Events

Nov
14
Wed
2018
The oxidation of metals; its impact on civilisation, ancient and modern @ LONDON Dana Studio
Nov 14 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

A lecture by Dr Fred Starr: The oxidation of metals; its impact on civilisation, ancient and modern

Dec
12
Wed
2018
William Marriott: engineer of a Norfolk railway and pioneer of reinforced concrete @ LONDON Dana Studio
Dec 12 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

A lecture by Alan Hayward: William Marriott: engineer of a Norfolk railway and pioneer of reinforced concrete

Jan
9
Wed
2019
The ‘Vergniais’ cast iron arch bridges @ LONDON Dana Studio
Jan 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

A lecture by Bernard Espion: The “Vergniais” cast iron arch bridges: a French capital venture in times of technological change (1850-1860)

Feb
13
Wed
2019
The Presidential Address @ LONDON Dana Studio
Feb 13 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Presidential Address by Robert Taylor.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
W J Macquorn Rankine’s early years @ LONDON Dana Studio
Mar 13 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

A lecture by Ben Marsden: Rediscovering the early career of W. J. Macquorn Rankine (1820-1872), engineering professor and scientist of energy

Apr
10
Wed
2019
From Peenemunde to Dortmund via Korea: A history of the Corporal Missile @ LONDON Dana Studio
Apr 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

A lecture by Simon Jump: From Peenemunde to Dortmund via Korea: A history of the Corporal Missile. A presentation on the development of the British Army’s first battlefield deployed, surface to surface, nuclear missile. Its conception by Wernher von Braun during the Second World War and its eventual deployment by the British Army in West Germany in the 1960s. Simon Jump was a serving member of The Royal Artillery and part of the Corporal guidance section, taking part in deployment exercises in West Germany and live firing launches on the Outer Hebrides.

May
8
Wed
2019
William Fairbairn – the Experimental Engineer @ LONDON Dana Studio
May 8 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

A lecture by Richard Byrom: William Fairbairn – the Experimental Engineer

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