Celebrating a Century of Glass Technology

In the Year 2016
Society of
Glass Technology
celebrates a century of study and appreciation of an ancient material
with a great future.

We invite you to join us in our celebrations.
You would be welcome at any or all of the events we plan to hold during this special year.

Programme of Events
article posted 17 Nov 2015

Turner Memorial Lecture
Thursday 12th November 2015
during the lead-up to the Centenary Year, there was a Turner Memorial Lecture, given by Charles Hajdamach. A brief account of this event with some photographs may be found  here. 

 Dinner & Dance 
Oulton Hall, near Leeds
5th December 2015
Inauguration of the Centenary Year celebrations

CelSian - NCNG International Glass Technology Course
for the Glass Industry in the UK

Sheffield - SGT / British Glass site at Chapeltown
29th February to 4th March 2016
In celebration of the SGT Centenary and with support from British Glass, CelSian Glass and Solar B.V. propose to hold their 5 day NCNG Glass Technology Course for the first time in the UK at Chapeltown.

 ICG Conference 
7th - 9th April 2016
Sessions celebrating the Centenary of the SGT,
including a Lecture on Turner and his Legacy by
Professor John Parker of Sheffield University

Study Day
18th April 2016
In conjunction with the Association for the History of Glass, a study day on the history of glass technology at the Wallace Collection.

Fellows Luncheon
25th May 2016 12.00hrs Leopold Hotel, Sheffield
Fellows of the Society of Glass Technology
meet for their biennial Luncheon, this year celebrating
the foundation of the Society a century ago.

 Training Day
Energy & Environment

Stoke on Trent
8th June 2016
Held each year at Lucideon, Stoke on Trent,
the Furnace Solutions Training Day
has proved to be a valuable opportunity
for skill and knowledge transfer.

 Furnace Solutions 11 
Stoke on Trent
9th June 2016
Held each year at Lucideon, Stoke on Trent,
the Furnace Solutions seminar brings together
the industrial glassmaking community.

 Golf Day
Thursday 7th July 2016
A celebration of our Centenary includes a Golf Day event, at Mid Yorkshire Gold Club, Darrington, Nr Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

 Centenary Conference 
4th to 8th September 2016
SGT joins forces with the European Glass Society
to celebrate a century of progress
in every field of glass interest.

Turner Memorial Lecture
September 2016
In this centenary year the Turner Memorial Lecture
will take place during the Centenary Conference
and will be given by
Professor Edgar Zanotto:
his subject will be "Glass Myths".

9th November 2016
On the day of the 100th Anniversary of its foundation,
the Society of Glass Technology
will host this reception to honour
Professor WES Turner,
whose vision and determination led to its instigation.

Dinner & Dance
Oulton Hall, Leeds
2nd December 2016
The fitting closure to a year of celebration.