The Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture, the Department's most prestigious showcase event, was founded in 1963 to commemorate the Hon. Maurice Fox Pitt Lubbock and to promote the study of engineering and its applications to which his career had been devoted. The lecture was intended 'for a scientific and lay audience, on engineering in relation to its environment - its industrial application, its place in society, its significance for managers, sociologists, economists and others, and its significance for education'. The inaugural lecture was given by Sir Harold Hartley, on February 28, 1964.
The Department's annual event for its alumni is the Jenkin lecture, which is held in September and has been enjoyed by numerous alumni over the years. To be sent information about our Alumni events and activities, please update your preferences here (please note that you will need your Alumni ID).
The first Jenkin lecture was held in 1988 and was given by A. M. Howatson, lecturer in Engineering Science and Balliol College Fellow. The lecture series is named in honour of Charles Frewen Jenkin, elected first Professor of Engineering Science in 1908.
The 2021 Jenkin lecture taking place virtually on 18 September will be given by Professor Stephen Roberts.