The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to confirm that the 60th Rankine Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Stephan Jefferis, will be held as an in-person event at Imperial College London on 16 March 2022. The title of the lecture is The Unusual and the Unexpected in Geotechnical Engineering: Observation – Analogy – Experiment.
The BGA highlights that that conditions imposed by the venue are different to arrangements for previous Rankine Lectures. Key points to note are:
Additional Covid 19 Precautions are mandatory for in-person attendees: for the safety of everyone, please:
The Rankine Lecture is widely viewed as the most prestigious of the invited lectures in geotechnics. It commemorates William John Macquorn Rankine, Professor of Civil Engineering at Glasgow University, who was one of the first engineers in the UK to make a significant contribution to soil mechanics. He is best known for his theory for the earth pressure on retaining walls.
The event will be webcast live. A viewing link will be available on the day of the event via the BGA website
The Rankine Dinner will be held after the lecture. The Dinner is currently fully subscribed.
The BGA looks forward to welcoming attendees, both in-person and online.