14 May 2021

SCI Members' Lunch and Lecture

Organised by:

SCI's London Group

London, UK

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Synopsis

Petra Cox is the Learning and Outreach Officer for the Crossness Engines Trust, a volunteer-led organisation managing the restoration of the Crossness Pumping Station. Completed in 1865 by civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette, Crossness is part of the first sewer system built across Victorian London and his network of sewers still form the backbone of the system we use today.

 

Originally engaged by the Trust as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project, Petra has worked at Crossness for over 3 years developing educational programmes and events to increase visitors’ engagement with this magnificent grade 1 listed, industrial heritage site.

 

Petra works with local schools, families, universities, specialist and community groups and provides talks, tours and hands-on workshops exploring the design, technology and historical significance of the pumping station and its role within Bazalgette’s wider system.

 

The talk will outline the story of the Crossness past, present and future including the on-going restoration work by the Crossness Engines Trust.


Programme
11.30 Registration and refreshments
12.00 Lecture
Petra Cox
13.00 Lunch
15.00 End

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

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Tel: 020 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees
SCI Members and their guests: £20

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An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.