The Society holds regular discussions, generally over a meal. These discussions take the form of an introductory presentation followed by group discussions which are summarised to the gathering by rapporteurs. The topics are varied, usually introduced by an eminent speaker and discussions conducted under Chatham House rules.

The following most recent discussions can be viewed by clicking on the links below.


Cyber Security - A Geopolitical Perspective

Alex Creswell
25th April 2022 Discussion Dinner at One Great George Street, London


Sir John Armitt on behalf of Kirsty Donnelly
23rd March 2022 Discussion Dinner at One Great George Street, London


How Can The Engineering Community Best Support Saving Lives And Reducing Risk In The Developing World?

Dr Joshua Macabuag and Vita Sanderson
24th November 2021 Discussion Dinner at One Great George Street, London


250th Anniversary Event

Christopher Price OBE BSc FREng FIMechE
15th March 2021, Virtual Performance and Discussion


Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng FICE
21st January 2021, Virtual Discussion


Professor Tony Gillespie
Professor Ali Hessami
25th November 2020, Virtual Discussion


Richard Threlfall and Emma Pinchbeck
23rd September 2020, Virtual Discussion


Dame Sue Ion FREng FRS
4th June 2019, Institution of Civil Engineers