Welcome to the British Geotechnical Association (BGA). We are the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom. We also perform the role of the Ground Board for the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as being the UK member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM).
The British Geotechnical Association organise a range of meetings and events, including the prestigious Rankine Lecture held every year in March at Imperial College. This year Richard Jardine will deliver the 56th Rankine Lecture. We also hold monthly discussion meetings in London and other technical seminars and events at a variety of locations.
At the British Geotechnical Association we are proud to support the next generation of geotechnical engineers. The Cooling Prize offers the opportunity for engineers to write their first paper, while our recent MSc Prize supports aspiring students of ground engineering subjects. Our new Young Members Group is working to provide relevant information and events to those pre-Chartership.