MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2016/2017

 

Meetings are held in the ISCA Centre, Summer Lane, Whipton, Exeter EX4 8NT and start at 10:30am on the 2nd Monday of the month. Members' meetings are private but if you would like to attend please contact the RCEC Secretary on 01392 277661 or honsec@rcec.co.uk.

DATE

TALKS

9 Jan 2017

“The Story of Southampton Docks” - Nigel Overton (Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery)

Covering the development of the Victorain Eastern Docks, on reclaimed land at the confluence of the Rivers Test and Itchen, followed by the ambitious construction of the deep water Western Docks by the Southern Railway.

13 Feb 2017

“How it Used to Be” - Barry Hayden (member)

13 Mar 2017

“Underfall Yard- the machines that floated Bristol's Harbour” - Rachel Gollin, Workshop Manager, Underfall Yard Trust

10 Apr 2017

“Building an Airfield on the Falkland Islands” - Tony Fryer

Following the departure of the Argentines, the Thatcher Government ordered the building of a military and civilian airfield to deter the return of the Argentines and to protect the UK share of Antartica. The logistic problems which were massive were made more difficult by the need for urgency.

8 May 2017

AGM and “Egypt Revisited” - Garth Flint (member)

12 Jun 2017

“The Energy Scene - Is the target for 2050 Achievable" - Alan Martin

10 July 2017

“2-Shot Moulding and Beyond" - Andy Tettmar, Design Director, Hymid Multi-Shot Ltd, Torquay

14 Aug 2017

“Lunar Mission One" - Paul Bennett, Ambassador

11 Sep 2017

“Debate - What is an Engineer"

Details to be Announced.

9 Oct 2017

“Brunel's SS Great Britain" - Brian Portch

13 Nov 2017

“ShelterBox - The Charity" - David Glover, Rotary Relations Officer

11 Dec 2017

“The First Atlantic Telegraph Cables of 1858 and 1868" - John Dike

8 Jan 2018

“TBA"

12 Feb 2018

“Exeter's Guardian Angels - The Story of the Polish 307 Squadron" - Michael Parrot

12 Mar 2018

“The River Tamar - From Source to Sea" - Tom Soby

The Speakers Secretary would be pleased to receive suggestions of subjects for talks - speakers@rcec.co.uk  If you have attended a talk that you think would be suitable, please contact the organiser for the speaker with details including the speaker's fee.