Norwich   Engineering   Society
28 January 2019
Talk entitled "Development of radio communications during WW1"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by Richard Aldridge, NES Member

Summary: This talk is a 'follow on' from my talk on the devlopment of various technologies in the Great War(1914-1918). In that talk I skimmed over the use of radio during this conflict.

It is my intention to discuss how the technology impacted on the various branches of the armed services; both the Royal Air Force(Army's Royal Flying Corps prior to April 1918) and the Royal Navy were enthusiastic users whereas the Army, in general, was very reluctant.

4 February 2019
Talk entitled "Passive House: theory and practice"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by Martyn Newton, Independent Consultant and NES Member

Summary: After over 20 years involvement in low energy buildings at UEA this presentation will explain why I wanted to; and my progress to, building a low energy “passivhaus” replacement dwelling on a small holding near Beccles.

As I haven’t progressed as far as I had hoped to be able to give actual operational energy performance data, Alex Honey of Enhabit formally Whole House Energy will help to explain passivhaus and give data from other operational projects.

18 February 2019
Talk entitled "Understanding Space and Time (Joint with IET)"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by Prof. Mick Mehler, University of Birmingham

Summary: Our modern understanding of Space and Time has evolved since Galileo's time from a simple intuitive flat geometry to that of curved spacetime envisaged by Einstein.

This presentation explains how our understanding has evolved through the contributions made by Newton, Maxwell and Einstein. Numerous experimental results are presented, culminating in the detection of gravitational waves in 2016, all of which have been key to placing the theory on a solid foundation. The material is presented chronologically and, although some mathematical content is unavoidable, the presentation aims to explain the principles with a minimum of mathematics to an non-specialist audience.

4 March 2019
Talk entitled "Undergraduate Engineering at UEA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by Dr Kathryn Coventry/Prof L Coates, University of East Anglia

Summary: (Provisional)Dr Coventry, Undergaraduate Course Director, will talk about the new undergraduate engineering course at UEA. She will give an overview of the course's aims, its teaching/learning methods and intended outputs.

18 March 2019
Talk entitled "I K Brunel - Engineer (Joint with the IET)"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by Tony Meacock, NES Member

Summary: An historical review of some of Brunel’s many projects which included tunnels, bridges, the GWR and ships, including some contemporary illustrations.

25 March 2019
AGM "AGM"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, TBA

Summary: Formal business followed by two or three Members' talks.

7 October 2019
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

21 October 2019
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

4 November 2019
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

18 November 2019
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

2 December 2019
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

16 December 2019
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

20 January 2020
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

3 February 2020
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

17 February 2020
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

2 March 2020
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary: not available

16 March 2020
Talk entitled "TBA"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by TBA, not available

Summary:

30 March 2020
Talk entitled "AGM followed by Members talks"
19.30 at the Holiday Inn

by NES Members, NES

Summary: NES Members speaking not yet available.