CGCA Annual Dinner 2020

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Stationers Hall

Ave Maria Lane

London

EC4M 7DD

United Kingdom

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The CGCA Annual Dinner is the most prestiguous event in our calendar. For 2020, the event will be held at the Stationers' Hall, London, where our president Professor Richard Kitney will be welcoming engineering alumni, young and old.

The speakers are yet to be finalised, but be assured they will be eminent persons in their field. The Annual Dinner is always a great opportunity to renew long-standing friendships and make new ones.

Stationers' Hall derives its name from the stalls or ‘stations’ set up by manuscript writers and illuminators around St Paul’s Cathedral. Because of this they were given the nickname ‘Stationers’ and this was the obvious choice of name for the guild they established in 1403. The present hall was started in 1670, after the original hall was destroyed by The Great Fire.

Dinner information

Your ticket price will include drinks on arrival, a four course seated meal, wines, mints, port and coffee.

We encourage a good representation from our student membership by providing limited student tickets at the subsidised rate of £45. Please consider whether you might help to sponsor one or more students, or simply make a contribution of your choosing to the overall cost of student places.

About the speaker

CAPTAIN (Retired) DAVID HENSON MBE

David Henson is a bioengineer, currently working on delivering prosthetic solutions to low income countries, based in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial.

His route to this job is somewhat unusual, since he has had two distinguished careers already.

David’s military career began at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and then the 22 Engineer Regiment, which he joined in 2008 as a Second Lieutenant. In 2010, he was attached to the Counter Improvised Explosive Device squadron (referred to as Counter-IED), part of the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal group, and was deployed to Afghanistan. Here, he led a Royal Engineer Search Team, responsible for planning and conducting search operations in the British areas of responsibility.

On 13 February 2011, Henson and his unit were clearing two compounds in the Nad-e-Ali region of Helmand Province when he stood on a hidden IED, resulting in the loss of both of his legs from the knee. He received treatment in Camp Bastion, and subsequently in the UK at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham, and at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court. Within eight weeks he had been fitted with prosthetic legs and was walking again.

David’s second career developed during his rehabilitation, when he discovered a passion for sport. This soon led to his captaining the British Team in the inaugural Invictus Games in London in 2014, where he won 200m gold. In 2015 he represented Great Britain at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, where he was given the honour of being the flag bearer for the opening ceremony.

He was selected again for the second Invictus Games in 2016 in Orlando, Florida, where he retained his 200m title, and later that year he was selected to represent Great Britain at both the European Championships and at the Rio Paralympic Games, winning 200m silver and bronze respectively.

Having taken his first degree in Mechanical Engineering, David returned to education after his injuries, joining the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial in 2013 to take a master’s degree, after which he stayed on to take a PhD, focusing on amputee biomechanics for the improvement of prosthetic limbs. During his time at Imperial he has been the recipient of John and Frances Jones Prize of the CGCA, and the Student Excellence award in 2017. He is about to submit his PhD, which will be examined early in 2020.

David and his wife, Hayley have two daughters. In 2014 he was awarded the MBE for services to the military, and in 2017 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Hertfordshire, where he gained his bachelor’s degree.

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For more information on the CGCA, please visit their website: http://www.cgca.org.uk/

If you are unsure of your membership status, or for any queries related to this event, please email: cgca@imperial.ac.uk

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Stationers Hall

Ave Maria Lane

London

EC4M 7DD

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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