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Sky News Tonight

10 February 2015

The Institution's Philippa Oldham appears on Sky News Tonight to discuss vehicle safety.

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Food waste report on BBC Parliament

06 November 2014

The Institution's influential Global Food report was mentioned on BBC Parliament during a House of Lords debate.

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Bloodhound SSC at Stormont

21 October 2014

On Tuesday 21 October, the Institution took the Bloodhound Supsersonic Car to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

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Old Furnace Engingineering Heritage Award

10 October 2014

Coverage of the 100th Engineering Heritage Award, presented to The Old Furnace in Shrophire

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G-Lynx Engineering Heritage Award

25 September 2014

G-Lynx Engineering Heritage Award

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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway Heritage Award

18 September 2014

Media coverage of the Institution's Engineering Heritage Award to the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

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Dr Helen Meese on LBC Radio talking about hot London buses

06 August 2014

The Institution's Dr Helen Meese talking about hot London buses.

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Peter Finegold on BBC Radio Scotland talking about women in engineering.

06 August 2014

The Institution's Peter Finegold speaks on BBC Radio Scotland talking about women in engineering.

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Biomedical engineering: advancing UK healthcare

27 July 2014

Biomedical engineering: advancing UK healthcare

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Railway Challenge 2014

28 June 2014

Railway Challenge 2014

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Formula Student at MIRA - BBC Radio Warwickshire

16 June 2014

Coverage of Formula Student's Learn to Win event at MIRA.

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Science in Action - Radio 4

07 June 2014

Dr Colin Brown appears on Radio 4's Science in Action to discuss a new scheme which aims to turn ordinary household waste into jet fuel.

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Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer Engineering Heritage Award

20 May 2014

The Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer in Devon receives an Engineering Heritage Award.

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Concorde Engineering Heritage Award

01 May 2014

Concorde Engineering Heritage Award

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Population growth in cities - BBC World Service

13 April 2014

Population growth in cities - BBC World Service

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Energy Storage Report

10 April 2014

Energy Storage Report

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IPCC report on climate change - March 2014

31 March 2014

IPCC report on climate change

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Institution on BBC Look East

20 March 2014

Institution's Head of Education Peter Finegold appears on BBC Look East to discuss UK apprenticeship levels.

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Malaysian Airlines disaster

13 March 2014

The Institution's Director of Engineering, Dr Colin Brown, discusses the possible causes of the Malaysian Airlines disaster on Sky News.

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Alex Salmond MSP on Scottish independence

04 March 2014

Alex Salmond MSP references the Instition while delivering a speech on Scottish independence for the New Statesman, which took place at our Westminster headquarters.

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Formula Student 2014

19 February 2014

Media coverage of Formula Student 2014, which takes place at Silverstone on July 9-13.

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Rail infrastructure in Kent

12 February 2014

Philippa Oldham appears on the BBC Radio Kent breakfast show to discuss the issues facing rail users in Kent, and how engineering could help the situation.

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Institution on BBC HARDtalk

22 January 2014

The results of the Institution's recent poll on shale gas and fracking are put to Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey on BBC HARDtalk

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UK Winter Storms/Flooding 2014

03 January 2014

Storm transport problems

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Papplewick Pumping Station Heritage Award

21 December 2013

Papplewick Pumping Station, in Nottinghamshire, received an Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution on Saturday 21 December

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Little Willie - Engineering Heritage Award

13 December 2013

The world's first tank - Little Willie - has received an Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The award was presented at The Tank Museum, in Bovington, on Friday 13 December.

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Institution on Sky News

04 December 2013

Institution on Sky News

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HS2 on BBC 5Live

26 November 2013

HS2 on BBC 5Live

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Electricity storage

21 November 2013

Electricity storage

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Natural Disasters report

08 November 2013

Natural Disasters report

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HS2 debate on Sky News

29 October 2013

HS2 debate on Sky News

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Reaction to UK storm damage - Sky News

28 October 2013

Institution's Dr Colin Brown appears on Boulton and Co on Sky News to discuss the damage caused to UK railways by Sunday's storms.

