The series of evening meetings and lectures is now complete.
You will find below a list of events from our 2010-11 programme. If you are interested in obtaining any material or lecture notes distributed at the event, please contact us and we will try to help.
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9 June, 2011 - What Nature did and did not give Aerospace
Glasgow Science Festival lecture
Roderick A McD Galbraith
There are many things to be learned from nature but it is more often than not ill-advised to mimic it in its entirety. The talk will focus on the development of special aspects of aerospace systems and the way in which the natural world has influenced their development,…
19 April, 2011 - The Design of Long Span Bridges
Macmillan Memorial lecture
Michel Virlogeux will use the design of long span bridges as a vehicle for discussing the role of the design engineer in the multidisciplinary context of major construction projects,…
19 April, 2011 - Annual General Meeting
The Institution's AGM at which office bearers for the ensuing session are elected and the Annual Report and Accounts are presented for approval,…
8 March, 2011 - Low Carbon Economy - Can engineers start to define questions rather than answer them?
Keith Clarke, CEO, Atkins
Later this year, world leaders will meet to define the political map of a low carbon society. Politicians, expert negotiators, even carbon traders all have a place at the change table, but my argument is based around the seat that engineers must occupy,…
8 February, 2011 – The History of Lloyds Register
Ian White, Project Manager, Queen Elizabeth Class carriers
Lloyd's Register is an international success story. Some 7,700 men and women of over 90 nationalities work for the organisation at 238 offices in 227 countries and other territories.,…
11 January, 2011 – Ship Stabilisers and other Fife Activities
30 November, 2010 – Titanic Revisited
As the centenary approaches of the loss of the White Star Line RMS Titanic in April 1912, it is appropriate to revisit the circumstances that led to the introduction of the ship, the construction and engineering, her demise and the social implications of the aftermath,…
9 November, 2010 – High Speed Rail; Visions of the Future
Professor Rod Smith, Imperial College
We can trace the development of transport infrastructure in the UK through turnpike roads, canals, railways, truck roads, airports and motorways. The question now being asked is what is the next transport infrastructure?,…
28 September, 2010 – Scots Engineers who made the Modern World
Dr Gordon G T Masterton, OBE
Gordon's Presidential Address will combine a review of Scots Engineers' contribution to the shape of the modern world, outside Scotland, with a look to where Scottish-based engineering can position itself to be an engine for economic recovery once again.,….
21 September, 2010 – The AMC Floating Dock, Western Australia
The University Lecture
In the year 2000, the Government of Western Australia commissioned the construction of a new common user fabrication and maintenance facility close to the capital city of Perth and its associated seaport, Fremantle.,….