“The Evolution of Energy Conversion – a Continuing Role for Nuclear Energy”
with Keith Burns

One of two events taking closer look at Nuclear Energy in the UK, to be followed by a field visit to Torness in May.

Our Speaker

Keith Burns is a mechanical engineer who has spent most of his career in the nuclear energy industry, involved in design, construction, operation and regulation, mainly in the UK but also with experience in Canada, Pakistan and China.

He will review the history of energy conversion and suggests that zero carbon emissions and natural resource sustainability are unlikely to be achieved without nuclear energy.

He appeals for rational debate on our realistic options for the future.


Taking place in the Hepburn Suite at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh’s New Town, the format for this event will be as follows

– 5.30pm Doors Open (Tea and Coffee will be available in the bar on arrival)

– 6.00pm Seminar commences in the Hepburn Suite with introductions from the Scottish Energy Forum

– 7.15pm Drinks reception

– 8.00pm Dinner in the Douglas Room  Over dinner we will continue the discussion under Chatham House Rule

-10.00pm Event Close


Booking is OPEN on Eventbrite with an Early Bird Booking discount applicable until 21st March 2024.