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. 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
- Francisco, Carranza, Director of Energy Services, Nissan
- 10th September. The future of mobility.
"How will batteries change our world." This event will cover: How will widespread adoption of battery transport affect the built environment? How will the automotive and transport sectors have to change? Will models of ownership of vehicles have to change? Will we lease batteries? Will we use our batteries to store energy and sell it back to the national grid? These questions and many more will be answered by our panel of experts.
Photo credit (top): Paul Clarke.