Welcome to the Professional Engineers'
At the AGM the name of the club was changed from "Retired Chartered Engineers' Club" to "Professional Engineers' Club (Exeter)". The club website address rcec.co.uk will be retained in the meantime.
Forthcoming events (details to follow):
9 July 2018 – Talk on Electric cars.
Please note that the alternative trial wordpress web site is no longer being updated.
The Club was founded in 1986 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
You can also download a membership application form here:
Meetings are held in the ISCA Centre, Exeter, commencing informally after 9.30am with
coffee in the lounge and at 10.30am members convene in the
Bridge Room for short reports concerning Club business. This is
followed by a presentation 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 button at