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'Thinkering': a solution to the Engineering Grand Challenges?

Prize lecture

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18:30 - 19:30


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Join Professor Danielle George for a special performance of her Robot Orchestra and discover how it's helping to solve some of society's biggest challenges. 

Professor Danielle George MBE

Professor Danielle George is an engineer with a passion for inspiring the next generation of scientists. She has dedicated her career to coming up with successful ways to include young people in the big questions society faces. 

One way that she has done this is through the development of a Robot Orchestra, a project with school groups in and around Manchester where young people design, build and code robots that can perform music. 

At this lecture, hear the Robot Orchestra play and find out how 'thinkering' could lead to a brighter future for us all. 

This event is the 2018 Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture, which is awarded to a practicing scientist or engineering who demonstrates excellence in the field of scientific public engagement.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Live subtitles will be provided for this event
  • Doors open from 18.00 and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Travel and accessibility information
  • Please note, this event will be filmed as a livestream broadcast. You can watch the livestream on this page when the event starts

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'Thinkering': a solution to the Engineering Grand Challenges?

Professor Danielle George MBE is awarded the 2018 Michael Faraday Prize Lecture for her excellence in communicating scientific ideas.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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