Murray Edwards College Cambridge
2nd-5th September 2018

 

Once again the Society of Glass Technology is to hold its Annual Conference this coming September in Cambridge at Murray Edwards College and we would like to invite you to enjoy a Meeting of Minds with us in that delightful venue as we mull over the many-faceted world of glass studies.

Science Session – Monday 3rd September – Wednesday 5th September

As ever, the theme of glass science is well to the fore and we would warmly welcome the submission of abstracts for the conference stream under the title ‘Today and the Future’.  We are looking for a meeting of minds concerning the development of the science of the glassy state and its application to the world of glass manufacture and the application of glass in the very diverse world of today.  For such a fascinating field it is almost impossible to be prescriptive about topics.  We will consider carefully any aspect of glass science or technology which you wish to communicate.

Industry Session – returning for 2018 – Tuesday 4th September

The Industry Session at the 2018 SGT Conference in Cambridge will focus on Energy and how it will be delivered to and used by glassmakers worldwide.
We are pleased to announce the two keynote speakers who will frame the challenges and provide the platform for our specialist speakers to outline some solutions are:
Dave Dalton CEO at British Glass Manufacturers Confederation will speak on Glass Futures.
Stuart Hakes CEO at FIC (and SGT President Designate)Ltd will speak on The Use of Electricity in Glass making

History and Heritage Session – Wednesday 5th September

As in previous years, we could not neglect the rich and varied history of glass and the heritage of historic glass artefacts which create such insight into the life and work of our forebears. Therefore we would be delighted to receive abstracts for the conference stream under the title ‘Yesterday and the Past’. We hope to create a meeting of minds concerning the heritage we enjoy – its appreciation, conservation, understanding and presentation to today’s audience.  As ever, the subject area is so interesting and diverse that it defies verbal delineation; if you are active in any field which intersects with the revealing the human history or the ancient technology which has woven glass into the fabric of human society through the ages, we’d love to see your abstract.