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Upcoming Events

ICE - Smeaton Lecture 2024: John Smeaton, mechanical engineer – rotating machinery, history and legacy

16th July 2024 7:00 pm

The 2024 ICE Smeaton Lecture will be delivered by Ric Parker, visiting professor in mechanical engineering at Imperial College London. He will provide a retrospective of John Smeaton’s work – in particular, his achievements in the field…

IChemE - Webinar: Sustainable Circular Economy: Technical, Economic, Political and Social Dimensions

18th July 2024 8:00 am

This webinar will discuss what a circular economy is (and isn’t!) and how it can contribute towards achieving net zero, societal equality, and resource security. Achieving a truly sustainable circular economy involves interacting with…

BCS - Emerging technology – Buzzwords, hype and real change

25th July 2024 6:00 pm

Ian Hughes will explore how many of today’s (and tomorrow’s) buzzwords in technology are coming together for meaningful change or not.

NMFlight - Conservation Hangar Talks

30th July 2024 2:00 pm

See behind the scenes of the work carried out in the museum’s Conservation hangar with these free talks.

Join a member of our Visitor Experience team for a behind-the-scenes look in our Conservation hangar on a free daily talk…

NMFlight - Behind the Scenes Tours

31st July 2024 12:00 pm

Find out about our collection of aero-engines and propellers on a curator-led tour of our Object Store.

National Museums Scotland has one of the most comprehensive collections of aircraft engines anywhere in the world, some of…

ISE - Developing bridge management decision support tools consider climate risks

31st July 2024 1:00 pm

An online technical presentation and demonstration of bridge decision support system.

Existing bridge management systems have significant limitations. They often operate in isolation from other asset management tools and lack…

IMarEST - Introduction to Arctic Frontiers

7th August 2024 12:00 pm

Arctic Frontiers is a non-profit organisation based in Tromsø, Norway. The focus of the organisation is to bring together scientists, policy-makers, businesses and local communities for discussions on key Arctic issues, and to be a…

Accelerating Innovation in Manufacturing

28th August 2024 9:30 am

Ambitious manufacturing businesses across Glasgow City Region are benefiting from £14 million ‘levelling up’ funding for three research and development (R&D) projects to upskill the workforce, boost sustainability and productivity…

IET - STEP: generating energy from fusion

5th September 2024 12:00 pm

STEP: generating energy from fusion

RAEng - Energy: decarbonising equitably, effectively and democratically

5th September 2024 6:00 pm

Mini series: Engineering and a just transition to net zero

Engineers play a critical role in showing how we can achieve socially beneficial outcomes, however, these must be shaped by wider society. Identifying these outcomes…

IET - Navigating the AI landscape

18th September 2024 2:00 pm

Are you curious about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is affecting legal and reputational risk? Do you want to explore the ethical challenges posed by AI systems? Look no further! Our upcoming discussion promises to be an engaging…

ISE - Reclaiming the air (sponsored content)

19th September 2024 2:00 pm

This afternoon’s webinar, sponsored by Getzner, explores a detailed case study on innovative vibration isolation solutions and structural design challenges in Boston’s first air rights project in over 30 years.

In large cities…

Manufacturing Solutions Scotland

2nd October 2024 8:30 am

Bringing all the leading technology suppliers together the GTMA and NMIS are providing an ideal conduit for the transfer of technology from the specialist suppliers to the practical industrial landscape, where its take-up and practical…

Fairfield Heritage - PS Waverley from keel to preservation, 1946 to 1975

2nd October 2024 2:00 pm

PS Waverley: from keel to preservation, 1946 to 1975

A talk about the construction and life of this paddle steamer on the anniversary of its launch date.

This talk will be by Iain Quinn, Clyde Steamers’ Historian and…

James Watt Dinner 2024!

4th October 2024 7:00 pm

The annual James Watt Dinner hosted by the Institution of Engineers in Scotland is a celebration of all engineering combined with entertainment.

Held (almost) annually since 1882, 2024 will be our 114th dinner!

Guests are…

NMS - Members' event: Maps: Memories from the Second World War

22nd October 2024 7:00 pm

Join us for this exclusive Member event which will explore the many uses of maps and the stories behind them during the Second World War.

Join Julie Gibb, Assistant Curator of Science, and Dr Calum Robertson, Senior Curator of…

Fairfield Heritage - An in-depth look at ship model-making over the years

25th October 2024 2:00 pm

Throughout the centuries, ship-building companies, including those titans of the industry on the Clyde, have made use of intricate models for design, planning and marketing purposes. Complete in every detail, marine models have long…

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