The Civil Engineers' Club
Institution of Civil Engineers


The objectives of the Club are:-

  1. Fostering the well-being of Civil Engineers during their professional life and afterwards.
  2. Promoting social and sporting activities amongst Civil Engineers and their families.
  3. Giving members of the Institution the opportunity for creating and maintaining friendships established throughout their professional life.
The Civil Engineers’ Club was founded in 1979 by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

The Club is run by a committee made up of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and elected members, generally representing the various Club activities. They are elected annually at the Club’s annual general meeting, which is usually held in April.

Current programme
This is shown on our website at:

For further details please contact the Secretary Peter Richardson

Club Members receive a quarterly email with updates of current Club events on the programme.

The most recent AGM was held at the ICE in London on 29 April 2024.

Following the AGM there was a most interesting and well-attended Panel Discussion about the UK’s infrastructure entitled “Can the UK do major infrastructure projects any more?”

The panel consisted of

  • John Pelton, Enterprise Programme Director, Costain
  • Dr Jennifer Schooling, Professor of Digital Innovation and Smart Places, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Svetlana Jao, Structural Engineer, TYPSA, and ICE President Future Leader
  • Mark Reynolds, Chairman and Group Chief Executive, MACE
  • Dr David Prout, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources), University of Oxford
  • Jan Bessel, Strategic Planning Adviser, Pinsent Masons LLP and Board Chair – National Infrastructure Planning Association.

The evening was chaired by Gavin Pearson, the Editor of New Civil Engineer.

The meeting was full and was shown online also.

Club activities
The Club runs various events through a number of sections. These cover Bouldering, Contract Bridge, Golf, Northern Ireland, Sailing, Singing and Walking. Each section has a Section Leader and its own web page on this website.

The Club works with the ICE’s Regions, especially for national ICE events such as the Thomas Telford Golf Tournament. If there are a sufficient number of members in any particular area the Club would be keen for them to form a unit or branch with their own budget for promotion and administration costs, funded directly by the Club.

As a service to Members, we have a webpage entitled “Register” where you can find the names of all ICE members who have died since July 2017. You will not find this information reported anywhere else. Also on that webpage there are some obituaries and appreciations of former ICE Members.

If you would like to me to upload onto our website an obituary or appreciation of a former ICE Member, regardless of whether they were a Club Member, please send it to me for consideration at:

Who can join?
Any member of the ICE and its staff, along with their spouses and children, can join and take part in any of the Club’s activities. The Club also welcomes former ICE Members and others who have professional connections with Civil Engineering. Former ICE Members can now be admitted to membership free of charge. Please contact Peter Richardson if you wish to join.

How much does it cost?
Membership is on a family basis and costs £10.00 per year and Student members are given free membership. The annual subscription is payable on 1st January each year and may be paid by ICE members with their main subscription. As outlined above, Club members also receive a programme and regular emails from Section Leaders and the Secretary containing news of the latest events.

How do I join?


Join online in the MyICE section of the ICE website at as follows:

Login to MYICE

Scroll down and click “My Subscriptions”

Scroll down and click “Your ICE journal subscriptions”

Click “Subscribe to New Journals” and tick the “Civil Engineers’ Club” box.

OR contact:

Subscriptions Department
One Great George Street

Tel: 020 7665 2227

OR email

For further information please contact Peter Richardson:



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