Norwich   Engineering   Society


Welcome to NES 2020 - 2021

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 aware that these are not 'normal' times. It sincerely hopes that all our existing Members are managing under these challenging circumstances! Under these trying times, 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 for this coming season, we won't be able to follow our traditional format!! Until further notice events can only be held virtually using Zoom and is by invitation only. These will be sent by email to all Members that have registered an email with us. If Members wish 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 2019-20 will automatically roll over to 2020-21.
  2) The NES Yearbook, in its normal form, will not be pubished for 2020-2021.
  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!!


Vital help needed!!

Hethel Innovation urgently needs help with several projects connected with the current covid 19 crisis.

To see support needed Click here

If you can help directly or you know someone that you think can please contact jwilliamson@hethelinnovation.com



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 :-
12 September 2021
Visit NES Flying Day(Provisional)
at 19.30 via zoom
Presented by  McAuley Flying Club 

News :-

Above is a screenshot of a recent visit to Proeon at the Hethel Engineering centre to view a run of their recently renovated/ reinstrumented and controlled jet turbine. The visit, the first by the Society since COVID restrictions were instigated, was arranged by Council Member Dorian Hindmarsh. Many thanks to him and his colleague Mark Tuma for all the effort they put in to making it a safe and very enjoyable visit.

A close up of the turbine.

Annual General Meeting 2020
Read more
Rotary 2020 Schools Technology Tournament
Read more
Sugar Production at Cantley
Read more
pdfs of recent talks.
Read more
Meetings and covid-19
Read more


Past Event Reports :-
Access report listing

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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