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Energy Institute Evening Lecture with Lord Browne
September 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Attend to discuss and purchase a signed copy of Lord Browne FREng HonFEI’s new book – Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation
Former Group Chief Executive of BP, Lord Browne FREng HonFEI, will be joining us at this very special evening lecture alongside our president Steve Holliday FREng FEI.
Lord Browne will be discussing his new book, Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation. He examines key questions raised by the advancement of new technologies, including:
- Has the rise of social media affected our privacy and led to the uncontrollable spreading of ‘fake news’?
- Will robots take our jobs?
- By aiming to meet the world’s ever-increasing energy demand are we accepting the risks of climate change and its potentially devastating effects?
Lord Browne will highlight the many ways engineering has and will continue to shape our world. He will weigh up the new freedoms and opportunities technological advances provide us with. As well as, the actions that must be taken to mitigate any negative consequences on society.
As Lord Browne states in his book, ‘If you look around, you will see a world made richer, freer and less violent by engineering’.
You will also have the opportunity to buy and have this highly-rated book signed by Lord Browne himself.
Book reviews include:
‘An ode to the ways in which engineering has improved human civilization’ John Hennessy, Chairman, Alphabet
‘A blueprint for future global progress underpinned by the spirit of innovation’ Lord Foster, architect