6 May - 9 May 2014

The 4th EDF Energy Nuclear Graphite Symposium. Engineering Challenges Associated with the Life of Graphite Reactor Cores

Organised by:

SCI's British Carbon Group

The National College for Teaching and Leadership, Nottingham, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


The fourth EdF Energy Generation Ltd Nuclear Graphite Conference will take place in Nottingham in May 2014. The venue is a fully residential conference centre, The National College for Teaching and Leadership, which enjoys a lakeside setting at the southern end of the Jubilee Campus of The University of Nottingham.

Delegates will enjoy excellent food and accommodation, and also an optional tour of the unusual sights of the centre of Nottingham including the industrial caves and the 'Trip to Jerusalem' Inn

The focus of this fourth conference is on larger structures (e.g. reactor cores or large experimental graphite rigs), and abstracts are now invited under the following general topic areas:

Inspection and Monitoring
Engineering Models

Approximately 25 oral presentations (20 mins + 10 mins discussion) will be accepted, for which a full paper will be required by the date of the conference for subsequent publication in the proceedings volume which all delegates will receive. A template for the full paper will be provided upon acceptance of the abstract.

A new feature of this 4th conference will be four parallel discussion sessions on the following topic areas:

Aligning the Modelling and Statistics with the Science (led by Dr Philip Maul, Quintessa)
Microstructural Modelling and Examination (led by Prof Peter Flewitt, Bristol)
Relating Experiments to Core Modelling (led by Prof Colin Taylor, Bristol)
The Best Use of Reactor Sampling and Inspection (led by Dr James Reed, EdF)

These sessions will debate the topics thoroughly and produce a report which will be presented on the final day of the conference and will subsequently be written up as part of the published proceedings. During registration, delegates will be invited to select their preferred topic area: however, to ensure that each topic is evenly supported, a final allocation will be made at the start of the conference.

Accessibility Grants

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Venue and Contact

National College for Teaching and Leadership

Learning and Conference Centre
The National College for Teaching and Leadership 
Triumph Road, Nottingham
NG8 1DH 


Prof Wickham

Tel: 01597 860 633

Email: confer@globalnet.co.uk

Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking terms and conditions

CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.