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AURPO Annual Conference and AGM 2018 – Leicester

04th September 2018 - 05th September 2018


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Members are invited to attend the Annual Conference of the Association of University Radiation Protection Officers. As usual, the event will include the Annual General Meeting, the Annual Dinner and an Exhibition, which will give you the opportunity to meet and talk to providers of many of the services and products that are essential to our work.

This year the AURPO Annual Conference will be held at the University of Leicester. The organisation team consists of members of the AURPO Executive assisted by the East Midlands AURPO Regional Group.

Sponsors of the Annual Conference

Registration and Enquiries

If you have an enquiry about the conference or, would like to book a place as a delegate, please contact / send your completed form to:

Sonia Nuttall



AURPO Annual Conference 2018:  Invitation & Information (PDF)

AURPO Annual Conference 2018:  Booking Form (PDF)

We will endeavour to respond to your e-mail / send you a booking form as soon as we can.

PLEASE NOTE: The last date for accepting bookings is 15th July 2018.



Exhibitors information for this event is no longer available.

If you have an enquiry about exhibiting at the conference or, please contact:

Jim Hunter:
Phone: 01603 592107


PLEASE NOTE: Stands will be allocated after the 1st July 2018. This is also the deadline for payment to be received.



The whole of the conference, with the exception of the conference dinner will be held on the Oadby Student Village complex:

Stamford Court

Conference Presentations & the Annual General Meeting,
Exhibition, Refreshments & Lunch.





John Foster Hall

Networking Evening

(Note the change of room for the conference presentations, which are now in Stamford Court)




Bowder Court

Accommodation is in high quality en-suite single rooms. Please note there is no double accommodation in Bowder Court but details of alternative double accommodation is shown below.

For delegates arriving on Tuesday, keys may be collected from the conference reception and from 14.00hrs on the day of arrival from the John Foster Hall reception for delegates arriving on Monday. Keys must be returned to the John Foster Hall reception on the day of departure by 09.30hrs.

Alternative Accommodation

Double accommodation is available at the College Court Hotel and delegates requiring this type of accommodation are asked to make their own arrangements by contacting College Court direct.

For further information, please visit:


Conference Programme

The conference starts on Tuesday 4th September with a focus on non-ionising radiation protection. Wednesday the 5th September will follow with a full day focusing on ionising radiation protection. Registration for Delegates will be from 11:00am on the Tuesday.

Last Updated: 20/08/2018

Day 1
Tuesday 4th September
Theme: Non-Ionising Radiation
12.45 – 12.50Introduction & Welcome
John Makepeace (President AURPO)
12.50 – 13.35Management of LASERs and other non-ionising radiation sources
Raj Bunger (AURORA)
13.35 – 14.20EMFs and approaches to conduct surveys in R&D
Nigel Cridland (PHE)
14.20 – 15.05Refreshments & Exhibition Time
15.05 – 15.50LASER use in Universities – an HSE perspective
Stewart Robertson (HSE)
15.50 – 16.35Classification of self-assembled LASER systems
Nigel Cridland (PHE)
16.35 – 16.45Question and Answer Session
17.00 – 18.00AURPO Annual General Meeting
18.50Networking Evening - John Foster Hall (Please assemble in front of Stamford Court at this time.)
Day 2
Wednesday 5th September
Theme: Ionising Radiation
09.00 – 09.05Introduction & Welcome
09.05 – 09.50IRPA work programme and challenges to the System of Protection
John Croft
09.50 – 10.30HSE Update: IRR17 findings from regulatory inspections
James Taylor (HSE)
10.30 – 11.15Refreshments & Exhibition Time
11.15 – 11.55How I became an RPS and the issues with the role
Rebekah Jukes-Jones (University of Cambridge and Senoir RPS of the MRC Unit in Leicester)
11.55 – 12.35Positron dosimetry
Jonathan Eakins (PHE)
12.35 – 13.35Lunch & Exhibition
Theme: “Emergency Response / Contingency Planning”
13.35 – 13.55Basic Safety Standards Directive: Emergency preparedness and response arrangements
Dr Richard Broughton & James Taylor (HSE)
13.55 – 15.00Operators' responsibilities for emergency planning
James Taylor (HSE) & Jane Elliot (EA)
15.00 – 15.40Refreshments & Exhibition Time
15.40 – 16.10“What we would do in an emergency” & run through of an emergency scenario
Mark Knight (Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust)
16.10 – 16.30Radiation Emergencies: What the hospital needs to know
Elizabeth Davies, (University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust)
16.30 – 16.50Risk, reputation and the rebuilding process
Emma Leech (Loughborough University)
16.50 – 17.00Question and Answer Session
18.30Conference Dinner - Buses depart for The City Rooms from Manor Road in front of Stamford Court at 18.30hrs. PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL!
The bus will leave the City Room at 22.45hrs.

Networking Evening

The Networking Evening on Tuesday will be held in the John Foster Hall and will have an Indian theme. With an array of Indian food and ‘Bollywood’ style entertainment…..there is talk of a hot curry challenge for those brave enough to take part! If Indian food isn’t really to your taste, don’t worry as there will be traditional English fayre on offer as well. Just let us know your preference on the registration form.


Conference Dinner


Our formal Conference Dinner will be held in the City Rooms, Leicester on the Wednesday evening following closure of the conference.





Dress code is strictly formal and Lounge Suit / Cocktail dresses are essential.




Getting There

The University of Leicester is fully committed to its environmental policy. With this in mind we would encourage you to use public transport in the first instance. Should this not be possible complimentary car parking is available wherever possible on site (areas marked ‘P’) on the map and in the event that you do travel by car we would ask that you car share wherever possible.

A summary for different modes of transport is given below. For more details, please see the 'How to Find Us' leaflet for Oadby Conference Centres.

By Car

On arrival please proceed to the one of the car parks nearest to the Stamford Court Conference Office marked P on the map. All parking is free but please use any of the available car parks and refrain from parking on public roads. For those using SatNav, the postcode for the Conference Centre is LE2 2LH.

By Bus

Route 31/A (year round) from City Centre via Leicester Train Station to Leicester Road (A6) followed by a 5-10 minute walk to the Oadby Conference Centres.

By Train

Leicester has a main line connection to London, the north and the Midlands via East Midlands Trains with regular connections to London St Pancras, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham and Lincoln.

By Taxi

The Oadby Conference Centres are approximately three miles from the train station. Ask to be taken to Bowder Court and NOT the University of Leicester.

ABC – 0116 255 5111

Swift Fox Cabs – 0116 262 8222

Club Taxis – 0116 231 3001


04th September 2018
05th September 2018
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Oadby Student Village, University of Leicester
Stamford Court
Oadby, LE2 2LH United Kingdom
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0116 223 1680


Sonia Nuttall
Jim Hunter
Richard Harrison
Christine Edwards

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