Ppogramme Archive

RCEC/PECE PROGRAMME ARCHIVE from Jan 2017 - *VM* - virtual (online) meeting

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"

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 “The future of the Club"

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

April to June 2018 missing

9 July 2018 Electric cars, talk by Geoff Pettinger (member)

13 Aug 2018 Richard Holladay on 'The History of the Garton & King Iron Foundry, Exeter

10 Sept 2018 Kimble West ‘The engineering inspection of difficult locations.’

8 Oct 2018 Future Venues discussion, followed by Rodney Battey ‘Something about bridges’

17 Oct 2018 VISIT to Lidl Distribution Centre - see member pages

12 Nov 2018 David ‘Oily Rag’ Pilkington ‘The restoration of an Alfa Romeo P3’

22 Nov 2018 Chairman’s Lunch,Langstone Cliff Hotel at Dawlish Warren.

25 Nov 2018 Visit to Coldharbour Mill - see members' pages for details

10 Dec 2018 Dr. David Kernick ‘Rationing health care in the NHS - the rhetoric and the reality’

14 Jan 2019 Michael Pitkeathly ‘Living in a nuclear submarine’

11 Feb 2019 Andy Robinson - Voyager: The Vision, The Achievement, The Legacy

28 Feb 2019 Lunch at the Lamb Inn at Longdown.

11 Mar 2019 Mark Maynard - ‘Repairs and strengthening works to the M5 bridge over the River Exe

8 Apr 2019 Peter Marsden - Cesspits, Cemeteries and Sewers - Adventures in Archaeology

13 May 2019 John Smith - Roman Army in Exeter, Finds, Facts and Fiction

10 Jun 2019Neil Harris - 30 Years of Wind Power

8 July 2019Robert Crawley - Restoration of a 1929 Exeter Corporation Bus

12 August 2019 Prof Richard Handy - The Wonders of Nano Technology

9 September 2019 Alison Langmead - ‘The Legal Aspects of Securing Water Resources’

14 October 2019 Alan Bullock -Engineering Equipment used in the China Clay Industry

11 November 2019 Christopher Ackland and Hamish Hall - Moving the River Taw at Colleton Mill’

21 November 2019 Chairman's Lunch, Langstone Cliff Hotel

9 December 2019 Dr Clare Maudling - The Rebuilding of Exeter after the Blitz

13 January 2020 Bill Harvey - A Lifetime of Work Underneath the Arches - Masonry Arch Bridge Behaviour

16 January 2020 Visit to Axminster Carpets, start 10am. CANCELLED.

10 February 2020 Graham Andrews - In the National Interest - Recollections of a Test Pilot

9 March 2020 John Davidson - Earthquakes and their effect on Structures

6 April 2020 Brian Banks - The story of Human Evolution ***CANCELLED****

11 May 2020 AGM, with a talk by Andrew Webb(M)on "The World of Coffee" ***CANCELLED****

8 June 2020 John Smith - Battle of Britain and RAF Exeter (tbc)***CANCELLED****

13 July 2020 Leigh Edwards - Artificial Intelligence-what it is and how it could be used.***CANCELLED****

10 Aug 2020***NO MEETING***

14 Sep 2020***NO MEETING***

12 Oct 2020 Members' Zoom discussion *VM*

9 Nov 2020 Martyn Haley(M)- A lifetime of Highway and Municipal Engineering *VM*

14 Dec 2020 Rodney Battey(M)- Rodney Battey - "Camouflage, Disguise and Impersonation" *VM*

11 Jan 2021 Alan Bullock(M)-Health and safety in the clay industry *VM*

8 Feb 2021 John Davidson(M) - follow up talk on earthquakes *VM*