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From Industry to Heritage: An Engineer's perspective

Icon Heritage Science group

From: Wednesday 26.06.19
at 5:30pm
To: Wednesday 26.06.19
at 6:30pm
Talk by Nicola Grahamslaw following Heritage Science Group AGM

UCL Institute of Archaeology

31-34 Gordon Square, London




A talk by Nicola Grahamslaw, Ship's Conservation Engineer, S.S. Great Britain.

Event description: 

What do a Victorian Steamship and a Nuclear Reactor have in common? In this talk Nicola Grahamslaw will explore how ideas and experience from across a variety of engineering disciplines can be applied to the conservation of industrial heritage, using the UK's Advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) fleet and Brunel's 175-year-old iron steamship as a case study. She will share her experience transitioning from industry into heritage, and the insight gained from her recent work understanding and modifying climate control systems to improve their effectiveness and reduce carbon footprint.

Nicola is a chartered mechanical engineer, working as a design analyst and project engineer in the aerospace and nuclear power industries prior to her recent move into the heritage sector. In 2018, she was appointed to the newly created "Ship's Conservation Engineer" post at the SS Great Britain in Bristol. Here, she is reviewing the effectiveness of the ship's current conservation strategy, put in place in 2005, and planning for the future care of this unique object.


Heritage Science Group AGM

The Chair and Committee of the Institute of Conservation (Icon) Heritage Science Group will hold their AGM at 4pm on 26th of June 2019 in Room G6 at the Institute of Archaeology of University College London

Icon-HSG Members are encouraged to attend to discuss recent and upcoming group activities.

The AGM is open to the public as well as Icon Heritage Science Group Members and Icon    

Members from other Groups are very welcome to attend.


Nicola Grahamslaw