212 Lecture Series
7.30pm John Anderson Building, University of Strathclyde
Members’ Talks – last date for members to return suggestions for speakers is December 31st – download suggestion form members’ night form 2014.
How to get there:
All lectures take place on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in:
John Anderson Building, 107 Rottenrow East, Strathclyde University, Glasgow G4 ONG
Cars can enter through barrier from the Barony and park in the campus. Refreshments are served after the meetings. All welcome!
For those who missed the Lord Rees lecture there is a very similar lecture given by him at Cambridge – it can be viewed here.
Jim Al-Khalili talks to the former technical director of British Nuclear Fuels, Dame Sue Ion, about a lifetime of working in the nuclear industry. When Sue got her first job at a nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Preston, nuclear power was generally seen as force for good but, during the dark decades post Chernobyl, it was a hard sell. Still, Sue continued to push for investment and innovation in the industry and in 2006 persuaded Tony Blair to change his mind about nuclear power, insisting that if Britain is to have any chance at all of keeping the lights on and cutting its carbon emissions, we will need to invest heavily not only in renewables like offshore wind but also in a new generation of nuclear power stations.