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Vernon Harcourt Lecture
Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt (25 January 1839 – 14 September 1907) as a British civil engineer, he was a member of the Institute of Civil Engineering ( MICE). He was a specialist in harbours, docks, rivers and canals, water supply, and sewage disposal engineering, including modelling the impact of structures on tidal waters. His built career included an extension to the West India Docks in London, works at Braye Harbour, and the construction of a pier at Rosslare. After a period as a consultant engineer he was appointed professor of civil engineering at University College London and then emeritus professor.
The Institution of Civil Engineers organises an annual Vernon Harcourt Lecture to acknowledge his contribution, and the department awards the L.F.Vernon-Harcourt Prize annually to a student who demonstrates overall outstanding excellence.
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- Vernon-Harcourt Lecture 2022: London - Institution of Civil Engineers - Sally Sudworth, global head of sustainability and climate change at Mott MacDonald. As it stands, entire economies still revolve around fossil fuels, with people around the world relying on them for not just their livelihoods but also their way of life. Making the switch to a sustainable way of living won’t happen overnight, but green infrastructure can play a huge part in creating a cleaner, greener, healthier world.
- Vernon-Harcourt Lecture 2021: not held
- Vernon-Harcourt Lecture 2020: London - Institution of Civil Engineers - Dr Jonathan Simm; an overview of key issues related to the use of nature-based resources, with reference to examples from the UK, the USA.
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