Rhianna Jarvis
23 July 2019

Save the date for this year's Burntwood Lecture

This year's Burntwood Lecture will be held on the evening of 19th November at the Institute of Physics' brand new office in London. 

The Burntwood Lecture is the IES's flagship event which honours Lord Burntwood, the Institution's first Chair, who served in the Labour Government from 1964 to 1970.

The Lecture provides an opportunity for eminent speakers to talk on a current, critical, and often controversial, environmental theme. The invited audience, numbering around 150, come from the environmental professions, universities and government. The evening includes canapés, drinks and plenty of opportunities to network.

Previous speakers include

2018 - Professor Kathy Willis CBE, Principal of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
2017 - Dr Bevis Watts, Managing Director, Triodos Bank
2016 - Baroness Parminter, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader, House of Lords
2015 - Professor Charles Godfray, Hope Professor of Zoology, University of Oxford
2014 - Professor Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor, University of Oxford
2013 - Professor Julia Slingo OBE, Chief Scientist, Met Office
2012 - Professor Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy and Environment, UCL and
           Dr Michael Depledge, Expert Advisor, WHO
2010 - Jonathon Porritt, Founder, Director and Trustee, Forum for the Future
2009 - Professor Bob Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor, Defra
2008 - Tony Juniper, Former Executive Director, Friends of the Earth

This year's speaker will be announced soon.

Sponsor this event

The Burntwood Lecture provides the sponsor with a platform to demonstrate their commitment, not just to the environment but to the science which underpins it, indicating serious consideration for the issues behind current environmental problems.

Sponsoring the Burntwood Lecture will offer an organisation the unique opportunity to connect with respected members of the environmental community, build brand awareness and show support for and affiliation with the environmental sector.

Are you interested in...

  • Associating your organisation with one of the most high profile events in the environmental calendar?
  • Putting your name in front of hundreds of environmental professionals?
  • Showing your employees and investors your dedication to the environmental community?

Consider sponsoring this year's Burntwood Lecture and make sure you are part of this fantastic networking opportunity. 

Enquire now if you are interested in sponsoring this event.