Schedule

The school consists of lectures, networking sessions, panel discussions and Q&As and will also include a visit to the UK’s fusion facilities at Culham Science Centre, as well as the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Rotherham. The first week in York took place in June, focussing on the underpinning fusion science and technologyView the schedule for the first week in York here.

The second week in Oxford, will build on this first week, focussing more on the engineering applications, as well as societal impact. Both weeks will include a welcome reception and a dinner covered by the registration fee.

Oxford & Culham Week 2 – 19th – 23rd September

The second week will start at Culham Science Centre with an introduction and reminder of fusion energy concepts, before visiting the UKAEA research facilities. Transport will be arranged between Culham and Oxford on the Monday and Tuesday, which will be hosted by UKAEA at its Culham site. The rest of the week will be spent at Keble College at the University of Oxford. The provisional schedule for the week is outlined below:

Week 2: Culham Oxford
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 – 10:30 The events this day have been cancelled or resceheduled in respect for the Queen’s State Funeral. 09:00 – 09:30 Registration 

09:30 – 10:30
The Developing Field of Fusion
Tim Bestwick

Breeding blanket design
Sam Murphy, University of Lancaster
Fusion Waste and waste management
Mark Gilbert, UKAEA
Systems Integration
Chris Waldon, UKAEA
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
11:00-12:30 Manufacturing for Fusion
Lee Aucott, UKAEA
Magnets and Magnet Technology
Susie Speller, University of Oxford
System and Plant Maintenance
Rob Skilton, UKAEA
Fusion Powerplant safety and Regulation
Mike Webley, Environment Agency & James Taylor, Health and Safety Executive
12:30-13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch 12:30 – 13:00
What is the role for fusion? A BEIS Perspective
Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Advisor, BEIS
13:30-15:00 Heating and Current Drive Technology
Liz Surrey, Former Head of Technology, UKAEA
Socio-economics of Fusion Energy
Prof Niek Lopes Cardozo, Technical University of Eindhoven
Remote Applications
Barry Lennox, University of Manchester
13:00 Closing Lunch

14:00 Depart

15:00-15:30 Coffee Coffee Coffee
15:30 – 17:00 Tritium and fuelling technologies
Tamsin Jackson, Senior Process Engineer and Technical Lead for the H3AT Facility, UKAEA
Meet the Experts: Fusion Commercialisation 

Paul Methven, UKAEA, STEP, David Kingham, Tokamak Energy, Nick Hawker, First Light Fusion and Richard Beake, General Fusion
Chair: Valerie Jamieson, The Fusion Cluster manager, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Materials Technology for Fusion
Aneeqa Khan, University of Manchester
David Armstrong, University of Oxford
Evening 3 course Dinner

Corpus Christi College

19:00 onwards

Further information and biographies of the Fusion Industry School speakers are available here.