Norwich   Engineering   Society


Welcome to NES 2018 - 2019

We are a forum where we exchange ideas and experiences for anyone, be they engineers or not, having an interest in engineering. We aim to promote widespread discussion and debate through a programme of talks and visits related to advances and achievements in engineering in the world today.
If you are at all interested in Engineering, then the Norwich Engineering Society is for you!

Our Events Programme
Most of our events from October to April are talk based spanning a wide range of engineering interests. The talks, roughly two a month, are normally held at the Holiday Inn on the Ipswich Road, Norwich. In the summer events are usually visit based; mostly to local companies or facilities of interest to Members.

News :-
Two Members in a 'strange' encounter at the North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival at Holkham Hall on Sept 1st 2018. One is clearly the Treasurer. Who is the other? The clue is on the costume shirt! . It reads 'Mrs Temples Cheese'!

Annual General Meeting 2018
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Rotary 2018 Schools Technology Tournament
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Snetterton Biomass Plant
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Visit to Denver Sluice and Prickwillow Museum
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Past Event Reports :-
Access report listing

Talk pdfs available
Pdfs of many of our talks are available on the 'Past Presentations' page of the Member's Pages. To view it please log in to your 'Members Page'. If you are a NES member but are not registered for Member Pages access please consult your blue handbook on how to register. If you aren't a Member here is a good reason to join us!!


Keeping you informed!

Over time the Membership database gets out of date. This is particularly true with email addresses! To get important messages, such as visits. through to Members it is vital that the necessary contact derails are correct!
Changes can easily be made by through a Member's Home Page!!




General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR)
The good running of our Society is dependent on complying with this new legislation. NES Council has therefore decided to issue a policy document with this topic as its focus. To read the document activate the following link
NES and GDPR

Next NES Event :-
8 October 2018
Talk entitled" 'From Small Beginnings ...'"
at 19.30 at the Holiday Inn
by Henk Koopmans,CEO, HUAWEI (UK)
Lectures/Visits of interest
14th June 2018 at 7.30pm in Rm W115 of the Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Ipswich IP4 1QJ
'Acceptable in the 80's'
given by James Hill of Electrical Testing Ltd
In this IET sponsored talk, James Hill considers the problems involved in the installation of LED luminaires especially when retrofitting to existing structures much of which is deteriorating at an increased rate.
The lecture is thought provoking and uses visual examples of specific column failures, bad practice and poor budget management; all pointing to significant structural failures in the next 10 to 15 years!

Of possible interest to Members
Online Sites.
A very useful 'calculator' via Tony Meacock.
Online 'engineering retro museum' via Tim Birt.
link to the 'vimeo plane resurrection' site.

Royal Instition of Engineers
Online Magazine
RIE Homepage


Videos of interest
A video that Tony Meacock thought might interest you! Science Museum's video 'On the move'
Apollo 13 Flight director - Gene Kranz
Thanks to Member Julian Gillett in supplying the link


12-25 March 2018
Cambridge Science Festival
What is happening and Details

Websites of interest
Hethel Engineering Centre - an engineering innovation centre.

Beattie Passiv - a Hethel Centre based company involved in low energy loss building design and construction methods

Nexus Engineering - an engineering training and development organisation.

Norfolk Amateur Radio Club

More Useful websites
Neighbouring Engineering Societies
For event details click on the appropriate society name.
Chelmsford Engineering Society
Colchester Engineering Society
Ipswich Engineering Society

Professional Body Events
For local event details click the appropriate body name.

Institution of Civil Engineers
Institution of Engineering and Technology
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
British Computer Society


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