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Book launch – Dr Simon Taylor’s The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain

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If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Simon Taylor Director of the Master of Finance Programme.

Join us for the launch of Dr Simon Taylor’s new book, The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain.

Britain was a pioneer in civil nuclear power and there were high hopes in the 1950s that this could be a source of cheap electricity and a valuable export opportunity. In The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain, Dr Taylor looks at why these hopes were never realised, and how we have come to see a new rise in nuclear power in recent years.

Throughout the book, Dr Taylor looks at: ◾Energy policy ◾Economics ◾Politics ◾Changing environmental priorities

Will this new nuclear energy turn out to be a heroic story of UK leadership on a matter of global importance, or will prove a hugely costly folly, as with British nuclear power in the past?

Simon’s talk will be followed by drinks and nibbles in the Common Room.

This talk is part of the CJBS Events series.

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