RCEC/PECE PROGRAMME ARCHIVE from Jan 2017 - *VM* - virtual (online) meeting
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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*
8 March 2021 Geoff Pettinger "A Career in Aerospace" *VM*
12 April 2021 Brian Banks. "Antecessors, Human Evolution" *VM*
10 May 2021 Martin Young and Jonathan Smith "Chernobyl and its impact on the local environment" *VM*
14 June 2021 Bill Harvey "More revelations on Masonry Bridges"
12 July 2021 Graham Tombs "Khyber Steam Railway"
9 August 2021 AGM and talk by Andrew Webb "Coffee Production"
13 September 2021 Professor Cochrane "Geothermal Energy"
11 October 2021 Leigh Edwards "Understanding the human perception of colour"
8 November 2021 Lucy Mottram "The Exeter Energy Recovery Facility- an update"
13 December 2021 John Davidson "HMS Terror"
10 January 2022 Debate "The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution"
14 February 2022 Tony Kirby "Art and the Industrial Revolution" by Zoom
14 March 2022 Rob Petts "Diaries of a Postcolonial Highway Man"
11 April 2022 Natasha Luddington - "Recent improvements to Network Rail infrastructure in the South West Network Rail"
9 May 2022 AGM, followed by a short talk from Peter Haines on his military experiences
13 June 2022 Peter Wade, Industrial archaeologist - "Stover Canal -The storey of the Stover canal and its restoration"
11 July 2022 Robbie Sillars - "Marine Refrigeration - The design and use of refrigeration on marine cargo ships"
14 July 2022 Site Visit - Otter Valley Restoration
8 August 2022 Richard Offer - "Taking bearings - or how a Bicycle Repair Man changed our World"
12 September 2022 Darren Stockley - "Renewable Energt from Clyst St Mary"
10 October 2022 Sue Knox - "Stringer Lawrence and the Belvedere Tower"
14 November 2022 Mike Williams - "The Lower Otter Restoration Project"
12 December 2022 Geoff Pettinger "The Spy in the Sky - Surveillance - advances and uses from Balloon to Satellite"
9 January 2023 Rodney Battey - "Stability of Ancient Structures"
13 February 2023 Peter Hill - "Delivering a soft landing on Mars"
13 March 2023 John Davidson - "Landslides"