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Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture (2008)

10 December 2008

The annual IMechE Arnold Barks Christmas lecture.

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Engineering the Future in a Climate of Change - Automobile Chairman's Address

10 December 2008

Climate change challenges automotive engineers. In his Chairman's Address Prof. Richard Folkson discusses energy alternatives and looks at automotive solutions and opportunities.

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Towards High Speed 2 - The 96th Thomas Hawksley Memorial Lecture

08 December 2008

The launch of High Speed 1 has transformed travel between the UK and continental Europe, significantly reducing journey times and encouraging phenomenal growth in travellers from across the UK regions.

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Green Tariffs versus Green Wash

01 December 2008

Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive of The Good Energy Group PLC explains what "green tariffs" mean and what their effect on the total installed capacity of renewable generation is. She explores the conflicts with ROCS and what difference the new feed-in tariffs will make.

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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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Hybrid Traction Systems - What's In Store for the Future of Train Propulsion?

24 November 2008

This lecture outlines the energy and carbon challenges for UK transport, and rail in particular, a topic highly relevant to the industry from both a cost and environmental standpoint.

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Preserving the Engineering Capability for the Future of the Aerospace Industry in the North of England - 3rd Annual Northern Aerospace Forum

30 October 2008

Preserving the Engineering Capability for the Future of the Aerospace Industry in the North of England - 3rd Annual Northern Aerospace Forum

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Can engineers solve the Italian Job?

24 October 2008

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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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Maintain to Sustain - Delivering ASHRAE's Sustainability Promise

09 October 2008

This Presidential Lecture focuses on operating buildings to deliver the energy efficiency inherent in their design, including effective commissioning, improved documentation, and programs to educate and certify building operators.

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Synthetic Methanol as a Sustainable Transport Fuel

24 September 2008

It is now widely accepted that we must take substantial action if we are to avoid disastrous consequences of climate change driven by man-made CO2 emissions. This factor, combined with concerns over the geopolitical distribution of remaining oil reserves is forcing us to consider alternatives to fossil fuels and this lecture examines some of the possibilities.

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The Importance of Engineering Science - What Did We Do With It, Where Is It Now and Where Will It Go?

15 September 2008

During the privatisation process the railway turned its back on engineering science. Short term pragmatism ruled and engineering science was seen as unimportant to the individually privatised companies. It was not until the dreadful accidents of the 1997-2000 period that a pan-industry approach to research was re-initiated.

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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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Formula Student 2008

20 July 2008

Formula Student is about building future engineering talent by designing and producing a single-seater racing car, not just in design and manufacture, but in many of the management, marketing and people skills so vital in the modern world, across all sectors of employment.

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CTRL: Progress and Introduction

21 April 2008

The talk is organised with elements of both Infrastructure and Rolling Stock aspects, so as to provide an overall system view of the CTRL Project. It will examine the geography and constraints of construction of high speed line in the Southeast of England and the operation of the line.

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Getting the Best Out of Britain's Nuclear Workhorses

01 April 2008

The AGR design is unique to the UK and a considerable amount of development work has been required over the years to underpin safe, reliable, operation. This paper outlines a brief history of nuclear power in the UK; highlights some of the challenges which have been encountered along the way, and gives examples of the significant improvements in performance of the nuclear fleet over recent years.

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The Greatest Railway Journey in the World?

15 January 2008

This lecture looks at the history of the line with its troubled and protracted gestation and short-lived existence through to the magnificent reconstruction now being undertaken. The title is justified not just by the eventual travel the new railway will provide and the spectacular scenery it passes through but in the engineering and conception of the scheme to revive it.

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Skills Shortage for Nuclear Engineers

10 January 2008

Skills Shortage for Nuclear Engineers

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