Meet the Writers at Imperial Festival

Saturday 28th April 2018 @ 12:00
to Sunday 29th April 2018

This year Friends are organising an illuminating series of talks at Imperial Festival, ‘Meet the Writers’, on Saturday 28 April as part of this free annual event.

Make a date with discovery at Imperial Festival - a free weekend of exciting science, new technology, live music, fascinating talks, and creative workshops - all celebrating the best of Imperial’s innovative research.

Imperial Festival is a free public event which is held each year on Imperial's South Kensington Campus.

The weekend-long event features activities and attractions for all ages, including:

•    Hands-on demonstrations
•    Workshops
•    Talks
•    Tours
•    Music and dance performances

Come and learn about the College’s world-leading research in science, engineering, health and business. Register for free tickets to the 2018 Festival here, the full Festival Programme of events can be found here.

Meet the Writers

Meet the Imperial people behind the pen who’ll be discussing their recent science books and programmes in a series of free talks organised by Friends of Imperial College at the Festival. The full details can be found here.

The lectures are free and no advance booking is needed. Simply register here for the Festival and come along to the Sir Alexander Fleming Building on the Saturday to attend a talk. 

The various books will be on sale with the opportunity to have yours signed by the author.

Here is the Saturday timetable (there are no Friends talks on the Sunday):

12.30: 'Capitalism without Capital', Jonathan Haskel

Professor Haskel discusses his book on the rise of the ‘intangible economy’ and the emergence of giant companies such as Google and Apple, whose intangible assets – intellectual property, brands, designs – now greatly exceed their physical assets of buildings and machinery.

Interlocutor: Derek Yates, Previously Senior Director of Royal Bank of Scotland, Member of Friends.

13.30: ‘Women at Imperial - past, present and future’, Anne Barrett

The Imperial College archivist discusses her book with Sandi Rhys Jones OBE, a commentator on women in non-traditional careers. Hear about inspirational women whose careers demonstrate the importance and impact of women in the sciences. Order a book here.

Interlocutor: Sandi Rhys Jones OBE, commentator, blogger, mentor on women in non-traditional careers, engineering and science, Member of Friends.

14.30: 'Yesterday', Felicia Yap

The Imperial alumnus and novelist describes her latest book ‘ Yesterday’, a murder mystery set in a world where memories fade fast. Hear how Felicia’s academic background has inspired and informed her work.

Interlocutor: Roderick Rhys Jones, Engineering Alumnus, Chairman Friends of Imperial College.

15.30: 'Why does dark matter matter', Graihagh Jackson

Graihagh Jackson, alumnus and producer, will discuss her recent BBC World Service programme Why does dark matter matter. As an independent radio producer she will be commenting on how radio is reacting to the challenge of podcasting and streaming. 

Graihagh will be joined by Dr. Sarah Malik, Royal Society Research Fellow into Dark Matter, based at Imperial College London, who does her research at the Large Hadron Collider. 

Interlocutor: John Evans, Physics Alumnus, Committee Member of Friends of Imperial College.

We look forward to seeing you there!








Venue: Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington Campus