The art of fusion: materials

13 October, 7:00 pm

1 hrPWYD

Talk | Materials, The Arts, Engineering

The art of fusion: materials

New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square, Oxford OX1 1LQ

Fusion is the art of combining elements to create something new, and artwork can inspire new connections.

Join Jordan D’Arras and Tamsin Whitfield from the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) for a conversation with artist, Ian Marlow to look deeply at the tough materials needed for an energy source of the future. This event will spark curiosity, touch emotions, and reflect on what it might take to create a sustainable energy source.

Ian Marlow is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors based in Somerset. Having initially sculpted in stone, he now works predominantly in stainless steel and, to a lesser degree, glass and bronze. He believes we never stop learning and different materials are a part of that journey. His sculptures exhibit his passion for nature and natural forms.



Jordan d’Arras is a 25 year old engineer from Sheffield. Having completed an apprenticeship in Metallurgy and a Bachelors degree in Materials Engineering, he now works at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and absolutely loves being a part of cutting-edge projects that are working to create carbon-free energy for future generations.



Tamsin Whitfield is a Materials Chemistry Engineer at UK Atomic Energy Authority. She chose to specialise in Materials Science in her undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge as she loved understanding why the materials around us behave the way they do, and how we can make them better! She went on to do a PhD in Metallurgy, designing alloys for extreme environments.



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New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square, Oxford, UK OX1 1LQ