Honorary doctorate for Bridge Clerk

The writer of Learning about Bridges, who created the concept of Langdon the Lion, has been recognised with an honorary doctorate.

Chartered civil engineer Sue Threader received a Doctor of Science award from the University of West London’s School of Computing and Technology on Wednesday, 22 July, during a graduation ceremony at Wembley Stadium.

The award recognises Mrs Threader’s work to inspire the next generation of civil engineers through a range of initiatives such as school visits and bridge building competitions.

The Chief Executive of Rochester Bridge Trust, she is also taking a leading role with the Institution of Civil Engineers to raise the profile of historical engineering in Kent and acts as a mentor to a number of students and undergraduates who are preparing for careers in civil engineering.

Sue Threader, Chief Executive of the Rochester Bridge Trust, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of West London at Wembley Stadium today.  Pix.Tim Anderson

Mrs Threader said:

“This country faces significant infrastructure challenges over the next few decades and it is vital we attract the best talent to join the civil engineering profession to help address these issues.”

“This award is an honour for me but also honours the profession and I am sure it will contribute greatly to my work to promote civil engineering as a rewarding career, particularly to young people.”

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