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Electrifying Santa!

WMG at the University of Warwick’s Widening Participation Co-ordinator, Dr Phil Jemmett, delivered important sustainability advice to Santa, at a specialPicture of Dr Phil Jemmett interactive Christmas Lecture.

De-carbonisation of the transport network is a key area for researchers at WMG, so it seemed only sensible to offer advice to Santa on a more sustainable approach.

Dr Jemmett explained: “With the population across the world increasing and carbon emissions in the air, we really need to help Santa become more environmentally friendly.

“We looked at different motor models including petrol, diesel and electric, and invited volunteers on to stage to play a game that demonstrates efficiency. We had a Team Petrol and Team Electric – each using a winch to lift stockings into the air for Santa to deliver, with Team Electric winning the race!”

Picture of Dr Phil Jemmett and Chief Elf Bethany HaynesDr Jemmett, who was joined on stage by Chief Elf, WMG Engineering Technician, Bethany Haynes, presented to hundreds of children and families in December.

Claire Edwards, who was a guest at the lecture said: “I don’t come to the Christmas Lectures with a child, I bring my 84-year-old father who is a massive fan of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and enjoys Warwick’s just as much.”

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Thu 19 Jan 2023, 09:34 | Tags: Public engagement Our People Outreach