Mark the diary for Worshipful Company of Plumbers’ Annual Lecture

The annual Worshipful Company of Plumbers’ Annual Lecture will be held on Monday, 21 May at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

Professor Mala Rao OBE, an international expert on public health and the role played in it by the plumbing industry, will deliver the lecture. Professor Rao’s expertise comes from her varied career, which includes being the founding Director of the Public Health Foundation, India’s first Institute of Public Health.

Additionally, Professor Rao has delivered numerous talks at World Plumbing Council meeting and has made a video in support of World Plumbing Day, shown in countries throughout the world.  

A Word from Robert Burgon
Master of the Plumbers’ Company, Robert Burgon, believes that this year’s lecture will shed light on important issues such as how plumbing, health and climate change are all linked.

Mr Burgon comments: “For installers this is of particular relevance due to increasingly stringent regulations when it comes to installing and servicing heating and water appliances – to protect both the public and the environment.

“This has recently been demonstrated by the long-awaited Heat in Buildings policy, designed to maximise the efficiency of replacement boiler installations, as well as to reinforce some existing Building Regulations.”

Not only this, Mr Burgon is also keen to reflect on the wider issues at play when it comes to the impact of poor plumbing infrastructure.

“Professor Rao will be sharing many insights when it comes to the integral effect plumbing and heating has on public welfare, using examples of how poor plumbing infrastructure has caused negative implications for women in developing countries. Everyone in the industry can benefit from learning about these issues, and how the noble plumbing and heating profession has the ability to make real change to improving the wellbeing of others.”   

Visit for more information and to book tickets, which are priced at £25 (lecture only) and £75 (lecture and dinner)

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