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      December 10, 2019

      Tuesday  12:00 PM

      Oxford Road
      Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL

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      Geological disposal: public engagement and societal impacts

      Room 5.206, University Place

      12:00-13:15 Lunch and lecture

      13:15-14:00 Activity session (optional)

      Delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory’s Director of External Relations, Adrian Bull, and Plant Chemist and lead for its R&D programme on Public Engagement with Nuclear Issues, Reuben Holmes.

      During the activity session, attendees will collaborate in small groups on a challenge to further explore the themes discussed.

      Challenge: working in groups, develop a strategy to communicate the dangers of a GDF to future civilizations. How do you communicate danger? What symbols/language would still be understood? Activity detail subject to final confirmation.

      This event is part of a nuclear and public engagement series which also includes:

      • Lecture 1: UK history of nuclear communications: The good, bad and lessons learned, Tues. 16 April.
      • Lecture 2: International responses to crisis: Communications, “remediation” measures and their psychosocial impacts (focus on Chernobyl and Fukushima), Mon. 24 June.
      • Lecture 3: UK approaches to public engagement with nuclear issues, Weds. 28 Aug.
      • Lecture 4: International approaches to public engagement with nuclear issues, Thurs. 17 Oct.

      The series aims to provide:

      • An appreciation of the complex and varied history of the nuclear industry’s communications activity.
      • An understanding of the importance of successful communication at all levels and the implications of getting it wrong.
      • Insight into the academic study of communications and engagement in the nuclear sector.
      • An appreciation of the key elements of good practice in stakeholder and public communication in a nuclear context.
      • First-hand experience of the tasks and challenges faced by communicators in the nuclear industry, thereby picking up a basic level of expertise in this area.

      Room 5.206
      University Place

      Categories: Conferences & Tradeshows | University & Alumni

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