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