WHAT'S ON & WHEN
We are planning a host of events throughout the Anniversary year.
Here is a preview of some of the ways in which you can join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary.
The programme of events will develop throughout 2014, with details and new events added.
London Alumni Reunion Ball (now sold out!)
All alumni are invited to join the last of the formal 50th anniversary celebrations for an Alumni Reunion Ball on Friday 6th February at the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in London.
It will also be an opportunity to bid farewell to the outgoing Chancellor, Sir Christian Bonington. The event will be hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E. Smith.
7.30pm: Drinks & Canapés reception
8.00pm: Dinner & Speeches
10.30: Live band
Formal, Black Tie Event
Early Bird Individual Ticket:£105pp
*Early bird tickets are available until noon on 15th December 2014, thereafter individual ticket prices will be £125pp
Early Bird Group Ticket: £80pp
*Early bird group tickets are available until noon on 15th December, thereafter ticket price will be £100pp. Group tickets are a minimum of 4 people
Please indicate any dietary requirements on your order form.
Tables seat a maximum of 10 people. On your order form you can indicate the names of specific people you would like to be seated with. We will make every effort to seat you as you request.
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Public lecture: Scrap your car to save the planet
Join Lancaster University to celebrate it's 50th anniversary with a public lecture from Professor Roger Kemp from the Department of Engineering.
It is widely accepted scientifically and politically that we have to make a substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Our continued reliance on petrol and diesel cars and gas-fired central heating is unsustainable.
The problem is what to do. Rather than driving to the shops, should we stay at home and order on-line? Are electric cars the answer – but, if so, how do we ensure they are charged only with “green electricity”? Rather than a condensing boiler, should we buy a heat pump? Should we be campaigning for a light rail system in Lancaster?
Addressing these questions requires looking at the Britain’s energy system as a whole and, when we do this, some of the answers may be counter-intuitive, which many will find surprising.
Roger Kemp spent many years in industry working on transport projects, from electric delivery vans and Docklands Light Railway to Eurostar. Since joining the University he has been heavily involved in energy policy and, in particular transport energy use and the impact of low-carbon policies on Britain’s electricity system. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Roger has used a number of reports in preparation for this lecture - as follows:
Generating the Future – UK energy systems fit for 2050. Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), March 2010
Electric Vehicles: charged with potential. Royal Academy of Engineering, May 2010
Heat: degrees of comfort? Royal Academy of Engineering, January 2012
GB electricity capacity margin. Royal Academy of Engineering October 2013
Wind Energy: Implications of large-scale deployment on the GB electricity system. Royal Academy of Engineering April 2014
Transforming the electricity system: How other sectors have met the challenge of whole-system integration. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Power Networks Joint Vision (PNJV), October 2014