Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend 2018

On 15th September the Department’s doors will once again be open for an exciting programme of activities, including lectures providing an insight into the exceptional research being undertaken across the Department.

Meeting Minds

In the morning there will be the opportunity, from 10am to 12 noon, to visit some of the undergraduate laboratories in the Thom building.

The 2018 Jenkin lecture will be delivered by Professor Byron Byrne (St Catherine’s College), Royal Academy of Engineering/ Ørsted Research Chair Professor of Advanced Geotechnical Design, titled ‘Engineering Design for Offshore Wind’. Offshore wind energy is a major component of the UK’s energy mix, with over 2,000 offshore wind turbines either operational or being constructed. The Jenkin lecture will explore how Oxford Engineering Science is addressing the critical design challenges facing the offshore wind industry, with a focus on civil and geotechnical design.

Head of Department Professor Lionel Tarassenko will provide an update on the 2020 Vision for Engineering at Oxford. Ana Roomans, winner of the 2018 final-year undergraduate project prize, will be giving a talk on her project, providing you with an opportunity to see the type of work done in the final year of our undergraduate course.

Oxford Engineering Alumni (OEA) will hold their Annual General Meeting at 2pm. View the meeting agenda and last year's minutes.

There will also be the chance to meet academics from the Department and fellow alumni over drinks and canapés.

All Department events are free of charge for Engineering Science alumni and their guests. However, booking is still required using the password Wind via:

If you would like to attend one of the Building Tours in the morning and/or are planning to attend the OEA AGM please let us know by emailing

Saturday 15 September: programme at a glance:




Guided building tours (Thom Building). 3 tours available.

1.30 – 2.00pm

Refreshments for guests on arrival (Thom Building)

2.00 – 3.10pm

2.30 – 2.35 pm

2.35 – 3.10 pm

Oxford Engineering Alumni (OEA) Annual General Meeting

Presentation of the Matthew Greenwood Outreach Prize

Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Head of Department: update on 2020 Vision

3.10 – 3.30pm

Ana Roomans, winner of the 2018 OEA 4th Year Project Presentation Prize, delivers a talk on her final-year undergraduate project

3.30 – 4.00pm


4.00 – 5.00pm

The Jenkin Lecture: ‘Engineering Design for Offshore Wind’, Professor Byron Byrne

5.15 – 6.30pm

Drinks and canapés reception

Upcoming Events
Dr Philippe Spalart - RANS and LES: our allies in the quest for turbulence Nov 19, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:45 PM — Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road Oxford
Open Days Jul 03, 2019 - Jul 04, 2019 — Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science
Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 — Keble College Oxford
Open Day Sep 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science