Annually IGEM bring keynote speakers from UK industry and academia, sharing their views and opinions

IGEM's annual event calendar includes the Sir Denis Rooke Memorial Lecture and keynote series under the Henry Cavendish series.

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The Sir Denis Rooke Memorial Lecture

The Sir Denis Rooke Memorial Lecture is the seminal event in IGEM’s calendar and in the past has featured distinguished influential speakers including: Louise Kingham CBE FEI, Senior Vice President, Europe and Head of Country UK at bp; The Rt Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben; Lord Browne of Madingley; Chris Stark, CEO, Climate Change Committee; Dame Judith Hackitt, former Chair of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and Chair of manufacturing trade body Make UK; Dame Ann Dowling, past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford.

About Henry Cavendish

Henry Cavendish was an English natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist. He is noted for his discovery of hydrogen, which he termed "inflammable air". He described the density of inflammable air, which formed water on combustion, in a 1766 paper, On Factitious Airs. Antoine Lavoisier later reproduced Cavendish's experiment and gave the element its name