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Historical and Current Context

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This course will will provide participants with an overview of the history of nuclear technology and its current applications. Learning will include key events and milestones in the development of nuclear energy, as well as the current state of nuclear power and its role in the energy sector.

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Gain an overview of the history of nuclear technology and its current applications including key events and milestones in the development of nuclear energy, as well as the current state of nuclear power and its role in the energy sector. This course will be delivered by an experienced nuclear professional who will guide the delegates through this complex topic using simple language, practical examples and discussion points.

Course Modules:

Early Nuclear Age – Learn about the UK’s place in the post-war nuclear world of the 1940s and 50s

Energy and Weapons – Explore the role of nuclear reactors in the weapons programme and the shift towards civil use of nuclear technology for power generation

Development of Gas-Cooled Reactors – Understand the background to technology choices and the UK’s gas-cooled reactor programmes

Adoption of PWR Technology – Find out why the UK abandoned the AGR concept to build its first (and currently only) pressurised water reactor in the 1990s

Dash for Gas – Look at the changing energy landscape in a post-Cold War era when nuclear fell out of fashion

21st Century Nuclear Renaissance – How nuclear has become a key part of establishing a secure, affordable and sustainable energy mix

The Nuclear Future – Advanced technologies and the fusion ambition

Target Audience:

  • People with an interest in understanding the history of the nuclear industry and the reasons for the current position of the UK’s capability
  • Individuals who will influence nuclear strategy including investment in new capability and securing critical investment for future projects

​Course Format:

  • One day intensive
  • Interactive and discussion-based
  • Led by experienced industry professionals

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