SECED hosted the biennial Mallet-Milne lecture at the Institution of Civil Engineers on Wednesday 29th May 2013. The lecture was held in memory of the two founding fathers of engineering seismology: Robert Mallet and John Milne.

The fourteenth Mallet-Milne lecture was particularly poignant as it coincided with the centenary of John Milne’s death in 1913. In recognition of the continuing legacy of British seismologists and engineers to the study of earthquakes, the speaker was Dr Roger Musson, of the British Geological Survey, who gave a talk on the subject of 'A History of British Seismology'.

The Mallet-Milne lecture has been published in its entirety as a volume of the Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering; Volume 11, No 3, of the BEE is devoted solely to the Mallet-Milne lecture. In addition, for the first time ever, the Mallet-Milne lecture is available as an ‘open access’ publication, which means that it is free to download from the publisher’s website. The Lecture and Foreword can be downloaded from the following link:

For those who were unable to attend the lecture or who wish to view it again, a recording of the lecture is available through the following link:

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