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The Academy has a vibrant, informative and varied events programme. For more information about Academy events as well as registration links please view the list of current events below. If you require further information on any event please contact the Academy Events Team.

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07 May 2014
National Mentoring Consortium 20th Annual Awards Ceremony
1.00pm-5.00pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

The National Mentoring Consortium (NMC) is staging its 20th Annual Awards Ceremony in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy).

Speakers and Award presenters currently confirmed include:
Philip Greenish CBE Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Bobby Barnes, Deputy Chief Executive of the Professional Football Association (PFA)
Chi Onwurah MP
Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, The Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons
Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chairman of the Association for Engineering Consultancy (ACE)
Dr Victor Olisa, Chief Superintendent, Borough Commander for Haringey

In partnering with the NMC, the Academy aims to bring an engineering flavour to the Awards, and provide employers and others with insight into the work of an organisation which aims to enhance the employability of Black and Asian graduates.

The NMC was founded in 1994 and since then its membership has grown to include over 250 employers and 20 universities across the UK. The NMC is based at the University of East London and its patrons are Lord Michael Bichard, Lord Herman Ouseley, Tarique Ghaffur, Reeta Chakrabarti, Lord Sawyer of Darlington, David Blunket and Sir Trevor MacDonald OBE.

The NMC aims to:
  • Promote equality and diversity in graduate recruitment of BAME graduates
  • Enhance the employability of ethnic minority graduates
  • Assist employers with the implementation of diversity and equal opportunities policy

Registration is now open

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Free Admission - Invited guests only

Lunch will be provided on arrival



13 May 2014
Data Driven Diversity: The facts about being LGBT in the Engineering profession
7.15pm - 9.30pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

Stonewall, The Royal Academy of Engineering & BP Pride are proud to invite you to this first of its kind event which looks to bring together Engineering Professionals and colleagues from various organisations to learn more about LGBT diversity in this profession. Our aim is to educate on where the industry sits in the LGBT space, find ways to make Engineering/Manufacturing more attractive to LGBT staff and provide an effective networking opportunity for you to meet like-minded individuals.

Invite Only - Please register
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For more information please contact the Events Team:
Phone: 020 7766 0682

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14 May 2014
Enterprise Hub Showcase
Speakers: Sir Robin Saxby FREng, founding CEO of ARM Holdings, and Dr Hermann Hauser FREng founder of Amadeus and Acorn.
5.00pm to 9.00pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG

The Showcase will feature two of the UK's most successful technology entrepreneurs: Sir Robin Saxby FREng, founding CEO of ARM Holdings, and Dr Hermann Hauser CBE FREng FRS, founder of Amadeus Capital Partners and Acorn Computers and a key player in the founding of ARM. They will share their exceptional knowledge and experience and provide the audience with a rare opportunity to hear their personal insights into the founding of one of the UK's leading business empires.

The event will also introduce the Academy's Enterprise Fellows - academics-turned-entrepreneurs supported by a bespoke package of funding and money-can't-buy mentoring from the Academy to help turn their cutting-edge innovations into viable businesses. The technologies featured will range from printable lasers to the world's fastest atomic force microscope to a fuel-efficient half-size catalytic convertor.


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03 June 2014
Cheltenham Science Festival 2014 - A Waterproof World?
2.30pm-3.30pm at at Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham

Water, water, everywhere: 2014 has seen homes ruined and landscapes changed forever. Many countries have already learned to live with regular flooding and it seems this could be in the UK's not-too-distant future as well. Academy Fellow Roger Falconer and architects Robert Barker and Richard Coutts ask: how can we live with water and can it actually transform our society for the better?

Tickets cost £7
To book tickets and more information please visit the Cheltenham Science Festival website or contact Manisha Lalloo



04 June 2014
Innovation in aerospace
Chair Sir John Parker GBE FREng, President, Royal Academy of Engineering
1.00pm-5.30pm at at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

This latest in the Academy's Innovation in... series of events will showcase a selection of some of the most recent advances in the aerospace sector. It will focus on the technological innovations being made in aircrafts as well as exploring innovations in control systems and environmental performance.

Tickets cost £10

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06 June 2014
Cheltenham Science Festival 2014 - Why do we need inspiring leaders?
3.15pm - 4.15pm at at Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham

The RISE awards aim to recognising inspirational scientists and engineers, as part of the Academy's Engineering for Growth campaign. This event, funded by EPSRC asks how do you get the most out of a team and how do you inspire them to be innovative, creative and to see new solutions to old problems? MP David Willetts, the British Science Association's Imran Khan, creative facilitator Liz Ogilvie, psychologist Nick Baylis and others discuss the skills and qualities required to be an inspiring leader and what we can all do to become more inspiring ourselves.

Tickets cost £8
To book tickets and more information please visit the Cheltenham Science Festival website or contact Manisha Lalloo



17 June 2014
The contribution of engineering to peri-operative patient safety
Keynote Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri, Chief Scientific Advisor, Institute for Medical Science and Technology, University of Dundee
9.00am for 10.00am-5.30pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

Peri-operative patient safety is increasingly underpinned by engineering technology. Medical care is complex, which creates the need for a systems approach to peri-operative care. Engineers already apply this approach to ensure the safety of their designs and the principles are transferable to the clinical setting. This conference will explore how they might be applied in peri-operative care. It will cover sessions on anaesthesia and intensive care, surgery and engineering systems for safety. The conference is organised in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Anaesthetists and IPEM.

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Registration is now open with tickets available for:
Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Fellows and trainees of the Royal College of Surgeons
Fellows and trainees of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
IPEM members and trainee IPEM members

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Full ticket price £100

Trainee ticket price £50

For further details contact Philippa Shelton

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19 June 2014
Summer Soirée and Exhibition
6.00pm - 10.30pm at Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC),
Pilot Way, Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU

This year's Soirée will be hosted by the Manufacturing Technology Centre in the presence of Royal Fellow, HRH The Duke of Kent. During the afternoon, Fellows of the Academy and guests will be offered tours of the 12,000 m2 purpose built, state-of-the-art facility. In the evening, there will be an exhibition with the theme of Manufacturing - at the heart of the nation, featuring displays of engineering and manufacturing research and innovation from the members of the MTC, followed by reception and dinner at Ansty Park.

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Full ticket price £80

Fellows only 

Information on the Manufacturing Technology Centre

Full programme will be published soon

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02 July 2014
Royal Academy of Engineering Annual Awards Dinner 2014
In association with Airbus Group

6.30pm at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

The evening celebrates and recognises British engineering achievements and excellence in innovation. You will be joined by Members of Parliament, HRH The Princess Royal, business leaders and some of the UK's most recognised early career engineers.

Fellows and invited guests only

For more information, please contact Jessica Burgess

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Forum Partners

The Royal Academy of Engineering thanks our Forum Partners for the support of our 2014 programme. Find out more about our 2014 Forum Partners: BAE Systems, Bosch, GKN, IBM, NATS, QinetiQ, URS Corporation, and Weir Group


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