Archive Panel

Our Archive Panel has expert knowledge in civil engineering history. It advises ICE on how to add to, preserve and promote its archives.

The panel helps ICE look after and research its huge historical collection. This includes manuscripts, notebooks, drawings, photos and papers on past construction projects – from Marc Brunel’s Thames Tunnel to today's Channel Tunnel.

Meet the panel

The Archive panel is made up of a variety of industry experts. Find out more about our panel chair and details of the panel's members.

  • Panel chair: Professor Eur Ing Barry Clarke CEng FICE

    Archive Panel

    Barry Clarke, Professor of Civil Engineering Geotechnics at the University of Leeds, is a past president of ICE and the Engineering Professors Council (EPC), and a past chairman of the British Geotechnical Society (BGS).


Other panel members

Panel member name Employer
Lawrance Hurst Hurst, Peirce & Malcolm
Bernard Gambrill Independent
Dr Robert McWilliam Independent
Rob Thomas Institution of Structural Engineers
Beata Bradford Science Museum
Terry Girdler Conisbee
Paul Bell Jampel Davison & Bell
Brian Crossley Independent
Fran Littlewood Canal and River Trust
Karyn Stuckey Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Andrew Smith ACS Stuctures / Chairman IStrucE History Study Group
Mike Chrimes Independent
Gordon Masterton PHEW Panel representative
Keith Thomas Independent

What are we working on?

The panel:

  • Promotes the archive collections
  • Develops a digital policy so that more archives are available online
  • Adds more modern projects to the collection
  • Organises public displays of topical collections at ICE's London headquarters

If you have the professional expertise and would like to join the panel, we want to hear from you. Email us at