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ICE NW Graduates and Students Cafe200 with Café Scientifique- Living in a Material World, Manchester


  • Lecture
  • Manchester
  • 27 November 2018
  • 18:30 - 20:00
cotton mill

About this event

As part of the Institution of Civil Engineers 200th anniversary, members are reaching out to public groups to celebrate the ongoing contribution civil engineers make to society.

ICE North West G&S have therefore partnered with Café Scientifique: Manchester again to present a lecture on “Living in a Material World”.

The presentation will offer an overview of the development of the global cotton industry, one of the world’s most important commodity trades, over the past 4000 years. The talk will seek to chart the societal and economic changes in the UK and elsewhere generated by the rapid expansion of the global cotton industry, amongst other things as a driver for technological change, ranging from transportation to building design, particularly in the 150-year period from 1780.

Come join us at NEO, Faulkner Street. Light refreshments will be provided on the day from 6pm for a 6.30 start.

Our speaker, John Beck is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Surveyor and was for 4 years the Director General of the International Cotton Association.


For more information please contact Kit Wolverson, kit.wolverson@mottmac.com


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The Lounge
9 Charlotte Street
Manchester M1 4ET
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Lauren Moczulski

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