EngineeringLate, London

22 September, 2017 | 18:30 - 21:30

Venue address:

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
Explore the world of civil engineering at One Great George Street.
Explore the world of civil engineering at One Great George Street.

About this event

ICE London is excited to present Engineering Late, a night of exploration, extravagance and entertainment finding out how our complex capital works.

Civil engineers do all sorts of things that we never see or hear about. The water flowing from your tap, the electricity turning your lights on, the waste you throw in the bin; all these are managed by civil engineers and the infrastructure they build. Now it's your turn to find out how they do it.

For one evening, ICE London will reveal to you the secrets of your city, giving you a glimpse in to the unknown.

On Friday 22 September 2017, One Great George Street, the prestigious home of civil engineering, will be open to members of the public.

From 18:30 to 21:30, the public are invited to come, see and interact with the world of engineering.

There will be live music, a chance to explore ICE's new Tunnel Exhibition, movies, talks, interactive activities, guided tours and much more.

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Thomas Telford Theatre

Thomas Telford Theatre

The lecture theatre is named after Thomas Telford who many consider to be the father of engineering and was the Institution of Civil Engineer's first president. His notable works include the design of the Ellesmere Canal, the Menai Suspension Bridge and St Katherine's Dock.

The Telford Theatre will host an interactive panel discussion with industry experts who will present their favourite infrastructure project. Hear all the reasons behind why each project and decide which project should be crowned the Best Infrastructure Project of the Last 200 Years.

  • 19.30 - What is the Best Infrastructure Project of the Last 200 Years? Join the debate and vote for the winning project.

Infrastructure Learning Hub

Infrastructure Learning Hub

The infrastructure learning hub will extend its opening hours until 21.30 for EngineeringLate. Attendees can explore the new ICE interactive Tunnel Exhibition which includes a virtual reality tunnel exploration, an opportunity to drive a tunnel boring machine simulator, hands on build-your-own LEGO challenge kits and much more. There will also more a series of talks and interactive demonstrations held in the infrastructure learning hub during the evening:

  • 18.35 Matt Joseph: The award winning photographer will giving attendees tips on how to take photos of amazing engineering and infrastructure
  • 19.00 Janet Miller, CEO Museum of London Archaeology: Janet will reveal some of the recent artefacts found in London including some discovered during Crossrail and give an insight into their significance.
  • 19.30 Live wind turbine demonstrations
  • 20.00 Janet Miller, CEO Museum of London Archaeology: When engineering meets archaeology

The Great Hall

The Great Hall

The great hall is the most impressive and largest room at One Great George Street. The room is adorned with marbled columned walls, ornate gold leaf and embellished plaster with two large crystal chandeliers hanging from the stunning painted high ceilings.

This grand room will host many of the evening entertainments with an exciting line-up of Jazz musicians, an array of refreshments, engineering quiz and plenty of selfie opportunities with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the greatest 19th century engineers (responsible for some of the best British engineering in history such as the striking Clifton Suspension Bridge).

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