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EdF nuclear deal-21/10/

21 October 2013

EdF nuclear deal-21/10/

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Spain's Worst Rail Disaster - Discovery Channel

10 October 2013

Institution's Head of Transport Phillipa Oldham appears in Discovery Channel documentary about the Spanish rail disaster.

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The Institution takes Bloodhound SSC to the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff.

24 September 2013

The Institution takes Bloodhound SSC to the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff.

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BBC Radio 4 - Appropriate Healthcare event

18 September 2013

Coverage on Radio 4's PM programme of the Institution's Biomedical Engineering Association event, Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries: Low-cost, frugal technology medical devices.

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Dr Tim Fox discusses fracking on BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio

21 August 2013

Dr Tim Fox discusses fracking on BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio

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The Clydebank Titan crane is designated as an International Historic Civil and Mechanical Engineering Landmark

20 August 2013

The Clydebank Titan crane is designated as an International Historic Civil and Mechanical Engineering Landmark

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Hyper loop

13 August 2013

Hyper loop

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The Institution's Dr Tim Fox features in a news clip on fracking in the UK.

12 August 2013

The Institution's Dr Tim Fox features in a news clip on fracking in the UK.

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BBC Radio 5 Live - The future of fracking and shale gas in the UK

31 July 2013

Dr Tim Fox, from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, debates the future of fracking in the UK on Nicky Campbell's BBC 5 Live Breakfast show.

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Spanish rail accident

25 July 2013

Spanish rail accident

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Volks Engineering Heritage Award

13 July 2013

Volks Engineering Heritage Award

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Lacey Green Windmill Engineering Heritage Award

12 July 2013

Lacey Green Windmill Engineering Heritage Award

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Formula Student 2013

04 July 2013

Formula Student 2013

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Philippa Oldham talks about UK skills and manufacturing

14 June 2013

Philippa Oldham talks about UK skills and manufacturing

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Lobbying in Westminster

03 June 2013

Lobbying in Westminster

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Institution comments on Crossrail

31 May 2013

Institution comments on Crossrail

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Formula Student 2013

30 May 2013

Formula Student 2013

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Nuclear poll

28 May 2013

Public poll on nuclear power

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Engineered in Britain Report

24 May 2013

Engineered in Britain Report

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BBC Radio 4 - Material World

16 May 2013

BBC Radio 4 - Material World

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King Edward Mine Mill Engineering Heritage Award

14 May 2013

King Edward Mine Mill Engineering Heritage Award

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Bloodhound in Scotland

01 May 2013

Bloodhound in Scotland

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Mallard Engineering Heritage Award

05 April 2013

Mallard Engineering Heritage Award

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Ugly Fruit Survey

27 February 2013

Ugly Fruit Survey

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BBC2's Genius of Invention programme

24 January 2013

BBC2's Genius of Invention programme

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BBC2's Funny Business

16 January 2013

BBC2's Funny Business

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Global Food Waste Not, Want Not

10 January 2013

Global Food Waste Not, Want Not

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Shale gas gets go-ahead

13 December 2012

Shale gas gets go-ahead

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Cruachan Engineering Heritage Award

30 November 2012

Cruachan Engineering Heritage Award

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Lion Locomotive Heritage Award

23 November 2012

Lion Locomotive, the only surviving example of a typical 1830s steam locomotive in the world, was presented with a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on Friday 23 November at the Museum of Liverpool.

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Storm Sandy

01 November 2012

Storm Sandy

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Air Fuel Synthesis

19 October 2012

Air Fuel Synthesis

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Short SC1 Engineering Heritage Award

04 October 2012

Short SC1 Engineering Heritage Award

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CNBC report on the engineering challenges to growing world population.

02 October 2012

CNBC report on the engineering challenges to growing world population.

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Liquid Air Working Group launched

02 October 2012

A liquid air working group comprising engineers, academics, civil servants and industry leaders was launched at the Institution on 2 October, attracting attention from the national media. The working group will look into the potential applications of promising liquid air technology.

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Nepal air crash

28 September 2012

Nepal air crash

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Scottish wind power on the radio

27 September 2012

Scottish wind power on the radio

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Stuart Cameron on BBC Radio Scotland

23 September 2012

The Institution's Stuart Cameron talks about inspiring children to pursue careers in engineering.

