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
*** Note altered venue - Spring Lane building, next to central car park off ***
University Road - see map, right
Thurs 1st February 2018 - York Civic Trust Projects by Nick Bielby and David Fraser
Thurs 1st March 2018 - To be confirmed
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 2017 AGM was held on Thursday 27th 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.
During the summer a series of industrial visits are organised to places of engineering interest, usually followed by an informal meal.
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.
The Society holds a number of other events and has a Theatre Group organised by Mr P G Bowers.
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