On 6 November 2008 at the British Academy, Sir Crispin Tickell gave the second in the
series of ‘Politics and Energy’ lectures, jointly sponsored by the British Academy, the Mile
End Group of Queen Mary, University of London, and the Science Museum.
On a wintry 4 February 2009, Sir Mark Allen, one of the world’s leading Arabists and a special adviser for BP, gave the third in the series of ‘Politics and Energy’ lectures, at the Royal United Services Institute in London.
In 2008–09, the British Academy, the Science Museum and the Mile End Group of Queen
Mary, University of London have jointly sponsored a series of lectures on ‘Politics and
energy’. On 6 May 2008 at the Science Museum, Professor Sir Roger Williams
began the series – listing the lessons to be learned by those planning a nuclear solution to
our future energy needs.