2012 | Stewart Russell Symposium

Dr Stewart Russell, 6th August 1955 - 17th September 2011

The symposium was held on Friday 30th March 2012 to celebrate the contribution of Dr. Stewart Russell.

Please find more details about Stewart on the STIS website:


Coffee, introductions
11.00 Prof Robin Williams
Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation,
The University of Edinburgh
Welcome to the Symposium 

Prof Fred Steward
Policy Studies Institute
University of Westminster
Revisiting the 1970s ‘politics of technology’ debates in the light of contemporary discussions on ‘sociotechnical transitions’  slides
  Prof Christian Clausen
Head of Section for Innovation and Sustainability
Danish Technical University
From Social Shaping of Technology to Staging and Framing of Innovative Processes  slides
  Brian Wynne
ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGEN)
Lancaster University
Transforming transitions: pathways and watersheds in sustainable innovation  slides
13.00   Lunch (in the room at the back of the Old Library)  
14.00 Dr. Matthias Weber Foresight & Policy Development Department
Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) Research, Technology and Innovation Policy Unit
The uptake of Combined Heat and Power slides
  Dr David Hawkey
Heat and the City Project
The University of Edinburgh
Continuing energy history: an end to the neglect of CHP and district heating in the UK  slides
  Professor Robin Roy
Department of Design, Development, Environment & Materials
The Open University
The UK domestic heat pump field trial - user experiences, behaviour and system performance  slides
15.45   Coffee  
16.15 Professor Knut H. Sørensen
Dep. of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
From «Alternative» to «Advanced»: Mainstreaming of Sustainable Technologies  slides
  Dr Mark Winskel
Institute for Energy Systems, UK Energy Research Centre
The University of Edinburgh
Still closing the door of the black box? Accelerated system change and innovation theory  slides
17.25   Final remarks and conclusion of symposium  
17.30   Drinks and refreshments (at Old Surgeons’ Hall, next to Geography Building)