Welcome to the Professional Engineers' Club (Exeter).


Latest News (-in last month or so)

on 19th October 2020 the committee held a brief Zoom meeting. Barry has contacts at Exeter University and has discussed with them the award of the Flux prize. PECE will be invited to have a representative at the presentation. The Constitution will be reviewed with the intention of making it more flexible and less specific, such as combining officer posts viz visits/social secretary. our current membership secretary will be stepping down and a replacement will be required. The Zoom meeting on 12 October was considered successful, and more will follow. When there are more members using Zoom a virtual AGM will be considered.

On 12 October 2020 the club held a Zoom meeting to discuss the possiblity of regular monthly virtual meetings with presentations or debates. There were 17 attendees for the meeting. Ken facilitated the meeting and Geoff chaired. Participants were asked to mute their microphones when not speaking, and to indicate when they wished to speak by raising a hand. This eliminated extraneous sound and kept the meeting under control. It was agreed that there will be monthly virtual presentatons, with Martyn giving one on 9th November. On 14 December Rodney will host a "Balloon" debate, and in January and February there will be talks on the china clay industry and on the bronze age. Ken has offered to help speakers with practice sessions. The committee will meet on 19th October to review the Zoom meeting.

See our Presenter Guide for ideas on how to put together an online presentation.

See our News Archive for previous entries.

Forthcoming events

There will be no talks or visits until further notice. The committee has considered asking some of the speakers if they would be prepared to provide online presentations but it was decided that only members should be asked to do this.

   The Club was founded in 1986 as the Retired Chartered Engineers' Club to provide a social meeting place for retired and semi retired professional engineers and a means of keeping in touch with achievements and developments in engineering (see our Constitution). The Club has links with other organisations including the University of Exeter where it presents the Flux Award, in memory of our founder Robert W. Flux FIEE, to the student making the best oral presentation of a project.

   Membership is open to Retired or Semi-retired Engineers and related professionals resident in the South West and currently includes more than 50 representatives from the Aeronautical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Communications, Gas, Marine, Mechanical, Petroleum, Structural and other disciplines. Prospective members are welcomed as guests at Club events.

For further membership information please contact us at honsec@rcec.co.uk . You can also download a membership application form here:   

   Members assemble from 10.00am for an informal tea or coffee and the meeting starts promptly at 10.30am when short reports concerning Club business are presented by the committee. This is followed by a talk of approximately 40 - 60 minutes on a subject of engineering interest usually given by invited speakers or sometimes by members. Topics have been as diverse as nuclear fusion reactors and Roman aqueducts.
   Social events take place throughout the year and technical visits are arranged for the summer months.
  The Heritage Trail section researches the achievements of engineers with local connections and where appropriate arranges for the erection of plaques in their memory.

   There are Clubs similar to ours in other areas of the UK and a list of those known to us may be reached via the LINKS page