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09:00 - 19:30 21 June 2012

Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction Annual Conference 2012


Pearson Lecture Theatre | Pearson Building
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Various (see full programme)

The second IRDR Annual Conference will be a one-day event of thought-provoking lectures and discussions, followed by our summer party.

The morning will commence with a specialist session on Risk Communication, which is a developing research theme for the IRDR. This will be followed by a panel-discussion session on Natural Hazards and Critical Infrastructure, to include panellists Virginia Murray from the Health Protection Agency and Mark Offord from Sellafield.

The keynote lecture in the afternoon will be delivered by Professor Christopher Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Development. Later, Andy Stirling, professor of Science and Technology Policy at Sussex University and Claire Fox, BBC Moral Maze regular, will be conversing on “Uncertainty in assessing environmental risks”.

For more information, full programme and booking, please see the link below.


Professor Peter Sammonds
+44 (0) 20 7679 2422 | p.sammonds@ucl.ac.uk


More information, full programme and booking

IRDR Conference