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Welcome to the Cambridge University Geotechnical Society

Welcome to the Cambridge University Geotechnical Society

The student run society was founded in 2015, to build a link between industrial partners and academia in geotechnical engineering. Within the first two years of activity, the Cambridge University Geotechnical Society has attracted more than 160 members from industry and academia. The rapid growth in membership shows that the Society is responding to a general demand.

To date, the Society has arranged various site visits and during the academic term holds biweekly public talks encompassing topics such as tunnelling, landslides, deep excavations, earthquakes and offshore geotechnics. The interest has been such that we have been fortunate to secure as speakers renowned industrial and academic experts including Professor John Burland, Dr Brian Simpson, Professor Lidija Zdravkovic and Dr Suzanne Lacasse. A special event on Knowledge Development and Transfer in Geotechnical Engineering, with Nick O'Riordan and Professor Malcolm Bolton as speakers, has been one of the highlights of the Society's activities to date. Events are held in various Colleges in Cambridge in an effort to share some of the University’s culture.

Fiona Hughes (Chair)


with the support of:

Black and white logo of Cambrdige Insitu Ltd (Gold sponsors from 2017-16)    

Upcoming events

Advanced pressuremeter testing by Robert Whittle (Cambridge Insitu)

Oct 30, 2019

Jock Colville Hall, Churchill College

Title to be confirmed by Clif Kettle

Nov 13, 2019

Newnham Terrace, Darwin College

Title to be confirmed by Dr Andrew McNamara (City University of London)

Nov 27, 2019

Wolfson room, Lucy Cavendish college

Upcoming events