Norwich   Engineering   Society

Welcome to NES 2021 - 2022

The Society
We are a forum where we exchange ideas and experiences for anyone, be they engineers or not, having an interest in engineering. Under 'normal' circumstances our aim would be 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!

NES Council, the Society's ruling body, is well aware that 2021 - 2022 again will not be a 'normal' season. Council very much hopes that all our Members are managing under these challenging circumstances! If a Member feels the need for advice or just to talk to someone, please don't hesitate in contacting a Council Member for a chat. If they can't help, they might well be able to suggest someone who can.

Sadly, again we won't be able to follow our traditional format!! Council have decided that, as vitual Meetings served us well in 2020 - 2021, we will continue to use this format in 2021-2022. Zoom Meetings are by invitation only. Invitations will sent by email to all Members that have registered an email with us. Therefore, if a Member wishes to receive an invitation, it is a Member's responsibility to ensure that the Society has the correct address to send it to.

Several important decisions were ratified at our recent virtual AGM:
  1) There will be no Membership Fee in any category for the coming season. Membership for 2020-21 will automatically roll over to 2021 - 2022.
  2) The NES Yearbook, in its normal form, will not be pubished for 2021 - 2022.
  3) The website will be used as the standard reference point for the Society. All events will be notified here.

Council would like to remind Members that the Society has a resource that might be useful in passing time i.e. pdf's of many of the past talks and some of the visits. This data bank has been updated recently. To access them you only have login and then move to the appropriate tab on your homepage.

As an added extra the Society has created a public page that has a variety of engineering related videos, youtubes, links etc. The Society would like to encourage you to suggest additional links to be entered onto the page. Please contact the webmaster via email about suggestions for additions to the present list.

Click here to view 'videos, etc.' public page

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

Next NES Event :-
1 November 2021
Talk entitled Hertha Ayrton - the first woman Member of the IEE
at 19.30 via zoom
Presented by  Tony Meacock NES Member and former President

News :-
Our 'steeds'Approaching Brancaster Bay

Courstesy of the McAuly Flying Club the Society held its now traditional Flying Day at Little Snoring airfield early in September. The weather conditions were almost perfect for most of the day. So much so that the Lincolnshire coast was clearly visible once a flight was a few hundred metres from the ground.
Holkham Hall from aboveSome Menbers were lucky enough to hear 'You have control'

McAuly pilots were kept busy with over 25 Member flight seats taken throughout the day. Very much enjoyed by all.

Annual General Meeting 2020
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Rotary 2020 Schools Technology Tournament
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Sugar Production at Cantley
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pdfs of recent talks.
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Meetings and covid-19
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Of possible interest to Members
Online Sites.
A very useful 'calculator' via Tony Meacock.
Online 'engineering retro museum' via Tim Birt.

Engineering Bodies
Online Magazine
Royal Academy of Engineering Homepage

Videos of interest
A video that Tony Meacock thought might interest you!

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

Forncett Industrial Steam Museum - an engineering innovation centre.

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

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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