Freyssinet Edinburgh Event Guest Speaker Announced

Jamess WattThere is still time to register for the Freyssinet seminar, which will take place on Thursday 3 October at The Rowantree, Edinburgh.

We are delighted to announce our special guest speaker will be Dr Nina Baker, former merchant navy deck officer and research engineer. Dr Baker specialises in the history of women in engineering, and also in the life and works of scientist, inventor and engineer James Watt, who she will join us to discuss on Thursday 3 October.

Scottish engineer James Watt’s contributed to steam-engine development, the creation of the world’s first commercial copying machine and understanding of energy, gases and electricity. He is crucial to both the Industrial Revolution and the Enlightenment and is an iconic figure for the history and heritage of Scotland where he was born and educated, and England, where he lived for most of his life.

A series of events are taking place this year to recognise the works and legacy of Watt in the 200th anniversary year of his death. Visit for more information.

If you would like to attend the Freyssinet Roadshow on Thursday 3 October at The Rowantree in Edinburgh, email

The event will run from 9.30am – 13.30pm and is free attend.

Freyssinet Roadshow agenda:

9.30 – 10.00 Coffee and registration

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome by Graham Stanford, Business Manager

10.10 – 10.40 Paul Bottomley, Managing Director presents on Bosphorus 3 Bridge, Turkey – the 2nd tallest stay cable bridge

10.40 – 11.10 Guest speaker: Ronnie Turner, Sika Limited

11.10 – 11.30 Refreshments

11.30 – 12.00 Guest speaker: Dr Nina Baker presents on James Watt: The Glasgow Years

12.00 – 12.30 Graham Stanford presents on large scale Freyssinet projects & the launch of Foreva Concrete Repairs

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch and networking

Venue: The Rowantree, 253 Cowgate, EDINBURGH, EH1 1NN