Can we get Santa to town?

Wednesday 13th December 2017 7:00PM – 7:00PM

Family Xmas Talk – Forming a festive forecast.

At this fun and interactive talk at the University of Exeter, you’ll learn about the journey of a weather observation through to a weather forecast, with a special Christmas customer in mind! Through engaging hands-on demonstrations you’ll be shown how science and technology have transformed our ability to understand, predict and communicate the weather.’


Claire Bartholomew: ‘Claire joined the Met Office 5 years ago where she is now a scientist in the Air Transport team. She is passionate about the weather and enjoys the applied nature of her work, pulling science through to industry. The team develops exciting new tools using improvements in data, science and technology to understand and communicate the impacts of weather to aviation, helping to inform safe and efficient decision-making.’

Helen Roberts: ‘Helen has had a passion for the weather since being a young child fascinated by thunderstorms. She is currently a Senior Operational Meteorologist and Media Advisor at the Met Office, having worked in many different areas of forecasting over the last 15 years, including military, aviation and commercial. Helen also spent a few years as a regional Weather Presenter for BBC Spotlight. Her particular area of interest is communicating weather, which after all is Britain’s favourite topic of conversation!’

Venue: Alumni Auditorium
Forum Building
Exeter University
Stocker Road

To book: please go to the IMechE website.