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The William Rankine Memorial Lecture


Lectures to celebrate the life and legacy of William Rankine

This is a special webinar event exploring the legacy and impact of the engineering powerhouse that was William Rankine on the bicentenary of his birth. 



Rankine 2020 conference delegates  will automatically be registered for this special event

All those who book to attend the Rankine 2020 Conference will automatically be registered to attend this webinar. Conference delegates will receive an email with a personalised joining link shortly after booking a place for the conference. 


Not taking part in the Rankine 2020 Conference?

You can still celebrate William Rankine. This opening session webinar is open to all those with an interest in learning more about the life and interests for William Rankine. Book your free Life and Legacy of William Rankine webinar place here. 

This registration will not allow access to the Rankine 2020 Conference presentations. To take part in the full Rankine 2020 conference a delegate fee is payable.  



The programme will explore subjects that William Rankine studied, taught and influenced. 

  • Welcome by Andy Pearson of the Institute of Refrigeration and  Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders
  • Rankine’s Glasgow and his Contribution to Engineering Education - Prof. Joe McGeough of University of Edinburgh

  • Rankine’s legacy in Thermodynamics -  Dr Helen Czerski of University College London
  • Rankine’s legacy in Shipbuilding - Paul Sweeny of Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders
  • Rankine’s legacy in Metallurgy -  Prof Margaret Stack of Strathclyde University
  • Rankine’s legacy in Civil Engineering - Prof Gordon Masterton University of Edinburgh
  • Summary and webinar ends


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