Monthly Archives: March 2017

Cooling Prize Results

Sergio Solera reports from the 47th Cooling Prize Competition, held in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 21st March The 48th Cooling Prize Competition took place at the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers at Newcastle upon Tyne on 21st March 2017.  Four finalists were chosen this year to present their work.  The meeting was hosted by the Northern Geotechnical Group and chaired by Stephan Jefferis, Chairman of the British Geotechnical

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February 2017 Newsletter

Flyers, booking arrangements and full details of all BGA events are available on the BGA website at www.britishgeotech.org.uk.   Sad News: We are very sorry to inform you that Andrew Lord, who chaired the BGS from 1993 to 1995, died on 14 February aged 75. Attending BGA Events in person: Please let us know if your commitments prevent you from attending an event for which you have previously registered so that a) someone else may do so and b)

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57th Rankine Lecture Recording

Regrettably, as those of you who attempted to view Prof Alonso’s Lecture online last night discovered, there was a technical hitch by Imperial College’s Audio Visual Department so that the live online viewing link we had distributed failed.  Some viewers managed to locate the correct link but missed the opening 20 minutes or so of the presentation while searching for it.   The fault has been identified and Imperial College have apologised

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Nick O’Riordan to deliver 58th Rankine Lecture

Last night after an entertaining and informative 57th Rankine Lecture delivered by Eduardo Alonso, the 58th Rankine Lecturer was announced at the Rankine Dinner. In 2018 the Rankine Lecture will be delivered by Nick O'Riordan. Nick is an Arup Fellow and has been the Global Geotechnics Skill leader for Arup since 2009.  He has over 30 years’ experience of ground-related risk management associated with contaminated and derelict land, earthquake

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ECG Post Rankine Lecture Drinks

The BGA ECG warmly invite attendees to networking drinks following Professor Alonso’s Rankine Lecture 2017. The h-bar is located downstairs from the main lecture theatre and directions will be given on the night. Sponsored by Arup (on a first come, first served basis) 15th March 2017 following the lecture The h-bar, Level 0 Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London For details and location of the h-bar see:  http://www.imperial.ac.uk/food-and-drink/catering-outlets/h-bar/

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