Open Meetings Programme


Future Programme for 2018-19

The ICEA year ends on July 31st. The open meetings programme resumes in October. Dates for which rooms have been booked are shown below. Speakers and topics are added when these are sufficiently confirmed to be announced. Formal notices giving further details are posted and despatched to members and those on mailing list approximately one month before the event.

In addition to the Open Meetings and dates listed below, there are also Members’ Events including the Annual General Meeting and Christmas party. For dates and details please refer to the Members Events page.

2019 meetings


Notice of ICEA meeting on Wednesday 16th January, 2019, at 18h00 for 18h30, Ron Smith, will speak on “Military Economics” Meeting Notice 

“Ron is author of “Military Economics; the interaction of power and money”. He will discuss whether we are safe and how much military spending is “enough” and illustrate his talk with numerous international case studies.”


Wednesday 6th February 2019, Barry Humphreys will speak on Airline Regulation and Brexit (Couple of mailshot sentences to follow in December)

Wednesday 6th March 2019, Ben Good, CEO of Energy4impact, a charity that is active across a number of countries across sub-Saharan Africa, will speak on “The Challenge of Energy Access in Africa: What to do about the 600m without power?”

“The lack of access to energy supplies is a major factor holding back development across sub-Saharan Africa. Energy 4impact works to support the growth and development of enterprises serving the off-grid energy market. Their aim is to expand access to reliable and affordable electricity to households and businesses in rural areas through a range of technical solutions, including solar-powered mini-grids.”

Wednesday 3rd April 2019, Tim Tutton will speak on “Government and Independent Regulation: how things have evolved since Privatisation”

(Couple of mailshot sentences to follow)

Wednesday 15th May 2019
Wednesday 19th June 2019
Tuesday 16th July 2019

Time and Place

Meetings are held at in the Gradidge Room at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, (, which is located about halfway down the West Side of the Square click for map.

The Gradidge Room is a small venue and our meetings are more akin to seminars than to lectures.

We meet at 6 for 6:30pm. The meeting itself lasts until about 8 pm, with time split approximately equally between the speaker’s address and the subsequent discussion with questions, comment and observations from the floor.

Drinks are available both before and after the meeting. We aim to be out of the drinks room by 9 pm. There is sometimes an opportunity to take supper with speaker as guest. Those doing so leave earlier.

Meeting Charges

A small charge is made to cover the costs of drinks and other refreshments, which are served before and after the meeting.  Charges (including drinks/refreshments): Members – £5; Non-members – £10; Students – £2.50.

Meeting Notifications

If you would like to receive meeting notifications, please fill in your details and submit the form below.

Your Name (required)
Your Email address (required)
  Security: Please type the characters shown captcha here: