Mar 08, 2016
from 06:15 PM to 07:30 PM
|Where||Lecture Theatre 3 (Cambridge Judge Business School)|
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Join us for the launch of Dr Simon Taylor’s new book, The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain.
Britain was a pioneer in civil nuclear power and there were high hopes in the 1950s that this could be a source of cheap electricity and a valuable export opportunity. In The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain, Dr Taylor looks at why these hopes were never realised, and how we have come to see a new rise in nuclear power in recent years.
Throughout the book, Dr Taylor looks at:
- Energy policy
- Changing environmental priorities
Will this new nuclear energy turn out to be a heroic story of UK leadership on a matter of global importance, or will prove a hugely costly folly, as with British nuclear power in the past?
Simon’s talk will be followed by drinks and nibbles in the Common Room.