Your President, Dame Judith Hackitt, DBE, FREng, FCGI, invites Guilds Men and Women, their partners and
guests to join her at Saddlers' Hall for the Association's 2017 Annual Dinner. Superb food will be complemented
by Claret and Vintage Port from the Association's cellar for one of the highlights of the CGCA year. Your
President is pleased to announce that our principal speaker will be:
Professor Isobel A Pollock-Hulf OBE BSc(Eng) CEng Hon DSc FIMechE FCGI
Isobel is an alumnus of City & Guilds College, was installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Engineers
on 26th April 2016 and received an OBE in 2014 for services to mechanical engineering. She led the
Engineering Council 2014 review of the UK Standards for Professional Engineering (UK-SPEC) requirements for
Chartered, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians and was the 127th President of the Institution
of Mechanical Engineers in 2012, only the second lady in 165 years.
As Patron of WES (Women's Engineering Society), she is currently working with WISE (Women into Science
and Engineering) and the Bloodhound project to promote STEM to the next generation of engineers. On 23rd
June 2016, she was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering in the Daily Telegraph. She is a
member of the Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL,
Teddington) and chairs the Programme Expert Group (PEG) for Quantum, Elecromagnetics and Time (QET) on
behalf of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
The earliest reference to a Guild of Saddlers in London dates to the latter half of the 12th Century and it is
known that the craft flourished in London during the Middle Ages. The Saddlers received their first charter from
Edward III in 1363. The Company's first hall was built around 1400 and was destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666.
It successor was also burned down in 1821, and the third hall was destroyed in 1940. The present hall was
finished in 1958. Its interior is neo-classical in style and is furnished with period furniture and paintings.
Friday, 3rd March
2017 40, Gutter Lane, London EC2V
Dress: Black Tie and Decorations
To apply for tickets, please use the form overleaf or use the Eventbrite Ticketing
service (See Link Below). Please do this as soon as possible as the Annual
Dinner is always a very popular event. Applications will be handled on a
first-come first-served basis. We encourage a good representation from our
student membership by providing limited student tickets at the subsidised rate of
£55, representing a substantial 50% discount on the full price. Please consider
whether you might help to sponsor one or more student tickets, or simply make
a contribution of your choosing to the overall cost of student places. The Annual
Dinner is always a great opportunity to renew long-standing friendships and
make new ones, and Judith and the Association's Committee members look
forward to welcoming you to a special event in a historic hall
Please note that by applying for tickets you agree to CGCA contacting you by phone or email. An official
photographer will record the event and by attending you agree to any pictures being used by CGCA in
publications and online. Further details of the facilities at Saddlers' Hall, including disabled access.