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Railway Challenge 2012

21 August 2012

Railway Challenge 2012

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Professor Stuart Cameron discusses energy policy on Newsnight Scotland

30 July 2012

Professor Stuart Cameron, Vice President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, takes part in a panel discussion on Newsnight Scotland examining energy policy in Scotland and throughout the UK.

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Formula Student 2012

05 July 2012

Formula Student 2012

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Titan Crane Heritage Award

05 July 2012

Titan Crane Heritage Award

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Sports engineering: an unfair advantage? report

04 July 2012

Sports engineering: an unfair advantage? report

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Airport capacity conference

25 June 2012

Airport capacity conference

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Engineers of the future event in Northampton

22 June 2012

Engineers of the future event in Northampton

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Dr Colin Brown on the Today programme

23 May 2012

Dr Colin Brown, the Institution's Director of Engineering, discusses the state of UK manufacturing and the Institution's new Engineered in Britain report on Radio 4's Today programme.

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Philippa Oldham on Sky News

23 May 2012

Philippa Oldham, HEad of Manufacturing at the Institution, takes part in a live debate on the economy, manufacturing and the Institution's Engineered in Britain report.

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Dr Colin Brown on Radio 4

10 May 2012

Dr Colin Brown is quoted as part of the top story on BBC Radio 4's Six O'Clock News, urging the Government to show leadership on UK manufacturing following a disappointing Queen's Speech.

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BBC Scotland's Landward programme

27 April 2012

BBC Scotland's Landward programme

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Bloodhound at the Scottish Parliament

25 April 2012

The Bloodhound SuperSonic Car showcar on display at the Scottish Parliament.

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Intelligent Transport Intelligent Society

19 April 2012

Intelligent Transport Intelligent Society

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Formula Student features on Radio Silverstone

28 March 2012

This week's Radio Silverstone's Formula String chatshow focused on Formula Student, with FS guests joining host Scott Stringfellow in the studio to talk about the history of the competition and previewing Formula Student 2012.

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Engineering Diploma discussion on BBC Radio Tees

23 March 2012

Dr Colin Brown, the Institution's Director of Engineering, discusses the Government's downgrading of the engineering diploma from the equivalent of five GCSEs to just one.

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Institution comments on Switzerland coach crash.

14 March 2012

Institution comments on Switzerland coach crash.

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Jon Hilton on BBC Radio Northampton

12 March 2012

Jon Hilton FIMechE, Chairman of Formula Student and Member of the Institution's Trustee Board, appears on BBC Radio Northampton as part of a preview piece on the upcoming Formula One season.

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Nissan announces new jobs in Sunderland

06 March 2012

Nissan announces new jobs in Sunderland.

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The Institution on BBC South East

29 February 2012

BBC South East's breakfast and lunchtime bulletins feature a poll, commissioned by the Institution, showing a third runway at Heathrow would be a more popular solution to the UK's airport capacity crunch than the proposed Thames Estuary airport.

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Liquid Air Energy Storage

02 February 2012

On the same day that the IMechE hosted a lecture presenting Liquid Air Energy Storage - a revolutionary British technology that has the potential to solve intermittency issues with large-scale wind power - Dr Tim Fox appeared on BBC South East's evening bulletin discussing the technology.

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Institution's Tim Fox on Channel 4's 4 Thought programme

19 January 2012

Institution's Tim Fox on Channel 4's 4 Thought programme

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HS2 gets Government go-ahead

10 January 2012

Institution comments on HS2 getting Government go-ahead

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New Routemaster bus breaks down

20 December 2011

London's new Routemaster bus breaks down en route to Luton

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The Institution comment on EasyJet's new volcanic ash detection technology

08 December 2011

The Institution's Colin Brown comments on EasyJet's new volcanic ash detection technology

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Media coverage for Manufacturing Excellence 2011

28 November 2011

Media coverage for Manufacturing Excellence 2011

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Jaguar E-Type Heritage Award

25 November 2011

Media coverage for the Jaguar E-Type car Heritage Award

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Scottish Energy 2020? report

03 November 2011

The Scottish Energy 2020? report investigated the Scottish Government's 2020 renewable energy targets, finding that it lacked a detailed engineering strategy and raising numerous concerns about whether the targets are achievable.

