Norwich   Engineering   Society


Welcome to NES 2022 - 2023

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 2022 - 2023 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 virtual Meetings served us well in 2021 - 20212, we will continue mainly to use this format in 2022-2023. However Council is hoping to be able have several face to face meetings in early 2023; venues and timings have yet to be decided. As soon as thes have been settled they will be posted on this website.

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 2021-22 will automatically roll over to 2022 - 2023.
  2) The NES Yearbook, in its normal form, will not be pubished for 2022 - 2023.
  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
NES and GDPR

Next NES Event :-
24 May 2022
Visit Langham Dome
14.00 at the Langham Dome
Presented by  Staff Members Langham Dome Museum

News :-
Tower bridge bascule arm engine
Members were invited on Saturday April 30th to a special 'steam up' at the Forncett St Mary Steam Museum. The event was held to celebrate the renewal of the steam piping at the Museum; the Society had helped by donating to the funding of the project.

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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