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75th Anniversary of the British Geotechnical Association and annual dinner

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

Date
15 October 2024
Time
13:00 - 22:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
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Overview

This year is 75 years since the origins of the British Geotechnical Association. In 1948 the council of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) decided to form a British National Society of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMFE) and the first official meeting of the society was held on 19th October 1949. In 1998 the ICE approached the then British Geotechnical Society (BGS) with a proposal to merge it with their Ground Board and the name was changed to the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) to make it clear that the newly formed body was different.

The BGA will officially celebrate its 75th Anniversary at One Great George Street in London with a special event that will include the 55th Cooling Prize, a lecture by professor Lord Robert Mair titled “Unusual tunnel collapses – the role of geotechnics”, and concluding with the 2nd BGA Annual Dinner in the Great Hall.

Prices

Membership Cost
ECG Member £40.00
BGA Member £120.00
Non-member £150.00

Organised by

The British Geotechnical Association

The British Geotechnical Association

The BGA is the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom and organises a number of high profile events each year.

Venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 3AA

Programme

13:00 - 14:00

Registration accompanied by coffee/tea in the Great Hall

14:00 - 15:00

Welcome and reflections on the past 25 years

15:00 - 16:300

Cooling Prize Competition

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00

Lecture by Lord Robert Mair

18:00 - 19:00

Reception in the Smeaton and Brunel Rooms

19:00 - 22:00

BGA dinner

Speaker

Professor Lord Robert Mair

Professor Lord Robert Mair

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

director of research

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Professor Lord Robert Mair

Professor Lord Robert Mair is Emeritus Sir Kirby Laing professor of civil engineering and former head of civil and environmental engineering at Cambridge University. He read engineering at Clare College, Cambridge and subsequently obtained a PhD in 1979. Before his appointment as head of civil and environmental engineering in 1998, he had spent 25 years in industry, throughout which time he maintained and developed close links with the academic world. He is also one of the founding directors of the Geotechnical Consulting Group and past president of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Throughout his career he has advised on numerous civil engineering projects worldwide, specialising in underground construction – his principal research interest.

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

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