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Dr Colin Brown on Ask Rhod Gilbert

02 November 2011

Dr Colin Brown, IMechE Director of Engineering, appears on BBC1's Ask Rhod Gilbert.

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Talyllyn Railway Heritage Award

30 October 2011

Wales' Talyllyn Railway, the first volunteer-run railway in the world, has become the 67th winner of the Institution's Engineering Heritage Award.

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Vulcan Bomber Heritage Award

27 October 2011

The Vulcan Bomber became the 66th winner of an Institution of Mechnical Engineers Engineering Heritage Award on Thursday 27 October

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Aero 2075: Flying into a bright future?

26 October 2011

Media coverage of Aero 2075: Flying into a bright future?

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The Institution's Philippa Oldham on the BBC Politics Show South

16 October 2011

The Institution's Head of Manufacturing Philippa Oldham on the BBC Politics Show South programme.

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Media coverage for Manufacturing Excellence 2011

22 September 2011

Media coverage for Manufacturing Excellence 2011

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Dr Patrick Finlay on appropriate healthcare for the world's poorest countries

07 September 2011

Dr Patrick Finlay, Vice-Chairman of the IMechE's medical division, discusses the challenges of getting appropriate medical devices into developing countries with the BBC World Service ahead of a major IMechE conference on the subject.

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Media coverage for Waverley Engineering Heritage Award.

14 August 2011

Media coverage of the Engineering Heritage Award given to the Waverley paddle steamer.

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Formula Student 2011 Media

17 July 2011

News organisations from all over the country covered this year's Formula Student, the largest educational engineering competition of its kind in the world.

BBC Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Bristol and Somerset all featured radio interviews with the teams, organisers and VIP guests, while ITV Anglia came to Silverstone to watch the cars in action.

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BBC coverage of Engineering Day at Croft, Darlington

06 July 2011

BBC North East & Cumbria coverage of Engineering Day at Croft, Darlington

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Dr Colin Brown on BBC Radio 4 talking about the future of aerospace

16 June 2011

Dr Colin Brown on BBC Radio 4 talking about the future of aerospace after the launch of a PWC report on the subject

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Dr Tim Fox talking on Sky News on the oil refinery accident in Pembrokeshire

03 June 2011

Head of Energy and Environment Dr Tim Fox on Sky News on the oil refinery accident in Pembrokeshire.

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The Institution's response to Iceland's latest volcanic eruption

23 May 2011

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers response to Iceland's Grimsvötn volcanic eruption and ash cloud

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Dr Tim Fox on BBC News 24 talking about UK's Fourth Carbon Budget

17 May 2011

Dr Tim Fox, Head of Energy and Environment, on BBC News 24 talking about the UK's Fourth Carbon Budget

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First Royal Navy Submarine gets Heritage Award

04 May 2011

Holland One, the first Royal Navy submarine launched in 1901, has received an Institution of Mechanical Engineers Heritage Award.

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Dr Colin Brown on Real Radio Scotland talking about volcanic ash

26 April 2011

Director of Engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Dr Colin Brown on Real Radio Scotland talking about the issue of volcanic ash and aircraft

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Institution Member on BBC Radio Cumbria

14 April 2011

Institution Member Kudzanai Chikohora on BBC Radio Cumbria

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Bloodhound comes to Horse Guards Parade

12 April 2011

A 42 foot model of the Bloodhound super sonic car was parked on Horse Guards Parade, just metres away from IMechE headquarters, to mark the publication of the 1000mph car's 3D design drawings.

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Bursledon Brickworks gets 62nd Engineering Heritage Award

12 April 2011

Bursledon Brickworks in Hampshire has become the 62nd recipient of an Institution of Mechanical Engineers Heritage Award, joining the likes of the Thames Barrier and the Penydaren locomotive on the prestigious list of winners.

