Open Meetings Programme

For a record of past meetings, please refer to the Archive. This gives speakers, topics and when provided by the speaker a link to download the presentation.

Future Programme

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.

Meetings and Dates


Notice of ICEA meeting on Wednesday 19th June, 2019, at 18h00 for 18h30, Saoirse Mallorie, will speak on “Do UK Universities Deliver Value for Money?” [drain file <> TBC url Meeting Notice] 

“Extra para to follow”.

Further Dates to July

Tuesday 16th July 2019, Peter Darley (ICEA Member) will speak on “Kings Cross Railway lands: 200 years of history”. [drain file <> url Meeting Notice]

“Presentation by Peter Darley on The King’s Cross Story – Tuesday 16th July”

“Peter will give an enthralling presentation on the History of King’s Cross Station one of London’s iconic transport landmarks. This is based on his extensive research and beautifully illustrated book on the Station’s 200 year history that was published in 2018″.

2019-20 Dates

Wednesday 16th October 2019, Emma Sauvanet, will speak on “Accelerating SME Growth in Jordan”.

“Emma’s talk will provide an overview of Jordan’s economy and its challenges and uses the case study of a programme supporting SMEs to illustrate how some of these challenges can be addressed”

November 19th 3rd Tue
January 15th 3rd Wed
February 19th 3rd Wed
March 18th 3rd Wed
April 15th 3rd Wed
May 20th 3rd Wed
June 17th 3rd Wed
July 15th 3rd Wed

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

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