Engineering Roots – Reflections of over fifty years as a Civil Engineer by Prof Adrian Long – Tue 21st Feb 8.00pm Eglish Presbyterian Hall

Professor Adrian Long will deliver a talk on his life as an engineer, from his early days in his father’s blacksmith shop in Carrowbeg, Eglish, to become a world leader in Civil Engineering. Adrian attended Dungannon Royal School before entering Queens University where he graduated with a first Class Honours and later completed his PhD. He moved to Canada as a bridge designer in Toronto and later developed his patented Arch Bridge system. He returned to Queens University where he spent the next thirty years lecturing and researching, first into reinforced and prestressed concrete, and later into wave energy.

In 2002-03 he was appointed President of the Institute of Civil Engineering and in this capacity traveled to many countries.  Professor Long was awarded an OBE for his services to Higher Education and Engineering,

The talk organised by the ONeill Country Historical Society will take place in Eglish Presbyterian Hall (146 Eglish Road, Dungannon BT70 1LB) on Tuesday 21st February at 8.00pm. All are welcome to come along to hear this inspirational story.