About the event
The Hinton Lecture is the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
This year it will be given by Professor Robert Mair, Head of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge, on the topic “Creating underground infrastructure – the role of geotechnical engineering”.
The lecture will highlight the key role of geotechnical engineering during the development of large underground infrastructures. Using examples, such as the London Crossrail project, he will explore the key issues, such as whether buildings will be damaged by subsidence, how buildings might be protected, and how existing underground structures may be affected by new construction.
For those unable to join the lecture in London, please join a screening of the event to be held at the Civil and Structural Engineering Department at the University of Sheffield. The lecture starts at 6:30pm, and all attendees are encouraged to join a post-lecture discussion to be held at the Red Deer.