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Centenary 1912-2012


Centenary Plaque + Title

2012 was an auspicious year for the School, celebrating 100 years of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering degrees at Queen’s. As part of our Centenary celebrations we held several Centenary Events. Many alumni joined us and helped mark the occasion. We endeavoured to contact as many alumni as possible, so apologies to any that did not receive any formal notification of these events.

Queen’s is immensely proud of its graduates and how they have impacted our profession and society and spread all over the globe. The bonds formed here remain strong for life and friendships unbreakable.

There have been many changes since most of our alumni embarked on their careers. The Ashby has been refurbished and refreshed, so we invited alumni to tour the building and see what is happening in the School.

We were delighted that many came, met old friends, shared their legends and stories, and hopefully inspired or impressed past and future generations. We certainly shared some laughter during these events and raised several toasts to our fellow Queen’s engineers.

We marked our Centenary by launching and showcasing two books, written specifically for this event:

1. Learning to Create: 100 Years of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Degrees at Queen’s 

A history of electrical and mechanical engineering at Queen’s. Dedicated to the late Sir Bernard Crossland. (To download book order form click here)

2. Pride and Progress 

An illustrated review of engineering/anecdotal events and experiences over the last one hundred years. (To download book order form click here)

Brief History      

You can access a very brief history of our School by clicking on this link. This is just a brief taster of what is in the books.


Centenary Events

The events included: (to download the Centenary events flyer click here)

Thursday  9 & Saturday 11 August 2012
QUB 500 at Ulster Grand Prix
UGP Marquee, Dundrod Circuit
QUB 500 at Ulster Grand Prix
Parade Lap, Dundrod Circuit
Monday 1 October 2012
6:30pm - 8:00pm
IMechE Centenary Lecture: 100 years of Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s
Main Lecture Theatre, Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road
Friday 5 October 2012
7:15pm - 12:30am
Gala Corporate dinner
Whitla Hall, University Road
Saturday 6 October 2012 (Click here for photos of the day's events)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Ashby Open Day
Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Centenary Lunch
Riddel Hall , Stranmillis Road
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Book Launch & Reunion
Riddel Hall , Stranmillis Road

For further details or more up to date information on these events, please continue to visit this website, email us or check our Facebook site:

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Centenary Events flyer
6 October invite
Centenary Book Order Form