One day event: Supporting the technological growth of our economy with measurement techniques

To celebrate 50 years as a Livery Company, the Scientific Instrument Makers are organising a forward-looking one day event – Instrumenting the Future – to consider the role of scientific instruments in meeting some of the big challenges of the next 50 years in health, energy and transport.  The event will take place at Glaziers Hall in London, with registration at 11am.

The first session covers Energy, and the keynote will be take by Professor William Nuttall, Open University. Other speakers are: Dr Malcolm McCulloch, University of Oxford – ‘Sustainable Energy Technologies’; Dr Paul Wright, NPL – ‘Instrumentation for Smart Grids’; and  Professor Phil Thomas, City University – ‘Emergency Response to Nuclear Accidents.

The second session – health and medicine – will have a keynote from Professor Ron Summers, Loughborough University. Speakers are: Professor Stuart Green, University of Birmingham – ‘Proton therapy’;  Professor Steve Davies, University of  Oxford – ‘Instrumentation for regenerative medicine’; and  Professor Alison Noble, University of Oxford (title TBC).

Transport is the third session, with the keynote from Professor Roderick Smith, chief scientific advisor, Department for Transport. Speakers at this session are: Mr Alan Bond, Reaction Engines; Professor Dave Rugg, Rolls-Royce; and Dr Alex Mouzakitis, Jaguar Land Rover.

A drinks reception will be held from 6pm.

To book tickets visit: The Company had decided on a nominal booking fee of £20 to cover lunch and refreshments at the drinks reception.


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