Shipwrights' Lectures

Find out about our annual apprentice lectures programme.

Shipwrights' Lectures

In 2011 The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, with the support of the University of Southampton, laid the foundation for a series of Annual Lectures to be presented to apprentices, young shipwrights, students and graduates by invited industry leaders. The purpose being to inspire and motivate young people engaged in the UK’s £3 billion unique international position in the super yacht, yacht and boat design and building industry. The annual lectures are held at the University of Southampton in October each year and are free to all attendees.

2016 Lectures officially set for 14.30 on 19 October in the Turner Sims Concert Hall of the University of Southampton!

Latest news on the Shipwrights' Lectures.

WCS Lectures 2015 Press Release - Find out what happened at our 2015 Lectures

WCS Lectures 2014 Press Release - Find out what happened at our 2014 Lectures


Why join us on the day?

  • Inspire your apprentices
  • Create motivated employees
  • Learn from the Industry's best
  • Find out about the latest technologies

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A video taster of last year's lectures