Orr graduated from Queens back in 1974, returning to complete a masters in pavement management systems in 1978. The Engineering Society at Queen's is one of the University's largest with 300 students joining every year.
Orr's speech received a well-deserved standing ovation from his student audience. The top table included Professor Adrian Long, also a graduate of QUB and a past President of the ICE. Also present was president of the QUB Engineering Society, Claire Burns (pictured)