Norwich   Engineering   Society

Sadly because of Covid19 our normal venue is not available for talks so NES Council has had to rearrange its original talks schedule for 2020-2021. We have also decided to hold talks in a virtual environment; presently using Zoom as our meeting place.

Any one wishing to take part in a talk is advised to down load a 'Zoom' client, if they don't already have such an app, onto their computer. If you don't have one it takes much longer to join a meeting!


Currently the programme is being reconstructed assuming that we will keep the same date/time slots as per our traditional approach; roughly every other Monday starting at 19.30. To keep abreast of developments please watch this space.

4 October 2021
Talk entitled "Global Warming - the challenges Engineers face."
19.30 at the Zoom

by Prof Susan Avery, President Emerita, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA,

Summary: Coming shortly

18 October 2021
Talk entitled "SZC Project and its contribution to Net Zero"
19.30 at the Zoom

by Mike Lavelle, Sicewll C Project Team

Summary: This talk will be about the design and design heritage of the power plant proposed for Sizewell C, the contribution it will make to Net Zero, the jobs and opportunities it will create and sustain, and the improvement in biodiversity for the local area that will be created by the project.

1 November 2021
Talk entitled "(provisional)Wind Energy"
19.30 at the Zoom

by Susan Falch-Lovesay, Vattenfall

Summary: Whenever

15 November 2021
Talk entitled "Self Suffiency and Sustainability from an Engineering Perspective"
19.30 at the Zoom

by David Bowyer, TBA

Summary: Climate change is the biggest crisis ever to face us humans and as engineers we have a big part to play in combating it. Technological solutions aplenty are being mooted, mostly based on enabling us to carry on with our lifestyles and the economy as before. But is this enough?

I have had cause to consider this during 11 years living a largely self-sufficient lifestyle. It is clear to me that self-sufficiency and sustainability can and should be complementary. I have also been able to apply my skills as a professional and practical engineer in a low tech, low impact way to reduce my footprint on the world.

In the talk I will discuss some of the key issues of climate, sustainability and how we can all help reduce our impact rather that rely on high tech solutions that potentially introduce other problems.

29 November 2021
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Zoom

by TBA, TBA

Summary: Whenever

13 December 2021
Talk entitled "(provisional)Knowles Capacitors-Past, Present and Future"
19.30 at the Zoom

by S Hopwood and P Moore, Knowles Capacitors, NES Members

Summary: Whenever

24 January 2022
Talk entitled "(provisional)Engineering involved in Water Treatment"
19.30 at the Zoom

by Max Anderson, Gurney Environmental

Summary: Coming soon

7 February 2022
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the ?

by TBA, TBA

Summary: Whenever

21 February 2022
Talk entitled "Fuel Cells-What they are,how they work and how they are used."
19.30 at the ?

by Dr Richard Aldridge, NES Member

Summary: Whenever

7 March 2022
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the ?

by TBA, TBA

Summary: Whenever

21 March 2022
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the ?

by TBA, TBA

Summary: Whenever

4 April 2022
Talk entitled "AGM"
19.30 at the ?

by NES President, NES

Summary: Formal business followed by Members talks