New Meeting Date Monday 9th June 2014
Environmental lecture and AGM - See meetings page for details.
Sponsorship Opportunities with the MGS
As a well regarded society that attracts a wide and varied audience to our lectures, our sponsorship opportunites are very popular. We have two levels - Patron Sponsors and Supporting Sponsors. All of our Patron Sponsor slots are currently taken, but we do have some Supporting Sponsor Places available @£200 for the session 2013-2014. Please email if you would like more details.
Are you a member of the MGS?
Our only income is from members and sponsors, so if you haven't already, please complete a Subscription Form and return to Lindsay Burt at the address on the form. Members benefit from access to past presentations on the website and reduced seminar rates.
West Midlands Combined Calendar
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PRESENTATIONS OF PAST MEETINGS
The MGS website has a members only area which contains copies of the current and archived presentations (If you are a current MGS member please email to request a user name and password for access).
THE HISTORY OF THE MGS
The Society was founded in 1954 as the Midlands Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Society to promote ideas and promulgate research findings in this continually developing area of technology. An important function is to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience between practitioners and thus enhance the collective contribution which members can make to engineering practice.
Since its foundation, lectures have been presented by some of the most eminent names in the world of Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology including, Professors Bishop, Skempton, Burland, Hutchinson, Rowe, Vaughan and Penman.
In the 1970s it changed its name to the Midland Geotechnical Society to embrace the broader issues arising from an understanding of Geological and, more recently, Geoenvironmental perspectives. In recognition of the latter, an annual Environmental Lecture was established, the first of which was given by Jonathan Poritt and followed by Sir Hugh Rossi and other prominent activists in this field.