Future History Now Talks: Part I
28 November 2013, 19.00 - 22.30
Kevin Shakesheff - 3D printing and the healthcare revolution
Professor of tissue engineering at University of Nottingham
Kevin Shakesheff leads a team working on the development of 3D-printed human organs and spoke about how this technology might have the potential to revolutionise medical care.
Matt Britland - The classroom of 2018
Expert of technology in education and director of Realise Learning
The future of education is in the cloud, says Matt Britland, who tells us why the days of the blackboard may soon be numbered.
Tommy Rickard - A Boy & His Atom and the future of data storage
IBM Director for Systems & Technology
Last year IBM announced the creation of the world’s smallest memory bit, made of only 12 atoms. This breakthrough, which inspired the short film A Boy & His Atom, will allow us to create even smaller devices that can hold vast quantities of information. Tommy Rickard talks to us about the future of data storage.
David Blake - Halley VI and the future of climate research
Head of technology & engineering, British Antarctic Survey
Last year the British Antarctic Survey opened the ground-breaking Halley VI, a research station on skis. David Blake talks about how the Halley VI will make a big difference in the lives of the people working at the forefront of climate research.
Educational Consultant, Realise Learning
Matt Britland is an educational consultant and an expert on classroom technology. He runs the educational consultancy Realise Learning, writes for Guardian Education, and is the head of Information & Communications Technology at Kingston Grammar School. His personal blog at mattbritland.com has become essential reading for anybody interested in how technology may revolutionise schools over the coming years - and how this will affect the way future generations approach the workplace.
Head of technology and engineering, British Antarctic Survey
David Blake is head of technology and engineering at the British Antarctic Survey. He has worked in the harsh conditions of Antarctica for several months at a time and played a key role in the opening of the revolutionary Halley VI research station. He will talk about BAS research into ozone depletion, polar atmospheric chemistry, sea-level rise and climate change - and the progress he hopes to have made by 2018.
Tommy Rickard is the director for systems and technology group development for IBM UK, where he has worked since 1984. Since 2000 his work has been focussed on the development of new data storage technologies. Prior to 2000 he specialised in graphics and video systems.
Professor of Tissue Engineering , University of Nottingham
Kevin Shakesheff is a professor of tissue engineering at the University of Nottingham. He is currently leading a team that is working on two projects: to create bones using a 3D printer and to produce a 3D-printed liver. While 3D-printed human organs are still in the early stages of development, he believes that 3D printed bones will be commonly used in UK hospitals before 2018.
The Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ
28 November 2013
Oxford Circus (Central, Bakerloo and Victoria lines) – 5 minutes walk
Regent Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines) – 3 minutes walk
Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines) – 3 minutes walk
There are many buses stopping within a few minutes walk of Hallam Street including No’s: 3 6 8 10 12 13 15 23 25 73 88 94 98 113 137 139 159 189 453 C2