Welcome to the Lancaster Engineering Society programme(First Formed 1946)
2017 Autumn Programme
Tuesday 19th September
by Stuart Atkinson (Eddington Astronomical Society)
We seem to have a theme this session of vehicular transport (in it's loosest sense). Stuart gave us a fascinating insight into space travel back in January 2016 when he spoke about the Rosetta project.
This talk covers the achievements of NASA's Mars Rover project.
From Sojourner's first drive some 20 years ago to Curiosity, currently exploring Gale Crater, and the latest from Opportunity still roving Mars over 13 years after landing. It being unlikely that anyone, even Richard Branson, will get there any time soon, this is the best we can do for now, so sit back for a ride on Mars!
Tuesday 17th October
"My life and loves - Rolls Royce cars"
by Peter Yates.
Peter, from Bolton-le-Sands, has had a love of "Rollers" for most of his life, and has been lucky enough to indulge his obsession through his professional life. The family business of motor repairers branched out in the early 1970s into wedding car hire, using – you guessed it – Rolls-Royce cars. Over the years since then many have been bought, restored where necessary and used in the business, including one which was the first owned by Eric Morecambe.
Tuesday 21st November
Ladies Evening Dinner
Morecambe Golf Club. 7:00 for 7:30 pm,
followed by a talk on
"Life with Morecambe and Wise"
by Michael Fountain.
Having spent most of his life in the South of England, Michael moved North after retiring,and settled into a new life in Bare. Having had a life driving Eric Morecambe round in his Rolls (echoes of Peter Yates' talk in October), he now fills his time in with giving talks about his life with the stars. You may have heard Michael speak to a WI or other group, but every talk will be different, how could it be other with people like that to talk about!
An interesting evening awaits….
As there is a choice of menu items for the Annual Dinner, please let the Secretary know your choice (see over for details). Bookings and menu choices are required by Monday 13th November to allow us to advise MGC and also to prepare table arrangements etc. Please note that cheques should be made payable to "Lancaster Engineering Society"
Advance Notice of Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 16th January 2016 at 7:30 pm. As usual, the meeting will be followed by a talk (currently being arranged). The Agenda for the AGM, together with the Spring Programme, will be distributed at the beginning of the New Year.
Subscriptions will be due at the January meeting!
Meetings are held on the THIRD Tuesday in the month, at the Bare Village Hall, Bare, starting at 7.30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome to attend, especially young engineers, who are eligible to join at a favourable rate.
Slurry treatment in Civil Engineering - Michael Rowlinson
Energy-Past, Present, Future - LES President -John Blowes
Welsh Highland Railway - Geoff Stoker KES sec
Restoration of the Midland Hotel Morecambe - Stephen Gardner
Concrete Matters - Andrew Crossley
China Light and Power Company - Ken McGrath
Ice Houses and International Trade in Ice - Rob David
Life and Experiences of the Royal Flying Corps - Dr Graham Kemp
A Tale of Two Observatories - Dr Keith Robinson
The Thirlmere Hundreds - John Butcher
The Love Life of John O'Gaunt - Dr Graham Kemp
Managing Geotechnical uncertainty - Dr Jason Le Masurier
The Lune Aqueduct - by Stephen Higham and Richard Trevitt
The Hubble Space Telescope 21st Anniversary - Dermot Gethings
Spadeadam Hazardous Testing Centre - David Brown
Gas Exploration and Production - Paul Matich
Wind Farm Development-West of Duddon Sands-
Morecambe Bay - underwater safari - Gordon Fletcher
The Titanic - John Murray
Flood recovery and Prevention Paul Bond
Rouges and Villains at Lancaster Castle-Dr Graham Kemp
The Halton Lune Hydro Project-John Blowes
North West Electrification - Ryan Scott
Morecambe Bay Gas Field - Graham Sheedy
National Grid 400KV main upgrade - Chris Welland
Advances in underground rescues - Graham Hale
Small Scale Engineering and Development of Cinderbarrow Site - Geoff Martell
Hybrid Drives for Large Vehicles - David Vance
Lancaster Water System Renewal - David Holmes
Frank Whittle - Bernie Walters
An Open Source World - Mark Keating
A Practical User's Guide to how the Internet works - Ian Norton
The Heysham to M6 Link Road Construction Project - Anthony Crossley (Costain PLC)
Bells and Bell Ringing-Engineering, History and Practice - Ron East
RSGB-one hundred years on by Mike Sherriff and Amateur Radion Communications - Andrew Scarr and Tim Unstone
Unmanned Air Systems - Chris Gartside
Buses on the Brain - a serious affliction - Peter Smalley
Modern Brewing - Matt Jackson
Bridge construction - a historical review - Jim O'Neil
Future developments in nuclear power - Graig Simpson
The Rosetta Project and Philae the Comet Lander-Stuart Atkinson
Combat Bridging Solutions- WOI Kevin Cameron and SSgt Paul Carter
Engineering Training Today-James Meil and Andy Pyle
The challenge of the Matador Peter Foster
The Electrical Aftermath of Storm Desmond - Martin Collin and Ian Parker (ENWL)
3D printing techology and demonstration - Jonathan Howard
19th Century Rifle Volunteer and their legacy in the Lake District------Dr Darran Ansell