"The UK faces a series of choices about energy. We all require energy to live and our dependence on it is total.” - Sir Mark Walport

Professor Sir Mark Walport offers a fascinating account of the challenges and opportunities facing Britain, considering how we produce and consume energy and some of the options for us as individuals and a society. Sir Mark’s tour comes at a time when the interest in the subject has been given sharp focus following the Paris Climate Change summit.

This informal talk, followed by questions and answers and the opportunity to see round ‘Powering the future’, our new interactive exhibition. The event is free but ticketed as capacity is limited. Please register online for tickets.

About Sir Mark Walport

Sir Mark was appointed Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of the Government Office for Science in April 2013. As GCSA Mark is co-chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology (CST). Mark received a knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours List for services to medical research and was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society in 2011.

Visit Powering the Future

You can explore many of the subjects discussed by Prof Sir Mark Walport in our new interactive exhibition. Be Energy Minister for the day, power your own racing car, create the hydrogen needed for a rocket and learn about the challenges and solutions of our energy hungry world.

Tickets: Free but the event is ticketed due to limited capacity. Register here for free tickets.

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