Society of Glass Technology unveils theme for conference 2005

The UK Society of Glass Technology (SGT)“s 2005 Annual Conference will take place at the University of Sheffield, northern England, from 7 to 10 September. The theme for the conference is “Glass: Pas…

The UK Society of Glass Technology (SGT)“s 2005 Annual Conference will take place at the University of Sheffield, northern England, from 7 to 10 September. The theme for the conference is “Glass: Past, Present and Future” and will incorporate the New Researchers“ Forum on Glass and History and Heritage of Glass. Special events marking the Centenary of Sheffield University will also take place. Among the industrial sessions will be “The EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the Glass Manufacturer”, by John Stockdale of British Glass; “Furnace Forehearths”, by Peter Vilk, BH-F; “LoNox burners”, by Iain Shoveller, Laidlaw Drew; “Past, Present and Future of Oxygen in Glass Melting”, by Neil Simpson and Richard Wilcox from BOX, and J. Osborne from Beatson Clark; “Lohaline Silica Sand Mine: past, present and future”, by Tim McGurk, Tarmac; “BS 2975 – Sampling and analysis of glass making sands”, Analysis and Properties Technical Committee; “Maximising cullet additions in glass container industry”, Nick Kirk, GTS; and “Oxy-Boost – A history”, by J.L. Insjpi. The History and Heritage Group study day will focus on the richness of the glassmaking heritage in England. The purpose of the History and Heritage day is to bring together these diverse strands of glass expertise in celebration of the glassmakers who have had such a signal impact on English culture and society through the ages. The organisers cordially invite contributions such as papers or posters for discussion, which bear on any aspect of the History and Heritage of Glass. Sessions will be devoted to the contributions to Glass Science and Technology by Professors Cable and Schaeffer over many years. Further sessions will cover wider aspects of glass science and technology and will include several keynote presentations. A particular theme will be to revisit the contribution of W. E. S. Turner, the first professor of Glass Technology at Sheffield, to the development of the subject nationally and internationally. Full details may be obtained from the Society of Glass Technology, Sheffield.