The Magic of Engineering, the BCS, IET & IMA Christmas Lecture

Date: 12th December 2018
Time: arrival 6:30pm – Refereshments from 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Speaker: Prof. Jon Holt, Scarecrow Consultants
Location: Coventry University – see below
BCS Meetings are free to attend, but for this meeting booking is essential.


Join Professor Jon Holt, the ‘Engineer in the Hat’, for a magical evening of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

In this family lecture, he will be exploring the power of numbers and the impact that they have on our everyday lives and why they are so important for STEM. Learn how we can use numbers to predict the future, read minds and influence our lives. Explore how we can also use numbers for the greater good and the not-so-greater good!

Expect an evening of wonder with plenty of audience participation, terrible jokes, a bed-time story, incredible feats of memory and some mind-blowing magic.

This performance is suitable for children and adults of any age. All children to be accompanied by a responsible adult, please.

Arrival Details

The event will be held in the Faculty of Engineering Environment and Computing Building (ECB) at Coventry University (See campus map:

Light refreshments available from 6:30pm in room EC 1-29

Lecture will be in the Weston Lecture theatre (ECG 24) at 7:00pm

Everyone is most welcome to join us for the networking buffet afterwards in room EC 1-29

Additional information

Young people are especially welcomed.

Prof. Jon Holt is an international award-winning author and public speaker and has authored 14 books on MBSE and its applications.

Jon is also a Professor of Systems Engineering at Cranfield University, a Fellow of both the IET and the BCS and is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional. He is currently the Technical Director of INCOSE UK and, in 2015, was identified as one of the 25 most-influential Systems Engineers in the last 25 years by INCOSE.

To Book

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