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 each year and are free to all attendees.

The 2023 Annual Shipwrights’ Lectures will be held on 

Tuesday 17 October 2023

at the MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

2021 saw the Lectures move to their new venue at MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton City Centre. Despite a reduced post Covid attendance the very favourable feedback indicated the event to be widely regarded as one of the best!  Read the latest Press Release here.

Online Registration is now open, please click in the Red Button below to register. 

Pendennis Shipyard are the Annual Lectures new Sponsors.

Following the generous sponsorship of BMT, it is with great pleasure that we can now announce that Pendennis Shipyard have joined us as the Lead Sponsor for the next three years.

The Shipwrights Company extend their grateful thanks to Pendennis who have been a staunch supporter not only of the Annual Lectures since its inception in 2011 but also of the King's Silver Medal Competition by sponsoring and supporting the participation of several of their apprentices each year.


Follow us on Twitter and read the most recent Press Release for details of the forthcoming Shipwrights' Lectures at:  Lectures 2023 - TWO WEEKS TO GO , Lectures WG Press Release 2  &  20230803_Lectures_2023_Programme

WCS Lectures 2022 Press Release - Find out what happened at the 2022 Lectures

WCS Lectures 2021 Press Release - Find out what happened at the 2021 Lectures

WCS Lectures 2019 Press Release - Find out what happened at the 2019 Lectures

WCS Lectures 2018 Press Release - Find out what happened at the 2018 Lectures

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

WCS Lectures 2015 Press Release - Find out what happened at the 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 the 2019 lectures