, as well as R&D needs and the role of the nuclear sector is a rapidly changing world.
Dr Sue Ion is a member of the UK Council for Science and Technology, a member of Council for EPSRC, chair of the Research Councils’ Fusion Advisory Board, a non-Executive Director on the Board of the Laboratory of the UK Health and Safety Executive, a member of the Science Engineering and Technology Committee of AWEML and a former member of Council at PPARC. Dr Ion was Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and remains Chairman of its Energy policy subcommittee.
Dr Ion was BNFL's Group Director of Technology 1992-2006. She is Visiting Professor at Imperial College, a member of the Board of Governors at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Professor at UCLan. She represents the UK on a number of international review and oversight committees for the nuclear sector including the Euratom Science and Technology Committee which she chairs and the US Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Advisory committee.
This event is supported by the Northwest Regional Development Agency, and, due to its sponsorship, the event is free to attend. A reserved allocation is available for academic institutions and businesses based in England's Northwest and to R&D Society members. The event will be held at The Royal Society, 7 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG.
A small, informal, dinner will be available at 8.30pm for a limited number of participants. This is available for £50 per head.
The evening’s agenda is as follows:
- 18.00 – arrivals and registration
- 18.30 – event commences
- 20.00 – networking reception
- 20.30 – Dinner (optional) (anticipated to close by 21.45)
- 21.00 – Networking reception closes
Book your place via the R&D Society website