In October 2020 Prof Gioia Falcone from the University of Glasgow presented our first lecture commemorating our first President William John Macquorn Rankine
William Rankine was born in 1820 and the bicentenary of his birth seemed a fitting occasion to launch this prestigious lecture.
Prof Gioia Falcone
Our Institution were very pleased to welcome Prof Falcone, both our Institution and Rankine share many links with the university: Rankine was the first Chair of Engineering at the University; the Professorial Chair – The Rankine Chairs were gifted through donations from Institution members.
When the Institution moved from its premises in Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, our Institution donated its full technical library to the University of Glasgow, the Institution has made several additional donations since its foundation in Glasgow in 1857