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Solar cities will run on solar energy and wind turbines
Solar cities will run on solar energy and wind turbines

Press Release - 27 February 2006

Free public lecture: Is Swindon a solar city of the future?

Local people can hear about Europe’s new ‘solar cities’ and consider if this could be the future for Swindon in a free public lecture (Wednesday 1 March).

Rebecca Dawson, from The Science Museum at Wroughton, will discuss the growing movement in Europe that is transforming cities from areas of neglect into thriving hubs by focusing on sustainable technologies and low-carbon living.

Rebecca said: “In some cities this approach has created a cultural renaissance and helped to develop new tourism and technological industries. Could this be the future for Swindon?”

The lecture will showcase some self-proclaimed solar cities in Europe and focus on the approaches, policies and technologies that these cities are adopting. Exciting developments in renewable technologies, new approaches to building design and innovative engineering solutions are being applied in various cities to create low-carbon developments and inspire change.

Ms Dawson joined The National Museum of Science and Industry in April 2001, having previously worked in environmental and science education in Scotland and Australia. She is currently leading the interpretation and sustainability design teams for the National Collections Centre project at Wroughton and is working towards a Masters of Science in Sustainable Architecture.

Admission to the talk is free and people can just turn up on the evening. Free parking is available in the West Car Park. All lectures run from 5.30pm until 6.30pm in the Main Hall on the Oakfield Campus, Marlowe Avenue.


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