27 November 2015

SCI Members' Lunch and Lecture: 'The Black Stuff'

Organised by:

SCI's London Group

SCI, London, UK

Registration Closed

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The SCI London Group has organised a number of very succesful Members' Lunch and Lecture events - which ceased whilst the refurbishment of the Belgrave Square premises was under way. Now it's time to start again this popular event.

The Black Stuff

We drive on it, it waterproofs and protects buildings and structures, but many never realise the science, engineering and chemistry behind asphalt and bitumen. The ever increasing demands to improve the material properties of this complex material has resulted in interesting developments. It's not just about roads and paving - bitumen itself is used in a whole range of materials.

The lecture will be given by Dr Fred Parrett who spent 30 years as a development consultant for a major asphalt producer and his presentation will cover the story behind this fascinating material and it's many uses. The talk will not be too technical and members' partners and friends are most welcome to attend.


Day 1

Registration and Coffee
Lecture - The Black Stuff
Dr Fred Parrett, Treasurer, SCI London Group, SCI Membership Affairs Committee and Parrett Technical Developments

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square


SCI Communications Team

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7598 1594

Email: communications@soci.org


Tickets are £20 per person (SCI members and guests) and include refreshments and hot buffet lunch.

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.