Schedule 2023

Please note this programme is still being finalised and subject to change.

If you would like to see the York week schedule, which ran 19th – 22nd June 2023, please go to York Week 2023

Oxfordshire Week – 25th – 28th September 2023

The Oxfordshire week will be hosted by University of Oxford Materials Department and UKAEA and will include three days at Keble College with a site visit to Culham Science Centre .

Monday 25th September – Keble College

08:30 – Registration Opens

09:20 – 09:30 – Welcome David Armstrong, University of Oxford

09:30 – 11:00 – The UK fusion programme in the international landscape Ian Chapman, UKAEA

11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee

11:30- 13:00 – Materials Technology for Fusion Aneeqa Khan, University of Manchester

13:00-14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 – Tritium and Fuelling Technologies Tamsin Jackson, UKAEA

15:30-16:00 – Coffee

16:00 – 17:30 – Magnets and Magnet Technology Susie Speller, University of Oxford

17:30 – 19:30 –  Welcome Drinks Reception and networking with delegates and students. Student Poster Abstracts

Tuesday 26th September – Keble College (morning) and Culham Science Centre (afternoon)

09:00 – 10:30 – Manufacturing for Fusion, Lee Aucott, UKAEA

10:30 – 11:00 –  Coffee

11:00-12:30 – Breeding blanket design, Sam Murphy, University of Lancaster

12:30 – 13:00 – Grab packed lunch and get on coach to go to Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE)

13:00 – 14:00 – Travel to CCFE.   Welcome and tea / coffee. Brief introduction to UKAEA.

14:00 – 15:10 – Tour of JET

15:10 – 15:55 –  Tour of Materials Research Facility

15:55 – 17:00 – Tour of RACE robotics facility

17:00 – 17:45 – Return coach to Oxford City Centre

Wednesday 27th September – Keble College

09:00 – 10:30 –Plasma Heating and Current Drive Systems – neutral beam injection Ursel Fantz, IPP Garching

10:30 – 11:00 –  Coffee

11:00-12:30 – System and Plant Maintenance Rob Skilton, UKAEA

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 – Socio-economics of Fusion Energy Niek Lopes Cardozo, Technical University of Eindhoven

15:00-15:30 –  Coffee

15:30 – 17:00 – Meet the Experts: Fusion Commercialisation (Panel Session)

Chair: Valerie Jamieson, The Fusion Cluster manager, UK Atomic Energy Authority

A curated discussion with panelists from private fusion companies, who will give the latest information and views on the commercialisation of fusion energy.

Panelists:

Dr Ted Hayden, Director of the Government Office for Science, will give his reflections on the panel discussion.

19:00 – School Dinner at Corpus Christi College

Drinks Reception, followed by a 3 Course sit-down dinner. This is a relaxed dinner, and there is no formal dress requirement

Thursday 28th September – Keble College

09:00 – 10:30 – Fusion Waste and Waste Management Mark Gilbert, UKAEA

10:30 – 11:00 –  Coffee

11:00-12:30 – Fusion Powerplant Safety and Regulation Mike Webley, Environment Agency and Clare Lee, Health and Safety Executive

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 – Engineering Delivery Rachel Packer, Atkins

15:00-15:30 –  Coffee

15:30 – 17:00 – Systems Integration Chris Waldon, UKAEA