Lecture - Fusion - Powering our Future

Fusion - Powering our Future

This is an evening lecture that will be presented by Chris Warrick (Head of Communications, UKAEA


With climate change the top of everyone’s agenda, the hunt for alternative sources of energy has never been more important. In rural Oxfordshire in the UK, a thousand scientists and engineers are working to develop a new source of electricity from Nuclear Fusion.

This lecture will discuss the fusion of hydrogen nuclei which is the process that powers the Sun and its successful replication at the European JET project resulting in a world record for energy production from fusion power (16MW) and the support to ensure that the next step international device ITER will hit the ground running, when it comes into operation in the mid 2020s. UKAEA are also developing key technologies (robotic maintenance, fuel cycle, materials etc.) required for the first fusion power stations.

The first fusion power stations should be starting up in the next 30 years – harnessing the power of the Sun for all of us here on earth!

Important Information

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Time: Doors open from 17:30 for a 18:00 start.

Location: William Penney Theatre, AWE Recreational  Society, Aldermaston, RG7 4PR

The entrance can be found on the A340 Basingstoke to Pangbourne Rd just before the Heath End roundabout as shown above. 

Refreshments & buffet provided.


Please register your interest at www.nuclearinst.com/CEBactivities

Please note that there are only 75 spaces available, so please register your interest quickly. 

More Information/Contact Details

For more information, please either contact: 

Branch Secretary, Anthony Shaw
T: 01235 464683


Branch Chairman, Mehdi Askarieh
T: 07557 732 553

Future Lectures

For future lectures, please go to http://www.nuclearinst.com/Central-England 

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  • Wed 20 Nov 2019
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