Lecture meeting on 14th October 2024

Plastic: Destroyer or Saviour of the Planet

Talk by: Professor Averil Macdonald OBE

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Speaker biography

Averil Macdonald is Emeritus Professor at the University of Reading.

Averil was awarded the international Bragg Medal and Prize (1999) by the Institute of Physics, London, the accolade of Woman of Outstanding Achievement in Science (2007) in recognition of her work in Science Communication, the prestigious Plastics Industry Award for Personal Contribution to the Industry (2007), Honorary Doctorates by the University of York (2010) and Kingston University (2015) and an OBE in the Birthday Honours list 2015 for services to women in science.

From 2019-2021 Averil was Master of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers in the City of London working alongside HRH Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex as Royal Master. Throughout her time as she championed future energy solutions to decarbonise the UK, with a particular emphasis on using hydrogen to decarbonise the UK’s heating systems and to make decarbonised HGVs a reality

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