Ewing Event ’21: Magnetics in Carbon 2050


Dec 8th 2021 - Dec 8th 2021

Warwick, United Kingdom

Updated 1 September 2021

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Magnetics will play a substantial role in technologies tackling climate change. This seminar will look at how magnets will be produced as well as applications, giving ideas on the economic and efficient production of magnets, and their use to create and use electricity in environmentally friendly ways.

The seminar will be part of the annual Ewing Event, including the in-person technical seminar during the day, an evening reception, and an informal dinner; a simultaneous virtual event will be held.

Speakers will discuss generation of electricity via wind turbines, tidal power and nuclear fusion; the provision of magnets via sustainable supply chains and magnet recycling; and the use of elcetricity in electric transport.

The event will be held at Warwick, UK, although the event may be run wholly virtually if Covid restrictions change.

The virtual event will include the presentations and its own networking opportunities. We will also be trialling cross-over activities between in-person and virtual delegates.


  • Elinor Galanis, Paragraf Ltd
  • Richard Sheridan, University of Birmingham
  • Vicky Mann, University of Birmingham


The programme will consist of talks with Q&A, exhibitors, and networking sessions.

Seminar Start Time: 10:00

Seminar End Time: 18:00

Reception: 19:00

Dinner: 20:00 to 23:00

All times UK, and approximate


The in-person event will be held at the Scarman Conference Centre, Warwick, UK.

More details when we have them.

Accomodation and Travel details when we have them.


The virtual part of the event will be hosted on hopin because it offers an intuitive online conference experience. As well as the talks on the Stage, at any time you can

  • visit and talk with exhibitors in the Expo,
  • set up small Sessions to talk together,
  • search for and Invite delegates you want to speak to through the People list,
  • Chat to the whole event, a session or an exhibitor’s booth,
  • Ask questions of speakers and the whole event via Chat,
  • examine the event Schedule in Reception for any changes,
  • try the random delegate connection of Networking (an online version of standing in the queue for coffee and talking to the person behind you).


Please note, by providing contact details during registration, you authorise us to

  • use these contact details to let you know details of this event, and
  • add your contact details to our contact database to let you know about future events that may be of interest.

Please let us know at enquiries@ukmagsoc.org at any time if you do not wish to be contacted in this way. Also, we can remove you from our contact schedule at any point in the future.



Could Commercial Fusion Energy be the Vaccine that stops Global Warming in its tracks?
by Professor Damian Hampshire of Durham University

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres described the recent UN IPCC (United Nations Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) report as a "code red for humanity". Prof. Hampshire will discuss whether commercial fusion energy can be the vaccine that stops global warming in its tracks. He will outline how a fusion energy tokamak confines a burning plasma, at temperatures above that of the sun, using superconducting magnets. He also will review the state-of-the art fusion energy projects world-wide. He will argue that if you want to do something about global warming, and feel that gluing yourself to a train or lying down in front the traffic is not your bag, an excellent option would be to write to your MP and ask them to support investing £10 B of taxpayers money to find out whether magnetically confined fusion energy can be made commercial.

TBC: Tidal Stream Power
by David Collier of Minesto Ltd

Ferrite-Based Generators for Wind Turbines
by Andrew Hine of GreenSpur Wind Ltd

Critical Materials and Circular Opportunities
by Dave Peck of Delft University of Technology & UCL

The concept of material criticality has arisen from the concern that some materials, especially metals, may become supply unstable, price volatile or in other ways uncertain in their availability for use in our products, buildings and infrastructures. This constraint is important in relation to magnets used in motors and generators, as well as other EEE applications. These constraints may undermine the deployment of key technologies for sustainable development. David Peck will outline how a transition to a circular economy could be a promising approach for material criticality mitigation. David will also explore how looking back in history has helped frame the complex challenges of critical materials and a circular economy.


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