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26th June 2019

ICON Heritage Science Group AGM and Guest Lecture

Room G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY 

1600 - 1730: Heritage Science Group AGM

1730 - 1830: From Industry to Heritage: An Engineer's perspective - A talk by Nicola Grahamslaw

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.

Admission to the AGM is free of charge with a General Admission ticket via Eventbrite.


The AGM will be followed at 5.30pm by a Talk entitled:

From Industry to Heritage: An Engineer's perspective - A talk by Nicola Grahamslaw, Ship's Conservation Engineer, S.S. Great Britain

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.

To be followed by a Reception at 6.30pm in the Institute of Archaeology's Levantis Gallery

Admission to the Guest Lecture is free of charge with a pre-booked ticket via Eventbrite.



Please note for all Heritage Science group events we will be taking photographs for use by ICON and the Heritage Science group for marketing and publicity purposes including our publications, website and official social media accounts. Please contact the event organiser if you wish to be exempted from this activity.