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The Smeatonian society Dinner will take place after the close of the ICE Smeaton Lecture.
The Dinner will take place in the Infrastructure Learning Hub (Floor 1). Ticket price is £50 plus vat per person inclusive of 3 course dinner and beverages.
As seating capacity is very limited, reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ensure you reserve your seat asap.
Dinner package includes:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietary requirements that you may have.
18:15 - Registration and refreshments
18:45 - Welcome from the Chair – Lord Robert Mair
18.50 - Presentation – Tony Ridley with Richard Anderson
19:35 - Questions and Answers
19:55 - Vote of thanks – Robert Benaim, President, Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers
20:00 - Close of lecture
20:10 - Pre-dinner drinks
20:30 - Dinner
Emeritus Professor of Transport Engineering, Imperial College London
Past ICE President, Professor Tony Ridley, has been extremely influential in the world of transportation. As the first Director General of the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive he was the promoter of the Tyne and Wear Metro system which opened in 1980 carrying 40m passengers per year. He subsequently led the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation and London Underground Ltd before joining the board of Eurotunnel.
He was Director of the University of London Centre for Transport Studies and was also Emeritus Professor of Transport Engineering at Imperial College London (1991–1999) and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1997– 1999).
World Scientific will shortly publish his book, Engineering in Perspective – Lessons for a successful Career, which is based on wide experience in both practice and academia.
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College
Richard is the Managing Director of the Railway and Transport Strategy Centre at Imperial College London, an applied and academic research division within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He co-directs a growing, multi-disciplinary team, of over 30 researchers, practitioners and consultants, specialising in transport performance and analytics, mass transport in cities, international benchmarking and public transport management.
Richard has a unique, global knowledge of urban public transport operations and is a specialist in international benchmarking and mass transit. He provides advice to the leaders of major urban railways worldwide. He combines an understanding of the commercial imperatives facing transport systems with academically rigorous research and analysis. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences, including those recently hosted by the OECD International Transport Forum and the Indian Ministry of Urban Development.
Prior to joining the RTSC, Richard was employed by consultants Halcrow Fox until 2000, working on the planning of major rail projects and including a two-year secondment to London Transport Planning.