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BGA annual dinner and lecture: The historic underpinning of Winchester Cathedral - heroic or horrific?

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

Date
26 September 2023
Time
18:00 - 23:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

The BGA Annual Dinner is a new addition to BGA’s annual calendar of events. This prestigious occasion will bring together the geotechnical community for an evening of fine food, socializing and networking. The inaugural BGA Annual Dinner will also include a lecture by Professors John Burland and Jamie Standing on the underpinning of Winchester Cathedral. The lecture will only be open to those attending the dinner.

Advance booking is required for the BGA Annual Dinner and lecture, which includes the presentation, a drinks reception, and a three-course dinner.

If you are booking for a group of several people, it is not necessary to nominate guests unless they have special dietary or access requirements.

To give as many members as possible the opportunity to join the BGA at this prestigious event, companies will be restricted to purchasing no more than 10 places initially, with the option of requesting further places if demand allows. If there is an over-subscription, applicants will be placed on a waiting list and advised as soon as possible if further places become available.

Dress code: lounge suits

Please note that any invoices raised for this event are raised on behalf of the BGA.

Prices

Ticket Price
Per person £120 (excl. VAT)
Per table of 10 £1,200 (excl. VAT)
Early Career Group member £80 (excl. VAT)

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.

Speakers

John Burland

John Burland

Imperial College London

emeritus professor and senior research investigator

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John Burland

Professor John Burland, CBE, DSc(Eng), FREng, FRS, NAE, FIC, FCGI was educated in South Africa and studied civil engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. After studying for his PhD at Cambridge University, Professor Burland joined the Building Research Station in 1966, then became Head of the Geotechnics Division in 1972, and Assistant Director in 1979. In 1980 he was appointed to the Chair of Soil Mechanics at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. He is now Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College.

Professor Burland has been responsible for the design of many large ground engineering projects such as the underground car park at the Palace of Westminster and the foundations of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. He specialises in problems relating to the interaction between the ground and masonry buildings. He was London Underground's expert witness for the Parliamentary Select Committees on the Jubilee Line Extension and has advised on many geotechnical aspects of that project, including ensuring the stability of the Big Ben Clock Tower. He was a member of the international board of consultants advising on the stabilisation of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City and was a member of the Italian Prime Minister's Commission for stabilising the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Jamie Standing

Jamie Standing

Imperial College London

professor of ground engineering

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Jamie Standing

Jamie Standing is Professor of Ground Engineering at Imperial College London. Professor Standing teaches soil mechanics at undergraduate and masters level. He is an active researcher who has supervised a large number of MSc and PhD projects. Professor Standing has published numerous papers mostly relating to ground and structural response to tunnelling and full-scale field monitoring but his interests and papers also cover unsaturated soils and engineering geology.

He has held a number of posts within learned societies and other academic institutions, including as a member of the Geotechnique Advisory Panel (2006-2008), visiting professor at the Beijing University of Technology (2008-2011), and editorial panel member and assistant scientific editor of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (2013-2018). He is currently a member of three technical committees of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (TC204, TC220 and TC301).

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Shelly Ann Russell

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