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A history of ICE, Reading

  • Lecture
  • Reading
  • 06 August 2019
  • 18:00 - 19:30
A history of ICE, Reading

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.

Mike Chrimes, previously ICE Chief Librarian, will be giving a presentation on the history of the ICE at Mott MacDonald Reading Office. Mike worked for the Institution for 37 years until his retirement in 2014 and is an eminent civil engineering historian.


For any other information about the committee or the meeting itself contact: Jonathan Austin | Events Coordinator, ICE Graduates Students Apprentice Thames Valley Branch 2018-19


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Event venue

Mott MacDonald offices
1st Floor, Sovereign House
Vastern Road
Reading RG1 8BT
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: [email protected]