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Forum 2022

The 2022 Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum was held on Tuesday 21st June 2022. The afternoon programme included talks, the award of the Armourers & Brasiers’ Materials Science Venture Prize, displays of current research, and the 23rd Kelly Lecture given by Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE, Director of Cambridge Zero, Department of Computer Science & Technology, Cambridge.

Photo of Emily Shuckburgh

Towards a Zero-Carbon Future 

Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE
Director of Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge, UK

Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge's major climate change initiative.  She is also Professor of Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology.  She is a mathematician and climate scientist and a Fellow of Darwin College, a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy, a Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey and a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.

At the University of Cambridge she is Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training on the Application of AI to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER), Academic Director of the Institute of Computing for Climate Science, and co-Director of the Centre for Landscape Regeneration. She worked for more than a decade at the British Antarctic Survey where her work included leading a UK national research programme on the Southern Ocean and its role in climate. Prior to that she undertook research at École Normale Supérieure in Paris and at MIT.  She has also acted as an advisor on climate to the UK Government in various capacities.

In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for services to science and the public communication of science. She is co-author with HRH The Prince of Wales and Tony Juniper of the Ladybird Book on Climate Change.

She is Honorary President of the Aldersgate Group.



Forum 2021

Watch (or re-watch) the recordings of the 2021 Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum on our Youtube channel!  

Promoting Materials Science to Industry and Academia

The Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum is held annually at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy in Cambridge with the aim of raising the profile of materials science in the UK academic and industrial communities, while being international in scope. The Forum attracts high-level involvement from industry, research councils and other influential bodies. It incorporates the Kelly Lecture and the Gordon Seminars, inaugurated in 1999 to mark the opening of the Gordon Laboratory in the Department. It is generously supported by the Armourers and Brasiers' Livery Company and nine other sponsors.