Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 23/7/2020 10:3023/7/2020 11:30Academy CAFÉ (Connecting Awardees, Fostering Engagement)ONLINE - via Zoom


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The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched a new online series to provide engagement for research awardees and alumni. The platform will ensure they can still benefit from the expertise and experience within the Academy’s network, as well as allowing them to share ideas, challenges and best practice in the current period and beyond.

The series will feature ‘in conversation with’ discussions, with Q&As and smaller breakout room sessions for networking.

The first event will be chaired by Professor Karen Holford CBE FREng, who will be speaking with Dame Julia Elizabeth King DBE FREng FRS, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, on the topic of Low-carbon transport.



Zoom 'waiting room' opens


Welcome and housekeeping
Professor Karen Holford CBE FREng


In conversation with
Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS 


Q&A facilitated by your host


Moderated breakout sessions


Zoom event closes


Baroness Brown was the first Fellowship of Engineering (as the Academy was previously known) Senior Research Fellow, sponsored by British Gas. She subsequently spent eight years in  senior engineering and executive roles at Rolls-Royce plc and  two years as Chief Executive of the Institute of Physics, before  returning to academia as Principal of the Engineering Faculty at  Imperial College London in 2004. She was Vice-Chancellor of  Aston University from 2006 to 2016.

She now sits as a crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and is a member of the European Union Select Committee. Baroness Brown’s interests include climate change mitigation and the low carbon economy. She serves as Deputy Chair of the Committee on Climate Change and Chair of its Adaptation Sub-Committee. She is Chair of the Carbon Trust and is the Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for Energy.


Tickets and online access

This event is by invitation only and registration via the Academy website is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email that will contain Zoom login details and an outline of the event.

Recording notice

Please be aware that this event will be recorded and published on the Royal Academy of Engineering website.

If you have any questions, please contact Helen Povall, Senior Events Manager at the Royal Academy of Engineering.