The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

The 2023 John Mitchell Lecture

BGA Meeting
  • 24.01.2023
  • 18:30 - 19:45
  • Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting
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The 2023 John Mitchell Lecture: Road Asset, Socioeconomic and Fatality Risk from Debris Flow


Professor Michael Winter of Winter Associates

24th Jan 2023 18:30 hours

Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Event Information

The 2023 John Mitchell Lecture will be delivered by Professor Michael Winter.

This event is planned as an in-person event, and will also be webcast live.

This event is free to attend, but advance booking is required. A booking link will be available via this page at a later date.

The John Mitchell Award is presented annually by the ICE, based on a nomination from the BGA, for significant contributions in the field of geotechnical engineering. The award was instituted in 2008 in memory of the prominent geotechnical engineer John Mitchell of Arup, who was killed while observing piling works at a central London site in 1990.

The award criteria considered by the BGA include the following:

  • In reflection of John Mitchell’s career, selection will favour practical applications of up to date geotechnical concepts or models (rather than advanced theoretical academic practice).
  • The BGA will consider individuals, like John, who in the course of their careers via incremental works have made significant contribution to geotechnical practice.
  • Notwithstanding the above, the BGA will in addition consider any contemporary practitioner who has instigated a major advance in the geotechnical field, thus opening the award up to the innovative, regardless of age or incremental contribution count.

This event is free to attend.

Refreshment Details

Tea and Coffee will be available from 18:00

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