A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of William Rankine

Monday 27th July 2020 09:00 to 11:00



An event to celebrate the life and legacy of William Rankine


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

The broadcast will open the IIR International Conference Rankine 2020 - Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation but is open to anyone interested in finding out more about this engineering legend.


Webinar recording 

Listen to a recording of the webinar here


This registration will give access to Life and Legacy talks only. If you want to take part in the full 5 day Rankine 2020 conference a delegate fee is payable - book at www.rankine2020.com

If you have already registered as a delegate for the Rankine 2020 conference you will automatically be pre-registered for this event.



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

9.00am - 11.00am British Summer Time. 

  • Welcome by Andy Pearson of the Institute of Refrigeration and  Institution 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 Sweeney 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 close at 11am


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Institute of Refrigeration  
Kelvin House, 76 Mill Lane  
Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

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