Monthly news bulletin issue 06/2017

2016 Richard Clegg

Welcome 

I trust you’ll enjoy reading this new addition of our newsletter containing an eclectic selection of topics we are proud to be supporting. They’ve been chosen as illustrations of most of the themes in our strategy, including education, science research, and putting our heritage collection to work as a unique historical resource. We’re a young Foundation but beginning to see impact resulting from the hard work of our grants community. As always, there are many more stories to be found on our website along with information on the international reach of our collaborations.

Students visit the Heritage & Education Centre

2017/06 Texas studentsLast month the Foundation Heritage & Education Centre hosted over 100 maritime business and law students from Texas A&M, Hamburg School of Shipping and Transportation and the University of Deusto, Bilbao. As part of their courses the students visit London, UK and learn about the work and history of Lloyd’s Register and Lloyd’s Register Foundation. The Heritage & Education Centre is supported by colleagues from Lloyd’s Register in order to deliver these educational visits.

Congratulations to our international maritime law scholars

2017/06 IMLIWe are pleased to have sponsored three IMLI (International Maritime Law Institute) scholars who graduated at the end of May. Stephanie Zahra, the Foundation’s Stakeholder Manager presented the scholars with their certificates. Graduates of the Institute, based in Malta, almost invariably return to their countries and command influential positions in their national administrations. The IMLI graduates also visited the London office where they met LR’s Group Legal Head of Dispute Resolution & Compliance, Andrew Kennedy and the Foundation’s Associate Director of Programmes, Jan Przydatek. For more info see here.

Winner of FameLab

2017/06 Famelab Tshiamo LegoalePart of the Foundation’s strategy is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Tim Slingsby, our Director of Skills and Education, was delighted to join Ellen Stofan, ex- NASA Chief Scientist,  and Jim Al-Khalil, physicist, author and broadcaster, at Cheltenham Science Festival to select the 2017 winner of FameLab, the world’s biggest and most international science communication competition. The victor was Tshiamo Legoale, who works at South Africa’s national mineral research organisation, where she is researching how to use wheat to harvest the gold that remains in the estimated 17.7 million tons of mining waste dotted around the landscape.

Foresight review on the public understanding of risk

Understanding of risk 2017/06The area of the public understanding of risk and communication of science is not as developed in Asia compared with the UK and USA – and the culture, attitude, and role of science also differs in Asian society. The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI) seeks to lead critical research on the understanding of risk and to change how risk is communicated within Asia. For more information and contact details for comments please see here.

Upcoming

Our Lives in Data

Until end August 2017: launched in July 2016, putting the current total number of visitors to the exhibition at around 700,000 people from across the globe. The Science Museum, London UK, exhibition runs until the end of August 2017. For more information see here.

Structural Integrity Conference

21-22 June: The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) is hosting its annual conference on the 21-22 June 2017 at TWI facilities, Cambridge, UK. See here for registration.

Public Understanding of Risk Conference

27 July: Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk Conference on Risk Perception, Management and Communication will be held at the National University of Singapore, Singapore. See here for more details.