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“Engineering a Better World” Lessons from events like Grenfell on delivering outcomes that benefit society

Event organised by ICE

Date
05 July 2022
Time
18:30 - 20:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Saïd Business School
Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
United Kingdom
Add to Calendar 05-07-2022 18:30 05-07-2022 20:00 false GMT “Engineering a Better World” Lessons from events like Grenfell on delivering outcomes that benefit society https://www.ice.org.uk/events/latest-events/engineering-a-better-world/ Saïd Business School, Oxford

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Overview

The Grenfell Tower fire was a chilling lesson in how failure – human and technical – can lead to tragedy. Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng will talk on what lessons can be learnt from this and how engineering can help to make the world a better place drawing on some of her personal experiences, the importance of ethics in engineering and building Safer Complex Systems.

Following the tragic fire which occurred at Grenfell Tower in London in June 2017, Dame Judith conducted an independent review into Building Regulations and Fire Safety related to high rise buildings for the Government.

The meeting will be chaired by Richard Bayfield FICE FCIArb (Former Chair SCL and currently ICE Trustee for ethics and professional conduct).

Join us at Oxford’s Said Business School from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. The Said Business School is near Oxford’s train and bus stations.

For further enquiries please contact [email protected]

This meeting is free of charge to SCL and ICE Members & their guests. Book now.

Venue

Saïd Business School
Park End Street
Oxford
OX1 1HP

Speaker

Dame Judith Hackitt

Dame Judith Hackitt

Royal Academy of Engineering

chemical engineer

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Dame Judith Hackitt

Dame Judith Hackitt is a chemical engineer by training and spent her early career working in the chemicals industry – both in manufacturing and also as an advocate for the industry at national and international level. She is a former President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Fellow and Trustee of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Throughout her career she has championed the importance of Engineering in delivering solutions which provide benefit to society and has been a role model particularly for young women wanting to enter the profession. Her current non-Exec roles are based around her continued passion for Manufacturing and Engineering. She is Chair of Enginuity, Senior Independent Non-Exec at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and a Board member of HS2.

She cares deeply about safety in the workplace and more broadly. From 2007 to 2016 she was Chair of the Health and Safety Executive and in 2017 conducted an Independent Review for UK Government into Building Regulations and Fire Safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Since publishing her final report in 2018 she has continued to press for regulatory change and for industry culture change and her recommendations for radical reform of the regulatory system recently received Royal Assent in the Building Safety Act 2022.

For more information please contact:

Emily Jalloh