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Fukushima nuclear plant: Institution insight into the main engineering issues

12 April 2011

Dr Colin Brown, Director of Engineering and Chris Lowther Fellow of the Institution, consider the main engineering challenges currently faced by engineers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, following the massive earthquake and tsunami.

UPDATED 12/04/11

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Population Explosion: Can the Planet Cope?

12 January 2011

A groundbreaking Population report (Wed 12 January) by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has revealed the world is hurtling towards population overload placing billions at risk of hunger, thirst and slum conditions.

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QANTAS Airbus A380 engine explosion

04 November 2010

IMechE’s Director of Engineering, Dr Colin Brown, explains the engineering story behind the mid-air engine explosion on a Qantas A-380 superjumbo, which forced the pilot to make an emergency landing.

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BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme: Volcanic Ash Report

15 October 2010

Professor Roderick Smith discussing the IMechE Volcanic Ash Report.

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BBC Radio Oxford: Volcanic Ash Report

15 October 2010

Oxford based Professor Roderick Smith discussing the Volcanic Ash Report.

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ITV London Tonight: Potters Rail Crash

30 July 2010

Dr Colin Brown discussing the Potter Bar rail crash

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Professional registration

02 June 2010

Learn a bit more about professional registration at IMechE

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Engineered in Britain launch

27 May 2010

Engineered in Britain launch

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BBC London: Kempton Steam Engine Heritage Award

14 May 2010

BBC London news clip: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers presents Kempton Great Engines with a Heritage Award for its services to the city and in recognition of its unique engineering excellence.

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The effects of volcanic ash on aeroplane engines

15 April 2010

Dr Colin Brown, IMechE Director of Engineering, discusses the effects of volcanic ash on aeroplane engines.

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BBC2 Scotland

17 February 2010

BBC2 Scotland

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Geo-engineering media coverage

02 September 2009

Broadcast coverage from the IMechE's Geo-Engineering Report.

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IMechE talks to BBC London Tonight on the city’s power cuts

22 July 2009

IMechE talks to BBC London Tonight on the city’s power cuts

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Nissan Battery Investment

20 July 2009

Dr Colin Brown speaks on Nissan's plans to manufacture batteries at its Sunderland car plant.

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Climate Change Question Time

29 April 2009

The Institution hosted its first ever question time debate on climate change at its One Birdcage Walk headquarters on 29 April. The debate discussed how we should tackle the greatest environmental challenge of our time.

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Climate Change: Adapting to the Inevitable report

13 April 2009

IMechE makes the headlines with its Climate Change: Adapting to the Inevitable report.

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Flight 1549, Hudson Plane Crash (January 2008)

05 February 2009

Flight 1549, Hudson Plane Crash

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Renewable Energy and Energy from Waste

29 January 2009

Renewable Energy and Energy from Waste

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Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture (2008)

10 December 2008

The annual IMechE Arnold Barks Christmas lecture.

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Marine Energy Report

28 November 2008

A radio broadcast on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Marine Energy Report - Taking Scotland's Reputation for Engineering Innovation into the 21st Century.

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Can engineers solve the Italian Job?

24 October 2008

Listen here to find out

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Greenpower at the Goodwood Finals

20 October 2008

IMechE Greenpower supports the finals of the electric car race for schools at Goodwood.

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Heritage Award: Lightning Jet Fighter

14 September 2008

ITV Granada coverage of the Lightning Heritage Award.

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Channel Tunnel Fire (11 September 2008)

11 September 2008

Sky News interviews Dr Colin Brown.

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Eco Car Race, Aintree: North West Tonight

10 September 2008

Eco Car Race, Aintree: North West Tonight

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Heathrow Air Crash

29 August 2008

Heathrow Air Crash

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Madrid Air Crash 2008

29 August 2008

Madrid Air Crash

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Skills Shortage for Nuclear Engineers

10 January 2008

Skills Shortage for Nuclear Engineers

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Presidents Address - Energy For Life

05 June 2007

This lecture argues that we need energy sources with high output (such as coal, oil, nuclear etc) but with little to zero emissions and that the energy supply challenges faced by the world will be met by a diverse combination of nuclear, clean fossil, solar and biomass fuels.

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