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History of ICE, Portsmouth

  • Lecture
  • Portsmouth
  • 09 October 2018
  • 17:30 - 19:30
History of ICE, Portsmouth

About this event

In 1818 a small group of young engineers met in a London coffee shop and founded the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the world’s first professional engineering body. They had hoped that lots of engineers from different engineering backgrounds would join the institution. However, civil engineering hadn't really become an official profession yet, and before the 18th century most engineers were in the armed forces. After two years of struggling to attract new members, ICE asked Thomas Telford to become its first President.

Please join Mike Chrimes in Portsmouth at University of Portsmouth, Portland Building to hear more about the history of the ICE. Mike worked for the Institution for 37 years until his retirement in 2014. He is an eminent civil engineering historian.

Event venue

University of Potsmouth
Portland Building, Room PO 2.33A
Portland Street
Portsmouth PO1 3AH
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: anne.qualters@ice.org.uk