Science and Engineering in Derby and Derbyshire
Featuring guest speaker Chris Goodall, author of ‘Ten Technologies to Save the Planet’
5.30pm for a 6.00pm Start
Tuesday 31st March 2009
No 1 Nottingham Science Park
Jesse Boot Avenue
Off University Boulevard
Nottingham NG7 2RU
Our Guest Speaker: Chris Goodall is one of the UK’s leading writers on climate change and energy issues. His book Ten Technologies to Save the Planet (Profile Books, November 2008) looks at the ten best global opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An accessible popular science book, it was one of the Financial Times Books of the Year. In February 2009, Barclays and Profile will be jointly publishing his Green Guide for Business, which examines why improving a company’s green credentials will benefit the business, its customers and employees. His 2007 book ‘How to Live a Low-carbon Life’ won the Clarion award for non-fiction.
The Climate Change Seminars: These seminars are linked by an assumption: that science and scientists are playing a positive role by producing solutions to help mitigate the impact of climate change. Carbon capture and sequestration, new technologies to harness solar, wind and wave power; more energy efficient homes and cars – all these part-solutions, and many more, are fundamentally the products of scientific research and analysis (although allied to innovative engineering and in some cases politically led).
The seminar series will be held quarterly and is designed to promote debate and discussion about these important issues while also encouraging networking among individuals drawn from science, business, academia and other interested communities.
The Venue: No.1 Nottingham Science Park is one of the newest business locations in Nottingham and is helping the city realise its aspiration to become one of the UK’s premier locations for science and technology enterprise. Built by developers Blueprint, it incorporates low energy design, a brown roof, a biomass boiler and a public access lilypad walk featuring sustainable drainage and linked to a nature reserve.
Details: A light finger buffet and drinks will be available; networking is encouraged; invited guests include prominent local figures from business, academia, science and environmental groups.
Registration: This event is FREE, however prior registration is essential. Please register by calling or e-mailing Vanessa Corns at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (0115) 934 9582 no later than Monday 2nd March 2009.
How to get there: How to get there: An Ordnance Survey map can be seen at:
Parking is available at the venue. If travelling by bus, services 13 and 14 – city centre to Chilwell – both stop near to the science park and can be caught at Beastmarket Hill or Castle Boulevard. The last return bus arrives in the city centre at 23.03. Alternatively you can find bus travel details at http://www.triptimes.co.uk/ or at http://www.nctx.co.uk/times/index.asp