Sun 19th May 2013
The BTS will be awarding up to 3 bursaries of £12,000 each to assist UK resident students attending the Tunnelling MSc to be held at Warwick University from October 2012.
The deadline for applications is 31st July 2012.
For further details of the application process please click here.
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David Court receives the 2012 Medal
James Clark worked for Charles Brand & Sons on many well known tunnels and died in his early 60s. In 1981 Madeline, his wife bequeathed a sum of money to provide a medal to be awarded to a British Tunneller annually to perpetuate James' memory. The original criteria were:
In the mid 1980s the medal was not awarded and with Madeline's approval a third criteria was added:
* A major contribution to the tunnelling industry
For a list of the recipients of the James Clark Medal, please Click Here.
On 15th September 2011 a lunch was held at the ICE to celebrate 30 years of the James Clark Medal, which was attended by 14 of the 31 recipients of the Medal.
Back, left to right) Terry Mellors, Ged Pakes, Colin Mackenzie, Maurice Gooderham, Donald Lamont MBE, Oliver Bevan, Alan Dyke, Roger Remmington
(Front, left to right) Rodney Craig, Gordon Ince, Denis Lawrenson, Martin Knights, John Bartlett OBE, Myles O'Reilly
The Harding Lecture is named after the founder Chairman of the Society, Sir Harold Harding and takes place every second April (alternating with the Harding Prize).
The lecture is given by an emminent speaker who gives a lecture on their specialist, tunnel-related subject.
For a list of presenters of the Harding Lecture and the subjects they chose to speak on, please click here
The Harding Prize is named after the founder Chairman of the Society, Sir Harold Harding. The prize is awarded to the winner of a biennial competition. The Competition is open to all aged 33 or under.
The 2013 Harding Prize was won by David Clayton, for his paper on the "TBM crossing at the Lee Tunnel connection shaft". The next competition will be held in 2015.
Entrants must submit an original paper relating to any aspect of tunnelling which they consider of interest to those in the tunnelling industry. The papers will be reviewed by the BTS committee and writers of selected papers invited to make an oral presentation to the April 2015 BTS meeting.
The winner will be given two tickets for the Society's Annual Dinner where he / she will be presented with, a copy of Sir Harold Harding's book "Tunnelling history and my own involvement", a cheque for £500 and a certificate. Runners up whose papers are selected for presentation will each receive a cheque for £100 and all of the remaining entrants, who submitted a paper to an approved standard, a cheque for £50.
For a list of the winners of the Harding Prize and the titles of the papers they presented, please Click Here.