Since 1799, the Royal Institution (Ri) has helped the pubic explore and form opinions about issues that matter to them. As a specialist in the production and dissemination of scientific content, the Ri curates over 80 dramatic science engagement events each year to capture the imagination and curiosity of the general population – whether through their intellectually stimulating events on cutting edge science and technology or their world-famous Christmas lectures.
We are very excited that in 2019 the Ri and the Faraday Institution will be co-curating three thought-leadership events on the future of battery technology, which will be open to the general public. These are being held at 7 – 8.30 pm in the iconic Ri lecture theatre on the following days:
- 12th March. The battery – inside out. Watch a video. This was a terrific event. Huge thanks must go to our the 300 people in what was a wonderfully engaged audience, and to our energetic and engaging speakers:
- Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (Chair)
- Judith Richardson, Purchasing Director for Electric Propulsion Systems at JLR
- Prof Serena Corr, University of Sheffield
- Simon Moores, MD of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
- Prof Dave Greenwood, Warwick Manufacturing Group
- 13th June. How will batteries change our world?
- Alok Jha, Science and Technology Correspondent, The Economist
- Vicky Edmonds, Joint Head of OLEV, the Office of Low Emission Vehicles
- Colin Herron, MD, Zero Carbon Futures
- Jo Coleman, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
- Peter Stephens, UK Government Relations, Nissan
- 10th September. The future of mobility.
- Robert Llewellyn (actor and presenter of Fully Charged)
- Alison Park (Economic and Social Research Council)
- Christian Bedford (Williams Advanced Engineering)
The future of mobility. How will the electrification of transport change how we move around in the world of the future? How will people engage with future transportation systems and how will that effect how people live their lives? Will autonomous vehicles be a common means of transportation; on road, at sea and in the air? How does the technology work? What are the financial, legal and ethical implications of self-driving vehicles?
If you are an early career researcher and would like to receive a free ticket to the event please email us.