Colston Research Symposium 2018 - Nuclear energy: cornerstone of a low-carbon future?


24 October 2018, 9.00 AM - 25 October 2018, 4.00 PM

We the Curious, Bristol

The UK is at a turning-point in its use of nuclear power. We are witnessing the nation’s first nuclear new-build in over 25 years. The Government is committed to ambitious targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, the UK is in the process of withdrawing from both the EU and Euratom. This is set against a backdrop of worldwide strategic refocusing of nuclear research effort towards Generation IV reactor technology.

This two-day symposium will bring together experts from industry and academia to examine the future of nuclear energy generation in the UK, in the impressive setting of We The Curious science museum in Bristol city centre. It will cover reactor technology for UK civil applications, nuclear R&D capability and current plans for new build and decommissioning.

Speakers drawn from leading industry organisations including Hitachi-GE, National Nuclear Laboratory, EDF Energy, Office for Nuclear Regulation, Rolls Royce, Framatome as well as from academia. The full programme is available on the event website. 

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Ticket Information

1. Early bird registration (available until 24th September)- £220.00

2. Standard registration - £270.00

3. Student registration - £190.00

4. South West Nuclear Hub Member - £190.00

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