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.

Provisional details for the 2020 Prestige Lecture:

Jodrell Bank, UNESCO Award Journey & Future Space Research
Venue: The Albert Hall, Nottingham
Date: Tuesday 27th October 2020
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Speaker:  Professor Teresa Anderson MBE ( Head of Jodrell Bank Discovery
Lead Institution:  Nottingham Society of Engineers

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a decision has been made to postpone this year’s Prestige Lecture.  We apologise for any disappointment, but the ever changing nature of this emergency has left us with no option. We hope to be able to re-arrange this lecture when the crisis has abated.


Details of the 2019 lecture:

Held on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at the Albert Hall, Nottingham

The 2019 Annual Prestige Lecture’s Lead Sponsor was the Institution of Structural Engineers and was entitled “Engineering Theme Park Rides”, presented by Dr John Roberts FREng BEng PhD DEng DTech FICE FIStructE.



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.