Armourers & Brasiers Cambridge Forum 2023

The Forum is hosted by the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, UK, under the auspices of the Armourers & Brasiers’ Livery Company, and is generously supported by leading organisations including IOM3 active in the materials field.

The Forum culminates in the Kelly Lecture, this year given by Prof. Victoire de Margerie, Founder and Vice-Chairman, World Materials Forum.


  • 13.15 Registration: Pippard Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, Cambridge THE GORDON SEMINARS in the Pippard Lecture Theatre
  • 13.45 Welcoming Remarks

Session one

  • 13.50 Precision polymer nanomaterials Prof. Rachel O’Reilly FRS FRSC, Head, School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham
  • 14.20 SUPERMAGNETS: How space rocks are helping the search for sustainable permanent-magnet materials Prof. Richard Harrison, Head, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • 14.50 Brief Encounters! ― a series of 3-minute talks by early-career researchers
  • 15.20 – 15.50 Tea and Poster Display – adjoining rooms

Session two

  • 15.50 Title Prof. Julian Jones FIMMM FSGT FACerS, Associate Head, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
  • 16.20 Spinning out under pressure: barocaloric materials for zero-carbon heating and cooling Dr Xavier Moya, Dept. of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge; Founder and CEO of Barocal Ltd
  • 16.50 Armourers & Brasiers' Materials Science Venture Prize ― presented by Mr Jonathan Hale, Master of the Armourers & Brasiers' Company
  • 17.05 – 17.20 Short break

The 24th Kelly Lecture

  • 17.20 Materials Science: Key opportunities and challenges by 2035 Prof. Victoire de Margerie, Founder and Vice-Chairman, World Materials Forum
  • 18.20 Vote of Thanks