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Nuclear Institute North West Branch

Lecture Series


Programme of events 2011 – 2012

Preamble The Nuclear Institute (NI) has been established as the Qualifying Institution responsible to the Engineering Council for Engineers, Scientists and Technicians in the Nuclear Industry. It has been formed through the merger of the Institution of Nuclear Engineers (INucE) and the British Nuclear Energy Society (BNES).The NI will continue the efforts previously undertaken by BNES and INucE: • To maintain the arrangements for awarding Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, and Technical Engineer status and links with the Engineering Council. • To provide Education and Training opportunities and support for members and the public and meet the requirements of the Charity Commission as a registered charity. • To organise major international conferences and seminars on nuclear aspects ranging from New Nuclear Systems to Decommissioning and Site Remediation. • To provide responses to Government and Regulatory Bodies’ consultation initiatives. • To keep the membership informed through the house journal Nuclear Future. In the North-West Region this is achieved through an ongoing programme of educational and social events organised by the NI North West Branch and the NI Young Generation Network (YGN), and financial support to selected local schools, as detailed in this brochure. This level of activity has been in place in the NW region for over 60 years, through the founding of the Risley Nuclear Engineering Society (RNES) by Sir Christopher Hinton in 1946 which continued its activities in collaboration with the NW Branches of the BNES and INucE from 1985 before being incorporated into the NW Branch of the BNES in 1997.

Sponsor The Nuclear Institute North West Branch Lecture Series 2011 – 2012 is kindly sponsored by Nuvia. For more information see 2  NI NW Branch Programme of Events

Nuclear Institute North West Branch Welcome from The Chair As Chair of the North West Branch, I am pleased to welcome you to this season’s calendar of events and activities. We continue to be one of the most active and innovative Branches of the Nuclear Institute, thanks to the great work done by our dedicated committee, volunteers, YGN, and the support of many nuclear companies and organisations of this region. With events open to the public, we continue to attract high profile national speakers with topics that are of interest to a wider audience and those interested or associated with the low carbon and safe operation of power generation from other institutions. I look forward to welcoming you at our future events, where the committee members will also be available to help you with membership and CPD queries. Dr Ali Tehrani, CEng, FIMech, FNucI NW Branch Chair

NW Branch Officers Chair: Treasurer: Secretary: Events Officer: Comms Officer:

Ali Tehrani Monica Mwanje Sarah Reid Tel: 01925 675508 email: Clive Wilkins Tel: 0161 237 6830 email: Ian Currie Mob: 07910 854466 email:

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Nuclear Institute North West Branch Programme of Events In the main, all evening lectures will be held in a lecture theatre either at the Birchwood Conference Centre, Risley, Warrington or at the University of Manchester starting at 6.30pm. Some other events which the Nuclear Institute NW Branch is supporting are being held at other locations as stated.

Tuesday 13 September 2011 The Future of Nuclear Science, Research and Development in the UK Speaker: Professor Paul Howarth, Managing Director, National Nuclear Laboratory Venue: The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6YN

Tuesday 4 October 2011 Dalton Lecture The Weightman Report Venue: University of Manchester. Speaker: Andy Hall (HSE ONR)

Tuesday 4 October 2011 Inaugural North Wales Lecture Safe Nuclear Reactor Design and the Consequences of the Accident at Fukushima Venue: Bangor University Speaker: Dr John Roberts – Nuclear Fellow, Dalton Nuclear Institute, Manchester University

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Programme of events Monday 24 October 2011 Manchester Science Festival Fukushima and the Future of Nuclear Energy Venue: John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH Speakers: Dr John Roberts – Nuclear Fellow, Dalton Nuclear Institute, Manchester University Dame Sue Ion – Nuclear Institute   Rob Lyons,  Deputy Editor of Spiked Notes: More details available at whatson/join-the-conversation To book a place, email

Tuesday 8 November 2011 Radiation or Reason Speaker: Professor Wade Allison, MA DPhil Emeritus Fellow, Keble College, Oxford Venue: The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6YN

Tuesday 10 January 2012 President’s Lecture Revolution: The Changing Face of Enrichment Speaker: Jeff Wilks, Urenco Notes: To be preceded by the NW Branch AGM, starting at 5.30 pm

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Nuclear Institute North West Branch Tuesday 7 February 2012 YGN Questiontime and networking event Venue: The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6YN Contact:

Tuesday 13 March 2012 Nuclear Integrated Waste Strategies Venue: The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6YN Speaker: Neil Blundell, HSE ONR

Tuesday 10 April 2012 RV Moore Lecture Accelerator Driven Generation IV Reactor Designs Venue: University of Manchester Speaker: Prof Bob Cywinski

May 2012 North West Branch Annual Dinner Venue: The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester

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NI Young Generation Network (YGN) The YGN is an international network of young engineers and scientists established by the European Nuclear Society. The UK YGN was founded in 1995 and has developed into an active national organisation through a network of professionals within the “younger generation” members of the NI. YGN members make efforts to raise their awareness of the industry as a whole and learn from the experiences and knowledge of mature established professionals. In this way young people are encouraged to stay within the nuclear industry and provide a resource for the future; and a support network is created to enhance personal development of members and act as a vehicle for career development within the wider nuclear industry and their specific fields. For more information go to

