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Fifty years young: IQ Southern Africa celebrates its half century

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2019 12:45:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in International, IQ

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The Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA) celebrated reaching a landmark in its history at this year’s annual conference and exhibition, held in Durban from 11th to 12th April 2019.

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Creating Future Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in University of Derby, IQ, members, students

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The Tower of London has stood tall over the centuries as all around it has changed. The scene of so much history, it provided a fitting backdrop for the first IQ Fellows Lunch, at which the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) unveiled its ‘Creating Future Leaders’ vision and celebrated the IQ Student Awards 2018.

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Roundtable with IQ international presidents

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2018 9:57:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in International, IQ, standards, professionalism

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This year’s Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ‘Inspiring for Generations’ centenary conference provided the backdrop to a rare gathering of the Institute’s presidents from around the world.

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A perfect fit: Quarry Garden at NMA reimagined

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 2:29:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Centenary, IQ

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A new garden space - donated by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) as part of its centenary celebrations - has been officially opened at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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IQ Quarry Garden best in show

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2017 3:09:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Centenary, IQ

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Institute of Quarrying's centenary quarry garden project wins hat trick of awards at first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

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IQ Australia marks centenary with UK study tour

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2017 9:05:00 AM / by Danny Duke posted in IQ Member, Centenary, International, IQ

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Setting off for the UK on our 10,500-mile IQ centenary quarrying odyssey at the end of April 2017, we left Australia behind bathed   in   late-autumn   sunshine,   arriving   in the UK as spring took hold. Our group of 17 members of the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) have quarrying in our blood. A few of us arrived early and enjoyed a couple of days of leisure before the start of our intensive 12-day study tour, organized in partnership with our UK colleagues at the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).
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Quarry Garden takes centre stage at RHS Chatsworth

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 4:13:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Centenary, IQ, environment

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The Institute of Quarrying has long provided membership and professional development services to individuals and organisations operating in the minerals and extractives industries. Now in its centenary year, IQ is celebrating by showcasing the hidden role that the sector fulfils in everyday life with its Quarry Garden at the Royal Horticultural Society's first ever Chatsworth Flower Show in June 2017.

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Raising the bar

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 3:33:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Training, IQ, professionalism

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QM spoke to James Thorne, the new chief executive officer of The Institute of Quarrying, about the growth opportunities and challenges facing the industry, and his quest to ensure IQ continues to be at the forefront of education and training excellence, and professional competence within the sector.

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