Chris Connel re-enacts William Armstrong's presidential address at the British Science Festival in 1863.
Armstrong's admirable speech of 1863 is a spellbinding account of the industrial revolution and human ingenuity here re-enacted by Chris Connel. Join Chi Onwurah MP and Andy Kerr discuss its relevance to today's carbon debate.
19.00 Welcome / Introduction: Northumbrian pipe music
As the audience arrives at the King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Tristan Selden will play the Northumbrian pipes.
Participants: Tristan Selden
19.00 Exhibition: Carbon-themed artwork
A carbon-themed artwork by Jennie Speirs Grant of Armstrong Studio Trust, Newcastle, and Artist in Residence at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, will accompany the presentation of Armstrong's Admirable Speech.
Participants: Jennie Speirs Grant
19.30 Chair: Introduction of speakers and participation in panel debate
Chi Onwurah MP will introduce 'William Armstrong' and chair a panel debate on the future of carbon.
Participants: Chi Onwurah
19.35 Talk: Delivery of the Admirable Speech
Actor Chris Connel re-enacts William Armstrong's presidential address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, first delivered in 1863.
20.30 Questions and Answers: Debate on the use of carbon
Dr Andy Kerr of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation will give a short talk and answer audience questions on the use of carbon.
Participants: Andy Kerr
Organised by: Armstrong Studio Trust, Great North Festival, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation