Lecture Programme 2023-2024

We have a super lecture programme this year!

Full details for all of our events can be found at engineers.scot/events/ies-events

What have mathematicians ever done for us?

Prof Chris Dent

How mathematical and statistical thinking have been able to help in addressing real world questions, particularly within current ‘hot topics’ of energy security, climate resilience and wider public policy.

Tuesday 24th October 2023

In-person at 6.30pm in room TL423, Teaching and Learning Building, North Portland St, University of Strathclyde, G1 1XN - Registration for In-person

Online at 6.30pm – Registration for Online

Full details for all of our events can be found at www.engineers.scot/events/ies-events


The Rankine Memorial Lecture

Crossed Lines – Key strategic lessons learned from the completion of the Crossrail project

Mark Wilde

The compelling story of completing Crossrail and getting the Elizabeth Line open, how the programme found itself in significant disarray and trouble after years of apparent success and

an explanation of the key strategic lessons learned.

Tuesday 14th November 2023

Online only at 6.30pm – Registration for Online

Full details for all of our events can be found at www.engineers.scot/events/ies-events


Joint meeting with RINA

Following Nature’s lead - Bioinspired technologies

Prof Adam Stokes

Bioinspired technologies - how they work and what can they be used for? Where are the limits? What do they replace?

Tuesday 5th December 2023

In-person at 6.30pm in room TL423, Teaching and Learning Building, North Portland St, University of Strathclyde, G1 1XN - Registration for In-person

Online at 6.30pm – Registration for Online

Full details for all of our events can be found at www.engineers.scot/events/ies-events


Joint meeting with IMarEST

Scottish Marine Technology Park

Speaker tba

Tuesday 9th January 2024

In-person University of Strathclyde, Henry Dyer Building room 1.13

Full details for all of our events can be found at www.engineers.scot/events/ies-events


Building perimeters – the multi-disciplinary work of façade engineers

Gavin Kerr

Façade engineering and it’s (little known) importance in our daily lives! Real-life projects, the challenges in finding the best solution for the client and the building user whilst still addressing function, economy, sustainability and visual effect.

Tuesday 6th February 2024

In-person at 6.30pm in room TL423, Teaching and Learning Building, North Portland St, University of Strathclyde, G1 1XN - Registration for In-person

Online at 6.30pm – Registration for Online

Full details for all of our events can be found at www.engineers.scot/events/ies-events


Batteries – the inside story!

Professor Sir Peter Bruce

Batteries [lay a fundamental role in all our lives for short and increasingly for long term storage. The speaker will provide an overview as well as describing his own research in Oxford.

Tuesday 5th March 2024

In-person at 6.30pm in room TL423, Teaching and Learning Building, North Portland St, University of Strathclyde, G1 1XN - Registration for In-person

Online at 6.30pm – Registration for Online

Full details for all of our events can be found at www.engineers.scot/events/ies-events


Hedgehog or Fox?   The new Engineer and the old Philosopher – exploring ethics in 2024

Prof Raffaella Ocone

This talk argues that ethics in engineering is more than the consideration of ethical dilemmas and the application of ethical principles. Ethics in engineering, like philosophy, should determine the course of action.

Tuesday 16th April 2024

In-person at 6.30pm in room TL423, Teaching and Learning Building, North Portland St, University of Strathclyde, G1 1XN - Registration for In-person

Online at 6.30pm – Registration for Online

Full details for all of our events can be found at www.engineers.scot/events/ies-events


New members are welcome, if you are an Engineer or have an interest in Engineering, if you want to learn about current topics, discuss current topics or give something back we are the Institution for you. Find out more here


CPD certificates will be available on application

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