Supporting the gas industry since 1863
Date14th March 2018
Time18:00 - 20:30
VenueNo 11 Cavendish Square, London
Price Free (Members) £50.00 (Non-Members)
All prices exclude VAT


No 11 Cavendish Square, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Contact Details:

Linda Mee tel 01509 678184

“Engineering a Future for All – the power of education, research and innovation”

About Sir Denis Rooke lectures

The Sir Denis Rooke Memorial lectures were first established in 1999 to celebrate one of the greatest pioneers and leaders in the gas industry.

This year we are celebrating the 18th lecture in the series. The previous lectures are:

1st lecture 3 March 1999

David Varney, Chief Executive, British Gas

'Professionalism in the new Gas Industry'

2nd lecture 9 March 2000

James Ball, Managing Partner, Gas Strategies Group

'Too big for its own pipes'

3rd lecture 10 April 2001

Callum McCarthy, Director General of Electricity and Gas Supply

'Regulation versus Markets'

4th lecture 16 April 2002

Jonathan Stern, Royal Institute of International Affairs and Imperial College

'Security of European Gas Supplies: the impact of import dependence and liberalisation'

5th lecture 29 April 2003

Peter Lehmann, Chairman, Energy Saving Trust

'Gas, Energy and Society'

6th lecture, 26 May 2004

Steve Holliday, Group Director UK Gas Distribution, National Grid Transco

'Linking technology, engineering and people to develop superior performance'

7th lecture 25 May 2005

Will Hutton, Chief Executive, The Work Foundation

'Leadership - making a difference'

8th lecture 17 May 2006

Kevin Myers, Head of Hazardous Installations Directorate, Health and Safety Executive

'Safety in the gas industry - past, present and future'

9th lecture 30 May 2007

Sir John Mogg KCMG, Chairman, Gas and Electricity Markets Authority

'Pipe dream or reality? A competitive gas market for Europe'


No lecture in view of Sir Denis' serious illness

10th lecture 20 April 2009

Sir John Parker DSc (Eng) FREng, MIGEM, Chairman National Grid

'Engeering on an industrial journey'

11th lecture 20 April 2010

Sir Piers Clark, MD, Regulated Industries, Rail and International, Mouchel

'Tomorrow's world today: stories to inspire the next generation of engineers
and scientists'

12th lecture 14 April 2011

 Dr Claire Curtis-Thomas CEng FIMechE FIET FCGI FRSA

'Placing corporate bets in a post-recession world'

13th lecture 26 March 2012

Arthur Stoddart, Managing Director, GL Noble Denton

'Gas in a low carbon world'

14th lecture 11 March 2013

Jeremy Bending, Director - Gas Distribution, National Grid plc

'Gas Innovation - past, present, future'

15th lecture 19 March 2014

Peter Dixon, Group Chief Executive, Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited

'Why does opportunity come dressed as overalls?'

16th lecture 31 March 2015

Professor Jim Skea CBE, FEI Research Councils UK Energy Fellow and Professor of Sustainable Energy, Imperial College

'The global energy outlook: what we agree on and what we don’t'

17th lecture 5 April 2016

Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Oxford

'The future of energy generation, networks and supply - smart, low carbon and electrified?'

18th lecture 29 March 2017

Mark Horsley, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Gas Networks

'Developing a smarter network; People, pipes, passion'

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