Prestige Lecture

Annual Prestige Lecture

Each year EMESP organises a premium lecture for its members to attend. This is one of the main events for EMESP and is seen as a major annual event within the membership of the Institutions in the East Midlands. It is also recognised at a National Level.
Each year the Prestige Lecture Committee choose a topical subject and invite a guest speaker to give the Lecture.
In addition, where possible, we have an afternoon session specially for students from local schools.

The first Prestige Lecture was held in 1986 and details of previous lectures can be found in our archive section.


Details have been finalised for the 2021 lecture, which for this year, will be held online.

Title:  Jodrell Bank: Icon of British Engineering – Past, Present and Future

Speaker:  Professor Teresa Anderson MBE

Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Time:  19.00 hours (GMT)

Registration (now open to all):

Lead Institution:  Nottingham Society of Engineers

Copyright: Anthony Holloway
This year’s EMESP Prestige Lecture will explore the development of Jodrell Bank, from its early days, through the building of the Lovell Telescope, to the present day.  It will also provide an introduction to the engineering that underpins every aspect of the site’s heritage, its current operation and its future aspirations. In recent years, Jodrell Bank has become the home to the HQ of the global ‘Square Kilometre Array’ project; has set-up the ground-breaking ‘bluedot’ festival of science, arts and culture, and is working towards the opening of the new First Light Pavilion in 2022.
Full details, including registration, can be found on our poster 34th EMESP PRESTIGE LECTURE 2021.
Thanks go to the Institution of Civil Engineers for providing registration facilities for this lecture.





The EMESP is to adopt four key themes for future lectures:
Climate Change
Sustainable Energy
Infrastructure Sustainability
From these four themes, we have used a fishbone diagram to develop six key sub themes:
1. Technology
2. Healthcare
3. Transport
4. Infrastructure
5. Agrifood and Water
6. Renewable Energy

These themes will be developed over the coming months and years.