2017/ 2018 Evening Lectures


During the winter the Society arranges lectures on engineering topics and also holds a Social Evening. All evening lectures are open to the public.


The remaining Evening Lectures for the 2017/ 2018 programmme are as follows:


Thurs 5th October 2017 - Dr. David Chesmore – ‘Electronics and Technology in

                                            Agriculture - the Next Farming Revolution?’


Thurs 2nd November 2017 - The Future of Fertilizer – A New Deep Mine in the UK?    

                                                Sid Brady – Mechanical Engineer - FIMMM, Sirius Minerals


Thurs 7th December2017 -  M1 39 to 42 Smart Motorway – The Story behind the      

                                               Roadworks and the Signs

                                               Richard Rawet, Project Manager bmJV - contractor

                                               Simon Morritt, senior engineer CH2M – designers

                                               Peter Wood , principal consultant Capita Technology –

                                                                                            technology support to bmJV


Thurs 11th January 2018 - Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 1

                                             Stephanie Dye a Senior Mechanical Engineer at ARUP



Thurs 1st February 2018 - York Civic Trust Projects by Nick Bielby and David Fraser


Thurs 1st March 2018  -  Man, Mind & Machine:  Merging Trends in Medical


                                          Dr Adar Pelah, Reader (Associate Professor), Department of

                                          Electronic Engineering, University of York

             *** Postponed due to adverse weather, date TBA ***


All lectures are at the University of York in room PL0001 or PL0002 in the Exhibition Centre building. Those attending lectures and traveling by car are directed to park in the car parks directly adjacent to Newton Way on the Campus West.


2017 Industrial visits


Thurs 6th April 2017 - 'A Riverside Historical Walk' by Colin Atkinson


Thurs 25th May 2017 -  Visit to Thompson Feed Mills, Murton


Thurs 15th June 2017 - Provisional Visit to Parkol Marine Engineering, Whitby


Thurs 6th July 2017 - Visit to Ellis Patents in Rillington


Thurs 10th August - Visit to RNLI Lifeboat station, Scarborough


Sat 2nd September - Visit to Fimber computer museum with afternoon tea.



Annual General Meeting


The 2018 AGM will be held on Thursday 19th April at the University.


If there are any members wishing to join the Societies commitee or nominate members for committe roles please could you speak to the President (Prof Jeremy Everard) or contact the Society.


Industrial Visits


During the summer a series of industrial visits are organised to places of engineering interest, usually followed by an informal meal.


Annual Dinner


Friday 24th November -  Merchants Taylors' Hall

Honoured guest speaker this year is Professor Kel Fidler


The Annual Dinner is the highlight of the Society's year and is usually attended by Members and Guests with the Society inviting a special guest(s) to address the dinner and toast the Society. Over the years the Society has been fortunate to have guests from across society including the civic party, clergy, MPs, MEPs, academics and Directors of large companies based in Yorkshire.


Other Events


The Society holds a number of other events and has a Theatre Group organised by Mr P G Bowers.


Thurs 12th April 2018 - Wine tasting