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 2020 Annual Shipwrights' Lectures were due to be held on 21 October.  Sadly, the 2020 Lectures have had to be cancelled due to the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on large gatherings and the Nuffield Theatres. 

The 2021 Lectures are due to take place on Wednesday 20 October 2021 and full details will be published on this website in due course, once the programme has been finalised. We look forward to seeing you.

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

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

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