Omega Seminar Series 2022-23

Seminar Programme

2nd November 2022, The Two Stories of London’s Crossrail

Christian Wolmar, Writer and Broadcaster on Transport, London


23rd November 2022, Re-orienting Development: The dynamics and effects of Chinese infrastructure investment in Europe

Dr. Samuel Rogers, Postdoctoral Research Associate, REDEFINE, School of Social Sciences and Global Studies, The Open University, Milton Keynes


30th November  2022, The Cynefin Framework and Megaproject Decision-making

Prof. David Snowden, Director and Founder – The Cynefin Centre and CSO, The Cynefin Company, Wales


 7th December 2022, Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus: A Summary of CECAN’s Research Findings of Relevance to Mega Infrastructure Policy and Planning

Prof. Liz Varga, Professor of Complex Systems, Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, UCL, London


22nd February 2022, Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts of Megaprojects and Sustainable Infrastructure: The role and importance of accounting studies 

Dr. Laura Corazza, Assistant Professor in Sustainability Accounting and Accountability & Dr. Dario Cottafava, Post-Doc Research Fellow. Department of Management, University of Turin


15th March 2022, The ‘Power of Context’ and Addressing Risk & Uncertainty in Mega Infrastructure Decision-making: What the global infrastructure crisis, climate change and COVID-19 taught us?

Prof. Harry T. Dimitriou, Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies and Director of OMEGA Centre, UCL, London


Time:        Typically: Wednesdays, 17.30 – 19.00 unless otherwise specified

Venue:      LG01 Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN unless otherwise specified (Directions at:


All are welcome and participation is free.  People wishing to attend are required to reserve a place through Eventbrite


Further details about the OMEGA Seminar Programme can be found on the OMEGA Centre’s website ( Further details of each seminar will be circulated nearer the time; for enquiries and to join the mailing list, please contact: Samhan, Hanadi (email: