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2014 Power Academy seminar


The 2014 Power Academy seminar was held at the Carden Park Golf Resort Hotel and Spa on 24 - 25 July 2014.



Carden Park Hotel 

Carden Park
Broxton Road
Near Chester 
United Kingdom

Image of Carden Park Golf Resort Hotel and Spa, Cheshire


Download the 2014 seminar programme (PDF)




After dinner speaker

This year we surprised the scholars with Major Tim Peake as the after dinner speaker. He is the first British citizen to be selected as an astronaut by the European Space Agency.

Tim skyped in to join the 2014 Power Academy Seminar.

View "A Conversation with Astronaut Tim Peake" via


The Power Academy essay challenge 

Every year, the Power Academy invites scholars to write a mini-essay on a chosen topic. This year, scholars were invited to write 700 words on the following topic:

‘In 2015, there will be a UK lead mission to the International Space Station. By tradition, members of the public are invited to propose a name for the mission. What name would you choose and why?

The name needs to reflect the project mission, be short and memorable, and something that will not be misunderstood in translation. It cannot be the name of a real person or place, but mythological or fictional characters are allowed.’

The winners Holly Goodwin, Catriona MacInnes and Ryan Monaghan were announced at the Power Academy dinner on 24 July 2014, and received an invitation to attend the 2014  IET Annual Dinner and to be put up in a London Hotel.

Holly, Catriona and Ryan will also attend an international conference in 2015.

All winnings essays can be downloaded below:

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