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The ISVR at 50: Making a World of Difference Event

Celebrating 50 years of the ISVR
11 - 12 July 2013
Turner Sims Concert Hall, Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please telephone ISVR 50th Anniversary on 023 8059 2291 or email .

Event details

In 2013 the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its foundation. On the 11th and 12th July 2013 Engineering and the Environment will host a two day Symposium.

Invited speakers who have links to the ISVR will give presentations on sound and vibration topics having scientific, engineering and societal impact. The celebrations will encourage interaction between participants and guests with tours, demonstrations and social events.  For up to date details see the dedicated 50th Anniversary Website

Symposium Programme

Thursday  11th July 2013

1300 Buffet lunch
Chair: Professor Phil Nelson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton
1400 Symposium Opening and welcome from Vice-Chancellor/Dean of Faculty
1415 The ISVR; a Brief History: Professor Bob White, Former Director, ISVR
1450 Presenters:

Ms Julie Brinton, South of England Cochlear Implant Centre

Professor Tim Leighton, ISVR

Professor Goran Pavić, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon
1645 Tea
1730 E J Richards Lecture: ‘Thirty Years of Auditorium Design'

Chair for Lecture Professor Brian Clarkson, Former Director, ISVR

Speaker: Mr Rob Harris, Global Acoustic Leader, Arup
1845 Drinks reception and BBQ in the Staff Club

Friday 12th July 2013

Chair: Professor Frank Fahy, ISVR
0930 Presenters:

Professor Mike Griffin, ISVR

Professor Stuart Bolton, Purdue University
1030 Coffee
1100 Presenters:

Mr Colin Smith CBE, Rolls-Royce

Mr John Shelton, AcSoft
1230 Buffet Lunch
Chair: Professor Joe Hammond, ISVR
1345 Presenters:

Professor Paul White, ISVR

Mr John Dixon, ISVR
1445 Tea
1515 Presenters:

Professor Steve Elliott, ISVR

Dr Stefan Bleeck, ISVR
1630 Symposium Closure: ISVR Director Professor Jeremy Astley
1645 Tea
1845 Main social function in the Staff Club; ISVR History (DVD, photos, videos), Musical entertainment, buffet supper, closing speeches

Book your place online

Delegate rates:

Rates include lectures, refreshments, buffet lunches and the social functions.

  • Day 1 only: £25.00
  • Day 2 only: £30.00
  • Full Attendance: £50.00
  • Full Double Ticket: £80.00

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