Visiting speakers

For more than a decade, CEPMLP has run a Wednesday visiting speaker series

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Every Wednesday afternoon during the term time, we invite an expert from the industry, government, consultancy, law firms, or academia to discuss a topical issue relating to the energy and mining industry. During these sessions, students and staff are actively engaged in debates with the speaker on many issues that connect what is taught in the classroom what is being taught in the class room with real world problems.

Past events






Francisco Merino

Ministry of Energy in Chile

A comparative approach to analysis the Community Energy policy in Chile and Scotland


David Vega-maza

University of Aberdeen

Decommissioning in the North Sea


Darren McCauley

University of St Andrews

Achieving energy justice in the global south: socio-legal insights from GCRF fieldwork in Malawi


Cecilia Siac

international mining law lawyer

Due diligence for international mining transactions


David Ashbourne


From RPI-X to RIIO – the UK regulatory experience


Iain Hutchison

Executive Chairman,  Merlin ERD Ltd

Fun, Flying and Business Success: The Merlin Journey


Terry Daintith

CEPMLP Honorary Professor

Cream-skimming, gold-plating, MER: designing an effective petroleum resource management regime

12/02/2020 Robert Miles CEO, Immersa The commerciality of energy storage
19/02/2020 Johnathan Stern Oxford Institute for Energy Studies The development of natural gas in the gulf region
04/03/2020 Gavin Hilson University of Surrey Artisanal and small-scale mining and sustainable development
11/03/2020 Amela Ajanovic Vienna University of Technology Electric vehicles: solution or new problem?