Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 4/5/2017 16:304/5/2017 21:00East Midlands regional lecture and dinnerUniversity of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

The first of this year's East Midlands regional lectures will be hosted by the University of Leicester. Dr Matt Perkins FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford University Innovation Ltd, will deliver his talk about Space missions.

Humans have a strong desire to explore; to see what is over the horizon and beyond the next hill. The outcome of such exploration has resulted in many benefits to the human race.

Space continues to provide the next frontier to be explored. It has the power to both inspire and motivate people to attempt great things.

It is perceived as a difficult and dangerous environment that is expensive to operate within. The benefits realised from the large investments already made are not always obvious.

The presentation will address these perceptions, explaining how space missions are created, the types of resources and skills required and the benefits humans obtain from this important work. 



Welcome, refreshments and posters

(Ogden Lewis Seminar)



(Peter Williams Lecture Theatre)

Space missions - The What, How and Why?

Dr Matt Perkins FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford University Innovation Ltd


Networking reception and posters

(Peter Williams Lecture Theatre)



(College Court and Leicester Conferences)

How to find the venue
University of Leicester
University Road

Full details on how to find the venue can be found on the University of Leicester Map.


Car parking
If you wish to park on campus, there is parking available behind the Danielle Brown sports centre (southwest building); there is also parking at the Brookfield campus, just across the park. Alternatively, you can park at the Pay and Display car park on Granville Road.

All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to Events Team. A request for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to Thursday 20 April 2017. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and making changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.

Speaker biography - Matt Perkins FREng