Special Christmas Lecture - Golden Egg or Poisoned Chalice? The Story of Nuclear Power in the UK

9 December - Christmas Lecture

The UK has often ploughed its own furrow in the development of nuclear power; initially choosing indigenous reactor designs rather than following international trends but now willing to consider any reactor design which can satisfy the legislative requirements.

This book and lecture unravel the factors which have influenced the critical policy decisions and led to the erratic development of nuclear power. The story is fascinating: secrecy in the early years, unbalanced institutional and commercial influences on Government, powerful personalities, national pride, short-sighted political considerations and external events have all played a part.

Presented by: Tony Wooldridge and Stephen Druce 

Evening Lecture: Monday 9th December 2019 

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

Location: Ridgeway House, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 (opposite to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 

Light refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies to start the season. Also, signed copies of the book will be available at a discounted rate. 

Click here to register your place

(max 30 attendees - priority is given to NI members)

For more information, please contact:

Branch Secretary
Anthony Shaw
T:01235 464683

Branch Chairman
Mehdi Askarieh
T: 07557 732 553

  • Mon 09 Dec 2019
  • Mon 09 Dec 2019
  • Ridgeway House, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11, ,