Welcome to the July's edition of our newsletter from the Lloyd's Register Foundation. It includes a cross section of activities as well as a forward look to events in the pipeline. As always, there's further information and extra stories available on our website.
Foresight review: Design for safety
The Foundation has asked the Royal College of Art (RCA) to lead a foresight review in design for safety. Working with us they will bring together highly respected co-chairs and a world-leading, cross-disciplinary panel of experts with leading RCA academics. They will identify future global design safety and risk challenges aligned with the Foundation’s mission. This represents an important move by the Foundation, embracing the interface between the arts, design and safety.
Science is GREAT event
The Science is GREAT reception was held on 12-13 June in Singapore and was attended by two hundred influential guests from the Commonwealth and beyond, including the Duke of York HRH Prince Andrew and President of the Royal Society Sir Venki Ramakrishnan. The reception showcased British science strengths and our ongoing openness to partnership, including some of the centrepiece UK-Singapore scientific collaborations between Newcastle, Glasgow, Imperial and Cambridge Universities and the Foundation with their Singaporean partners. Photo credit: British High Commission, Singapore.
National Structural Integrity Research Centre conference
NSIRC held their third annual conference over two days at TWI’s state-of-the-art engineering facility on Granta Park in Cambridge, UK. Fifty PhD students presented their work with either presentations or posters. Lloyd's Register Group representatives also attended the conference.
For the full story and information on the conference please see here.
The Foundation and The Nautical Institute have joined together in producing a special limited edition bound set of all 40 issues of the Alert! human element bulletin, with help from Dr Jonathan Earthy from Lloyd’s Register Group. The bound books were launched at an event in the London, UK office on 5 July. Enough have been produced for every maritime training college in the world to have a copy with the intent of refreshing and widening access to the topics and case studies covered by the project over its 14-year history. The fully-indexed bound set also includes the human element competency framework produced by the project. Read more about Alert! and the Nautical Institute, and search the reference library created by the project here.
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.
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.
Impact of nanomaterials on the biosphere
4-7 September: International Consortium of Nanotechnology (ICoN) supervisor, Dr Alexandra Porter, is chairing a conference in Cork, Ireland.