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The Freeman Air and Space Institute is delighted to be hosting its Annual Summer Lecture in the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre at King's College London. The event will take place at 18.00 on 22 June - places can be booked in person or online.

The Rt Hon Lord Willetts FRS, Chair of the UK Space Agency, Visiting Professor at King's and President of the Resolution Foundation joins FASI for a Summer Lecture on 22 June: “Space and Sustainability: what does it mean and what can the UK do?”. This lecture is an update on his 2015 Briscoe Lecture on space, science, and security, evaluating how the space domain has evolved since 2015 and how it will continue to change.

The Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts FRS

The Rt Hon. Lord Willetts FRS is the President of the Resolution Foundation. Lord Willetts is Chair of the UK Space Agency, a Board member of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and a visiting Professor at King’s College London. He serves on the Board of DarkTrace plc, the Biotech Growth Trust and is Co-Chair of SynBioVen. He is the chair of Innovate Cambridge. He is the Chancellor of the University of Leicester and an Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No. 10 Policy Unit.

Lord Willetts has written widely on economic and social policy. His book “A University Education” is published by Oxford University Press. A second edition of his book “The Pinch” on fairness between the generations was published in 2019.

Headshot of Lord David Willetts.