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Blackett Memorial Lecture 2018

The Society is pleased to announce that the 2018 Blackett Memorial Lecture will be given by

Sir Alan Wilson, FRS FAcSS FBA

Chief Executive of The Alan Turing Institute and
Professor of Urban and Regional Systems in the
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

on Wednesday 28 November 2018



Biography

Sir Alan Wilson FRS FAcSS FBA is Chief Executive of The Alan Turing Institute and Professor of Urban and Regional Systems in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London. He is also Chair of the Home Office Science Advisory Council. Sir Alan was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds from 1991 to 2004 when he became Director-General for Higher Education in the then DfES. From 2007-2013 he was Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council; and from 2013-2015, he was Chair of the Lead Expert Group for the Government Office for Science Foresight Project on The Future of Cities.

Sir Alan was awarded a lifetime honorary membership to The OR Society during the Society’s annual Blackett Memorial Lecture held on 23 November 2017 at the IET London. The award recognises Sir Alan’s 50 years, and more, of research and leadership related to operational research (O.R.), which is the science of making better decisions through the use of logic, mathematical modelling and analytical methods, and the Society welcomes him to the OR community.

Wednesday 28 November 2018
Lecture at 4.30pm
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton Terrace, London.
SW1Y 5AG

https://royalsociety.org/about-us/contact-us/carlton-house-terrace-london/

(Tea and biscuits at 4.00pm; Drinks reception 6.00-7.00pm after the lecture)


There is no charge for attendance at this event.
Registration is compulsory and will be open, nearer to the date of the event, to members and non-members of The OR Society.

If you have any queries, please contact Hilary Wilkes on hilary.wilkes@theorsociety.com

For information on the 2017 Lectures and see the talk, take a look under the 'Watch / Listen / Download' tab.