15 December 2022

The IES Burntwood Lecture 2022

Photo of the stage at the Burntwood Lecture

Our annual Burntwood Lecture was held on 6th December 2022 at Burlington House, London. This year's lecture was given by Caroline Lucas MP who discussed the UK’s present energy situation and future outlook. It was also an opportunity for the IES to mark the 50th anniversary of our organisation. 

Also announced at the event was a new horizon scanning and foresight project introduced by the IES Chair Julie Hill, set to run throughout 2023.

The evening was as successful as ever with a winning combination of contentious discussion, interdisciplinary networking, and joint reflection on the legacy of 50 years of scientific endeavour. The IES extends its deepest thanks and gratitude to all those who attended the event – both in-person and online – and for the continued support of our members and Trustees.

Video running order

  • Celebrating our 50th anniversary & looking forward to the next 50 years - Julie Hill (0:00 - 25:17)
  • Panel debate: Young voices - hopes for the next 50 years for the environment sector - Vibs Bhatia, El Andrade May and Sophie Palmer (25:17 - 53:01)
  • Renewable or radioactive? Lessons for the Environmental Sector, Caroline Lucas MP (53:01 - 1:58:42)