Please note: The programme is subject to change. 

Unless otherwise stated, all Congress events will take place in the

UWE Engineering Building, Z Block, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1ZG.

Tuesday 7th June 2022

09:55Welcome to EPC Congress by Prof Mike Bramhall, EPC Congress Convenor
10:00-11:00Keynote: Lord Kerslake, Former Head of the Home Civil Service
‘Apart from or a part of the community?’

Drawing on his work as chair of the Civic Universities Commission, Lord Kerslake reflects on the role of universities as a part of their wider community, particularly in terms of engineering departments and their engagement with local industry, employment and the regional economy.
11:00-11:30Downtime activities
Room 1: Meet Lord Kerslake
Room 2: Meet the exhibitors: konfer
Room 3: Hammermen Award poster pitches (Don’t forget to cast your vote)
11:30-12:00Keynote: Prof Sir Chris Husbands, Vice Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University
‘What it really means to be excellent in teaching in collaboration with industry’

Reflecting on his experiences as Chair of TEF and Vice Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, Sir Chris outlines what excellence means and the importance of learning being embedded in wider experience of the workplace.
20:00-21:00Public lecture: Adam Hart-Davis, scientist, author, historian and broadcaster
‘What makes Britain great?’

The endlessly entertaining and ineffably affable broadcaster, scientist and historian Adam Hart-Davis timely provides a timely reflection on how Britain came to be great through engineering and ingenuity and where the nation is now.

Please note: The public lecture will not take place at the Congress Virtual Venue. Instead it will be hosted on Zoom and can be accessed at the appropriate time using this link: