The Winton Symposium is a major annual event in the Cavendish Laboratory calendar, with an opportunity to invite world-leading experts to debate a topical issue related to sustainability. With sustainability cutting across numerous disciplines, these events are intended for an audience from a spectrum of scientific backgrounds to come together to hear about and join in the debate.
|The fourth Symposium was held on September 28 2015 on the theme of Green Computing. Topics ranged from new materials and architectures for low power consumption computing, to computer-based applications which can benefit our environment.|
|The third Symposium was held on September 29 2014 on the theme of Global Challenges for Science and Technology. Whereas the previous symposia had addressed what basic science may provide to take us to a more sustainable future, the focus was directed to examples and opportunities for real impact.|
|The second Symposium was held on September 30 2013 on the theme of Materials Discovery, with a similar format to the inaugural event. A capacity audience again attended to hear about some or the recent breakthroughs in materials research.|
|The Inaugural Symposium was held on October 1 2012 on the theme of Energy Efficiency, with the Pippard Lecture theatre close to capacity (450). The audience included student and senior staff from the Cavendish as well as a good representation from other departments; there was also a significant participation from outside the University from academics as well as industrials and other interested parties.|