Designing with composite materials. 48th John Player Memorial Lecture
20 March 2013
This Lecture will be presented by Professor Mike Hinton, Technology Director, National Composites Centre
46th John Player Memorial Lecture: At the Cutting, Scratching and Piercing Edges
23 March 2011
This is a free evening lecture open to all. Professor Tony Atkins will leave you wondering...
whether men should consider shaving with a potato peeler and women whether they manicure their nails properly. These are not trivial thoughts!
45th John Player Lecture: The Challenges of “Deep”
15 March 2010
Professor Richard Chaplin
The majority of rope applications are safety critical where failure can cause loss of life, damage and disruption. Those applications which involve great depth are amongst the most challenging.
44th John Player Lecture - Meeting the Challenge: A380, A350XWB and Beyond
18 March 2009
This presentation explores how Airbus engineers rose to the challenge of developing structural solutions that balanced these often conflicting needs, culminating in the most successful entry into service ever for a commercial aircraft.
Getting the Best Out of Britain's Nuclear Workhorses
01 April 2008
The AGR design is unique to the UK and a considerable amount of development work has been required over the years to underpin safe, reliable, operation. This paper outlines a brief history of nuclear power in the UK; highlights some of the challenges which have been encountered along the way, and gives examples of the significant improvements in performance of the nuclear fleet over recent years.