Sustainable Futures Launch ’The Albatross Lectures’ - But Why the Albatross?

On 30 January 2024, we will be hosting our very first Albatross Lecture , an annual guest lecture exploring the wide topic of sustainability, with Mark Miodownik , Professor of Materials and Society at University College London.

For more than twenty years, Mark has championed materials science research that links to the arts and humanities, medicine, and society. This culminated in the establishment of the UCL Institute of Making , where he is a director and runs the research programme. Professor Miodownik also recently set up the Plastic Waste Innovation Hub to carry our research into solving the environmental catastrophe of plastic waste dealing with topics such as biodegradable plastics and product reuse and repairability.

Mark’s talk ’The End of Consumerism’ will be accompanied by a networking lunch, allowing our delegates to make and forge connections with colleagues working in the same space and interest-spheres, followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field from The University of Manchester. Professor Michael Shaver , Professor Carly McLachlan , Professor Maria Sharmina and Dr Helen Holmes will all join Professor Miodownik to answer We are very much looking forward to hosting and launching our first Albatross Lecture in January 2024, making a statement in the sustainability conversation and event space. We cannot wait for you to join us there - see you in January!