Congress 2013

Spinnaker through windowThe 2013 EPC Congress took place at the University of Portsmouth on 16/17 April 2013 with the theme: Engineering in Higher Education: Investing for Impact. The Public Lecture  “The importance of communicating science and engineering in the 21st century” was delivered by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, and this was followed by the Congress Dinner in the spectacular Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth Harbour.  Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee delivered a speech to the pre-dinner reception on the importance of political engagement and Sir Michael Moore, former Commander of the Royal Yacht and Director General of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers delivered a highly entertaining after-dinner speech.

The presentations of the 13 plenary speakers plus Professor Jim Al-Khalili’s Public Lecture are available below, downloadable as podcasts.  Most speakers have also made their slide presentations available and these too may be downloaded here.

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Next steps for UK research funding policy Dr Graeme Reid, Head of Research Funding,Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Presentation Podcast
Implementing the Wilson Review Professor Helen Higson OBE, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Aston University Presentation Podcast
How does business get the best from the UK’s research base? Dr Allyson Reed, Director of Corporate Relations, University of Warwick   Podcast
Opportunities for support of international research collaborations Jane Nicholson, Head of International  Policy, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Presentation Podcast
Influencing the Influencers Beck Smith, Acting Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering Presentation Podcast
An audience with Paul Westbury...Kate Bellingham, former presenter of Tomorrow’s World and active STEM advocate interviews Paul Westbury FREng CBE, CEO of Buro Happold and Queen Elizabeth Prize panellist Podcast
Public Lecture: The importance of communicating science and engineering in the 21st century Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE, Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey Podcast
The importance of inspiring the next generation of engineers/STEM Ambassadors Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive, STEMNET Presentation Podcast
Future funding of strategic and vulnerable subjects and Master’s programmes Elisabeth Edwards, Senior Policy Adviser, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Pesentation Podcast
Establishing an engineering policy think-tank Professor Brian Collins, University College London Podcast
Establishing the National Centre for Universities and Business Aaron Porter, the Council for Industry and Higher Education Presentation Podcast
An innovation-led partnership Keith Attwood, CEO e2v technologies Presentation Podcast
Impact of the Wilson Review on university-business collaboration Professor Cliff Hardcastle, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Business Engagement), Teesside University Presentation Podcast