The Legacy of William Rankine - online event

When & Where

Monday, 27 July 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
online, Glasgow, G2 1QL

Event Details

An event to celebrate the Life and Legacy of William Rankine
Monday 27th July 2020 09:00 to 11:00am British Summer Time.

July 2020 marks the bicentenary of the birth of William Rankine. Rankine is well known as one of the founding fathers of the science of thermodynamics but he is also a key figure in the fields of metallurgy, ship building and civil engineering. Each presentation in this celebratory webinar will deal with a specific field that Rankine influenced and will be delivered by a specialist in the subject with renowned physicist and TV presenter Helen Czerski hosting the session on Rankine’s legacy in thermodynamics.

• 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 Institution 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

Register for your free place at
This registration will give access to Life and Legacy talks only.


Laura Clow



Event Location

G2 1QL


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