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KCLEA Annual Lecture 2020 - We start...but why don't we finish?

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Lecture Theatre 2, BH(S)4.04

Bush House, South Wing

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WC2B 4BG

United Kingdom

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As the nation starts a new decade, facing new horizons with a new administration, King's College London Engineering Association (KCLEA) is able to offer this provocative topic 'We start...but why don't we finish? to complement the re-introduction of the new Engineering degree at King’s.

This lecture will raise a number of issues for discussion, focussing on why the UK plc has been disproportionately good at innovation and idea creation in science and engineering, but not so successful at capitalising upon these ideas. Through this talk, David Sheridan (Electrical and Electronic Engineering,1972) hopes to inspire the audience to challenge the topics, think differently and spearhead change for the future. A drinks reception will follow.

18.30 Doors open / Registration

19.00 Lecture

20.00 Reception

Discussion topics will include:

- the need for engineers to become more commercially minded to see ideas through to fruition
- what can we do to encourage the role of women in engineering and science?
- the finance structure and how capital expenditure is viewed in the UK compared to other countries
- how the graduates of the future can make a difference and spearhead commercial change
- the importance of the 36,000 scale up companies in propelling UK growth

David studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at King’s, 1968 – 1972, after early work experience in his father’s production engineering business. Subsequently he became a Chartered Accountant, working in industry up to Commercial Director level, and is now Chairman and Director of several companies, with particular focus on investment in SME’s, education and local enterprise partnership.


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Lecture Theatre 2, BH(S)4.04

Bush House, South Wing

London

WC2B 4BG

United Kingdom

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