Shipwrights' Lectures

Find out about our annual apprentice lectures programme.

Shipwrights' Lectures

The next Shipwrights' Lectures will take place 16 October 2019 commencing 14:00 at the Nuffield Theatre, University of Southampton.

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 each year and are free to all attendees.

Follow us on Twitter and read the most recent Press Release for details of the next Shipwrights' Lectures

WCS Lectures 2017/18 Press Release - Find out what happened at our 2017/18 Lectures

WCS Lectures 2016 Press Release - Find out what happened at our 2016 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