Welcome to the Professional Engineers' Club (Exeter).

ATTENTION potential new members. If you are a retired or near retirement professional engineer and would like to join the club, you will be very welcome. Email form here. Please also read the security note.

Upcoming Event

Our next meeting will be on 8th November 2021 and will take place in the Bridge Room at the Exeter Golf and Country Club. Our Speaker will be Lucy Mottram who will give us an update on the Exeter Energy Recovery Facility.

See our Events Page for full programme of meetings and events.


On 11th October 2021 Leigh Edwards gave a talk "All about Colour" copiously illustrated with slides. The slides introduced an understanding of colour, but it's a wide and sometimes more complex subject than people realise. Colours play a vital role in our everyday lives and affect us more than we know - colours can alter our mood and influence our choices. Sight and colour perception is probably our most important sense, but to many animals smell is equally or more important than vision. Colours help us stay safe, avoid danger and even poisoning. Colours add immeasurably to our lives - imagine a world in just black and white! Leigh's excellent presentation also included many optical illusions.

See our News Archive for previous entries.

Our Club

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 and to contact the club secretary please use the Contact page. For an email membership form please use the Join page.

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.