YGN Events 2011/2012 22 September 2011 Commercial and Legal Seminar Venue: London

5 – 7 October 2011 Rough Guide to Nuclear New Build Venue: Sheffield Notes: Optional extra cost visit to Flamanville on 7 October. For more information visit NNB.htm

12 October 2011 YGN Young Speakers Grand Final Venue: The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington WA3 6YN

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YGN Events 2011/2012 12 – 13 October 2011 Rough Guide to Defence 2011 Venue: Rolls Royce, Derby Notes: For more information visit Defence.htm

Autumn 2011 Engineering your future (EYF) North West Venue: Burnley – 14 October Liverpool – 20 October Manchester – 4 November Preston – 11 November Bolton – 23 November Contact:

17 – 21 October 2011 Sweden Technical Tour Venue: Sweden Notes: For more information visit

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YGN NW Branch Annual Speaking Competition This event is a 10 minute paper presentation competition held as an evening event in March 2012, starting at 7pm in The Centre, Birchwood Park. Refreshments will be provided from 6.30pm. The objective is to provide an opportunity for individuals to gain very valuable experience in the oral presentation of a talk before a live audience. Emphasis is placed on presentation rather than the written word. A written synopsis of not more than 200 words is a requirement. The Competition The competition is open to all employees from Company Membership Schemes at all grades. Following the presentation, while the judging panel finalise their adjudication, the speakers are invited to participate in a panel session answering questions from the audience. Performance in answering questions will not form part of the adjudication. The Prizes First prize – £300 & Membership of NI for one year Second Prize – £150 & Membership of NI for one year Best synopsis – £35 Event Organiser: Chris Williams email: Tel: 01928 705 174 Entries should be sent to the event organiser by the end of February 2012.

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Nuclear Institute NW Branch’s Schools Sponsorship Scheme The Scheme The scheme involves selected schools from the NW region. The objective is to foster and encourage sixth form students to consider science and engineering as a career / study option through the award of a grant to the school. The Grant Each school is awarded a grant of £500 to be used for the following purposes: • £50 to provide for an award for achievement in Physics to a 1st year sixth form student. • £450 for travelling expenses for a visit to a scientific engineering establishment of the school’s choice. The Schools The schools selected to participate in the project are: • Bury Grammar School for Girls • Calderstones School • Carr Hill High School • Cowley Language College, St Helens • Culcheth High School • Great Sankey High School • Knutsford High School • Our Lady’s R.C. High School, Liverpool • Rivington & Blackrod High School, Horwich • Royton and Crompton School Project Co-ordinator Aujas Mistry email:

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Nuclear Institute Membership The NI is a Professional Institution and Learned Society. This enables us to offer a range of membership grades to meet your requirements. For those seeking recognition for their professional status within the nuclear industry the following grades carry with them post nominals and the opportunity to become registered with the Engineering Council: • Fellow (FNucI) • Member (MNucI) Successful candidates in most cases will be eligible for registration as Chartered Engineer (CEng) and also as European Engineer (EurIng) if desired. • Associate Member (AMNucI) • Engineering Technician (TNucI) Successful candidates in most cases will be eligible for registration as Engineering Technicians (Eng Tech). Learned Society Membership The NI also offers membership for those who have an interest in the sector or are starting on their careers within the nuclear industry: • Learned Member • Graduate Membership • Student Membership • Retired Learned Member Through our education and training activities and by providing opportunities for networking the NI is able to assist its members in progressing through the membership grades as their careers develop. Company Membership The NI welcomes support from companies within the industry via the company membership scheme. Membership application information and forms can be accessed via the Nuclear Institute website or by contacting the Executive Secretary by telephone: +44 (0) 20 8695 8220 or email: NI NW Branch Programme of Events  11

Company Partners • Amec Nuclear • Babcock International Group • Calder Group Ltd • Centrica • Collinson Grant Ltd • Corporate Risk Associates Ltd • Fluor Ltd • International Nuclear Services

• Jacobs E&C Ltd • Mott MacDonald Incorporating Multi Design • Nuvia Limited • Studsvik UK Limited • Tata Steel Projects • URS Washington Division

Company Members • ABS Consulting Ltd • Accenture • ANSYS UK Ltd • Atkins Global • Burgess Salmon LLP • Centronic Ltd • CH2M Hill • Coversure Insurance Services (Reigate) • Faithful + Gould • George Corderoy & Company • Hima-Sella limited • IJS Consultants • Industrial Exhibition Ltd • JF Faber Limited • KDC Contractors Ltd • Lab Impex Systems • LLW Repository Ltd • M+W Group • Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd • MEPC Ltd • Morson Project Ltd

• MWH UK Limited • National Nuclear Laboratory • National Skills Academy for Nuclear • NIS Ltd • North West Projects Limited • NSG Environmental Limited • Nuclear Engineering Services Ltd • Rider Levett Bucknall UK LTD • Risktec Solutions Ltd • Rolls-Royce plc • RPS Group plc • Sanderson Watts Associates • Scott Wilson Ltd • Serco Assurance • Shaw Group UK Limited • Sir Robert McAlpine • Tenet Nuclear • TRaC Global Ltd • Venn Engineering Services Ltd • Vinci Construction UK Ltd • Weir Power+Industrial Weir Engineering Services


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