British Science Festival 2019

As the UK's largest gas distribution business, we're passionate about the importance of science in developing the skills we need to keep the energy flowing. We are proud to have participated as principal sponsors in British Science Festival 2019, which took place at Warwick University from 10 - 13 September.

We've created this page to give you further information about the events we were involved in at the festival, what we're doing to shape the future of the energy industry, and the opportunities available to come and work for us.

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UK-homes-1-(1).jpgDecarbonising our future

We know how important it is to safeguard the future of our environment, while continuing to deliver energy reliably and at a fair price for customers.

We also know this isn't possible without making a number of changes to the way we operate the gas networks.

We're exploring various options for how we can deliver cleaner, greener energy to heat homes, fuel transport and power the industries of today and tomorrow.


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What's next for you?

You might be starting to think about what comes next after finishing school, whether that's an apprenticeship, university, or getting straight into the world of work.

We're committed to keeping the energy flowing, and we recognise that we need exceptional talent to do so. That's why we offer a number of exciting and challenging opportunities to launch your career.

Whatever your preferred entry level, we have a training programme that could be for you.


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Leaving home soon?

If you're planning to leave home in the near future to start university or pursue your career, it could be the first time you've lived independently.

It's an exciting time for you, but it can also be scary, with lots of things to think about.

If you're going to be a paying gas customer for the first time, you may not have thought about how you can stay safe from carbon monoxide.

To make your life that little bit easier, we've pulled together some useful information and simple steps to keep you safe.


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In the timetable below, you can find out about the exciting events at British Science Festival 2019 which we delivered and took part in.
Date Time Event Summary
10th September 2019 09:00 - 10:45 Energies of the Future schools workshops (x3) We're delivering some exciting talks to sixth form pupils, discussing the work we're doing to support the UK's decarbonisation objectives.
11th September 2019 09:00 - 10:45 Energies of the Future schools workshops (x3)  
  16:00 - 17:00 Future of Heat debate Broadcaster and architect Piers Taylor is joined by our very own Ed Syson, along with Kate Aldgate from Citizens Advice, to discuss the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
12th September 2019 09:00 - 10:45 Energies of the Future schools workshops (x3)  
  15:00 - 16:00 Huxley Debate: Smart Cities, Smarter Decisions? A discussion on the benefits and risks of harnessing digital technologies to power the cities of today and tomorrow.
  17:00 - 18:00 Presidential Address: Alice Roberts Alice Roberts, incoming President of the British Science Association, reflects on the how much capacity we have as individuals to facilitate change and make the world a better place.
13th September 2019 09:00 - 10:45 Energies of the Future schools workshops (x3)