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 Evening Lectures for the 2017/ 2018 programmme were 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



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.


2018 Visits


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


Thurs 3rd May 2018 - Foss Flood Defences, upgraded following the flood of 2015


Thurs 7th June 2018 - Allerton waste recovery park


Thurs 5th July 2018 - A social visit to Craven motorcycle museum,




Annual General Meeting


The 2018 AGM was 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.



Annual Dinner


Friday 30th November -  Merchants Taylors' Hall


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.