Open Meetings Programme

For a record of past meetings, please refer to the Archive. This gives speakers and  topics.

Future Programme

The ICEA year ends on July 31st. The monthly programme of open meetings resumes in October. Dates for our forthcoming meetings 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 the mailing list approximately one month before the event.

Going forward we expect to provide a mix of Zoom and hybrid (face to face with a Zoom feed in addition) meetings. These will normally be on the third Wednesday each month, excluding December. We have planned bookings at the AWG monthly through to next July, dates will be finalised as they are agreed with our speakers.

In addition to the confirmed meetings and future dates listed below, in normal times there are also Members’ Events including the Annual General Meeting and Christmas social.

For dates and details please refer to the Members Events page

Meetings, Time and Place

Venue: Art Workers’ Guild (AWG), Gradidge Room and Zoom

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

In-person participants: the venue is at 6 Queen Square, WC1N 3AT

Charges for in-person participants (including drinks/refreshments):
Members – £5; Non-members – £10; Students – £2.50

Members can meet from 6.00 pm, the talk runs from 6.30-8.00 followed by more drinks.

Intended dates for presentations for the balance of the 2023-24 year are given below. Provisional bookings have been made at AWG for the third Wednesday of each month up to July as set out below. These dates may, exceptionally, be varied to accommodate a presenter’s other commitments. All meetings’ announcements should be regarded as provisional until the formal meeting notice is circulated approximately one month in advance of the meeting date. Information additional to what appears below may be added before that.

NEXT MEETING 

Wednesday 17th April 2024, 18h00 for 18h30 (and by Zoom)

Data Centres

presented by 

Ashley Collins

Ashley has a masters degree in environment and town and country planning and fifteen years of practical experience, initially on wind farms with a small practice in Manchester, then with the second largest property development company in the world based in London. He is currently with Montague Evans where he has focused on data centres.

The talk will describe these centres, which can cover 100 hectares and employ around 450 people, and the problems over their location and development. They represent critical telecommunications infrastructure. Ashley will describe in some detail the attempt to locate one within the M25. 

  Venue: Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

This talk will also be transmitted live via Zoom

Individuals will need to register with Zoom. To join us
please click on the following meeting link:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82177699977?pwd=QW0yWnB6QTZyR0dtMFVXcFl1aEVIQT09

Meeting ID:   821 7769 9977 Passcode: 597189 

The site will open half an hour before the talk and it would
be greatly appreciated if members and guests use a recognisable user name when
taking part in our online meetings.

Going forward we expect to provide a mix of Zoom and hybrid (face to face with a Zoom feed in addition) meetings. These will normally be on the third Wednesday each month, excluding December. We have planned bookings at the AWG monthly through to next July, dates will be finalised as they are agreed with our speakers. Provisional dates for the rest of 2024 are as follows:-

  
  
  
2024  
  
April17th
May15th
June19th
July17th

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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