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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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Academy Events

08 September 2014
In conversation with Sir John Parker: Reflections on leadership
6.00pm-8.00pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG

This event will provide Sir John Parker GBE FREng, President, Royal Academy of Engineering with an opportunity to share reflections on leadership at the close of his term as President with an invited audience of early-to-mid career engineers from across industry and academia.

Tickets for this event are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Invited guests only

This Invitation is non-transferable

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For further details, please contact Jessica Burgess



15 September 2014
Royal Academy of Engineering Annual General Meeting
4:00am - 7:00pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG

This AGM will mark the end of Sir John Parker's three years as Academy President. Fellows will also have the opportunity to hear from two Academy-sponsored researchers, who will speak about work they have undertaken with the Academy's support, as well as two Academy award presentations: the 2014 Sir George Macfarlane Medal and the 2014 Sir Frank Whittle Medal.

4.00pm: Registration opens

4.30pm to 5.20pm:  AGM Business

5.20pm to 6.00pm:  Speakers and presentation of Awards

6.00pm to 7.00pm: Drinks reception

Fellows only

For more information please contact Emma Calvert

If you would like to attend the AGM, please register online or complete the registration form by clicking here

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20 - 21 September 2014
Executive Engineers Programme
at Aston Business School, Birmingham

The Academy has developed this programme to meet the need for an enhanced career 'boot camp' for graduate engineers of high potential looking to accelerate their careers in high tech and innovative industries. This programme will lead participants to the rapid attainment of professional registration as Chartered Engineers (CEng) in addition to laying a firm foundation for a higher level business education and inspire them to enter a career in strategic business leadership.

The programme is organised in three stages, held as weekend courses, over three-years, delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies, interactive group exercises and presentations.

The full ticket cost is £545 (excl. VAT). This includes overnight accommodation, all course materials, meals and refreshments. The course fee must be paid in advance; no place will be confirmed otherwise.

The following cancellation charges will apply in respect to the course cost:
  • Less than 4 weeks' notice before the event - 100% of the total charge
  • Notification received 4 to 8 weeks before the event - 50% of the total charge
  • Notification received 9 to 12 weeks before the event - 25% of the total charge

For further details, please contact Jessica Burgess

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23 September 2014
Enterprise Hub Launchpad Competition Final
4.00pm - 7.00pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG

We are pleased to announce our new Launchpad Competition Award Ceremony. The award is aimed at budding UK technology entrepreneurs between the ages of 16 to 25 and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by business leaders. The winner of the new Launchpad Competition will receive the most valuable UK award for young entrepreneurs in the technology sector - the JC Gammon Award - designed to help cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs. The finalists will be announced on the 16 September 2014.

The winner will be crowned following polling voting from the audience and vote and judging panel.

The judges are: 

Ian Shott CBE FREng, Chair of the Academy's Enterprise Committee and Managing Partner at investment and advisory firm Shott Trinova LLP
David Gammon, investor; Roy Merritt, Founder and Partner at private equity firm Oakfield Capital Partners
Elspeth Finch, Director at Atkins
Glenn Manoff, Group Head of Corporate Affairs at Camelot
Roy Merritt, Founder and Partner at private equity form Oakfield Capital Partners

Free admission
Invited guests only

For more details, please contact The Events Team



26 September 2014
Research Forum
10.00am - 4.00pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

The Royal Academy of Engineering hosts an annual Research Forum to showcase the work of our awardees. This event includes presentations from both Academy funded researchers and their industry sponsors as well as a panel discussion involving representatives from other national research funding bodies. It provides an excellent opportunity for those engaged in engineering research (both within academia and industry) and other interested parties, to network and hear about leading edge research that is sponsored by the Academy. 

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02 October 2014
Fellows' visit to Explore Industrial Park in Steetley
10.00am - 1.30pm at Explore Industrial Park Explore Way, Steetley, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3DT

Explore Industrial Park represents a rebirth of Steetley's proud industrial heritage, creating new jobs and developing new skills for the workforce. In its heyday before closure, Steetley Colliery employed more than 500 people from the local area, making it Worksop's single largest employer. This is a chance for Fellows to have a guided tour of the park and see first-hand how Laing O'Rourke are "challenging and changing construction through innovative approaches to manufacturing and preassembly, and transforming traditional construction."
Tickets cost £25 (includes VAT) and are avaliable on a first-come, first-served basis.

We only have 12 spaces available and registration is essential.
For further details, please contact Ewan Dickson

The Explore Manufacturing article

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09 October 2014
Time to take the 'E' out of STEM?
6:30pm - 10:00pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

Whilst widespread efforts to encourage more young people into engineering careers are beginning to gain traction, an engineering skills shortage continues to loom over UK industry. With 100,000 science and engineering professionals needed every year by 2020, this event will ask if it's time to rethink our strategy for promoting engineering.

Traditional approaches to promoting engineering have aligned it heavily with science, technology and mathematics, but are these putting off those seeking a more creative career? Can we attract more talent by highlighting the ways engineering improves our quality of life?

This debate at the Royal Academy of Engineering will see speakers arguing for and against the motion 'This house believes that engineering should be rebranded as a creative & humanitarian discipline rather than a scientific and mathematically-driven endeavour'. Among those arguing for a creative rebranding will be Academy Fellow and Group Technical Director at Laing O'Rourke, Paul Westbury, while leading the charge for STEM will be Chair of Governors at King's College London Mathematics School, Professor Alison Wolf.

This event is free to attend but registration is required.

For more information please contact Emma Calvert

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17 November 2014
New Fellows' Briefing
12.30pm - 4.30pm at Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG

This event is an opportunity for New Fellows to meet each other, be welcomed by the President, the Chief Executive and Directors, as well as find out more about the Academy's activities. There will be short presentations and an opportunity for New Fellows to put questions to the teams, giving all a chance to consider how they would most like to get involved.

Invited guests only

For more information please contact Emma Calvert



17 November 2014
New Fellows' Dinner
6.30pm - 10.30pm at Drapers Hall, Throgmorton St, London EC2N 2DQ

The New Fellows' Dinner will be held on Monday 17 November at Drapers Hall.

There will be a brief ceremony in the livery hall immediately before dinner where the President will formally receive the new Honorary Fellows, new Fellows and new International Fellows.

The ticket price of £90 is waived for New Fellows; but will apply for additional guest tickets. Booking form will be available soon.

Invited guests only

For more information please contact Jessica Burgess



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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