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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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Railway Division Lecture: Paris Metro Line 1 Driverless Trains

21 October 2013

November 2011: The very first driverless passenger train is launched on the Paris Metro Line, 111 years after its inauguration. A complete fleet of 49 driverless trains now runs which confirms both the human and technical success of the experience.

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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 Future of Coal: Pre-combustion Extraction of Carbon

03 October 2013

Coal has always been the biggest single contributor of raw energy for fossil fuel power generation stations, and there is a commercial desire to maintain this status quo – but only if its CO2 contribution is reduced by at least 50%. How can this be addressed cost-effectively?
Presentation by John Griffiths, Gasification Matters

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Annual PSG Lecture - Nuclear Energy for the 21st Century

26 September 2013

At this annual Pressure Systems Group lecture Professor Andrew Sherry, from the University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute, discussed nuclear energy within a low carbon world, manufacturing and operational challenges for existing reactor designs as well as research challenges for future reactor systems.



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DESERTEC - Clean Power from Deserts

24 September 2013

The DESERTEC Concept was developed by a network of scientists, economists and politicians from around the Mediterranean, leading to the creation of the DESERTEC Foundation. It demonstrates a way to provide climate protection, energy security and development by generating sustainable power from the sites where renewable sources of energy are at their most abundant.

Presented by Falko Schmidt, UK Coordinator, DESERTEC Foundation

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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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Railway Division Lecture: Chairman's Address

16 September 2013

This lecture highlights the importance for the engineer to be guided by the commercial reality in his relations with the supply chain, the customer and the OEM, highlighting past failures that have created either safety risks for the operator or commercial risks for the owner. It will also argue that at a time when today’s railways are changing technically more quickly than at any time in its history, there is a commercial need for a proper design authority structure to be in place for the life of an asset.

Presented by Chris Moss, Consultant, Relationship Development, Eversholt

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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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Webinar A brief review on state of the art technologies in elevator systems

01 July 2013

In this free webinar, Dr Albert So of the University of Northampton gave a quick review of some latest technological developments in elevator engineering, in two aspects, namely energy performance and safety.

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Laboratory design, construction and sustainable operation

25 June 2013

Presented by Gordon Farquharson, B.Sc. (Hons), C.Eng, Critical Systems Ltd, Calum Davis, Dip Arch RIBA ARB, Founder and Senior Partner, Architon LLP and Andrew Postlethwaite, BSc ICIOB, Director, Walter Lilly & Co Ltd

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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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Carbon Capture and Utilisation: Making future change happen

13 June 2013

We recycle paper, glass and plastics so why not carbon ? The economics and performance penalty on the energy intensive industries don’t seem to be very convincing, and public perception of carbon storage is not great. We currently produce far too much carbon to fully utilise, this lecture explores if we can do more than produce fire extinguishers and fizzy drinks with about 10% of the carbon produced.

Presented by:

Jon Price, Director, Smart Infrastructure - Energy Systems - Circular Economy, Centre for Low Carbon Futures

Professor Peter Styring, Chemical & Biological Engineering, The University of Sheffield

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Alastair Graham Bryce Memorial Lecture: Inspiring the Young to Engineering – Formula AGB

12 June 2013

Presented by Bob Shanks, Chairman of the Imagineering Foundation

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The Influence of Weather on Renewable Energy Predictability and Performance

11 June 2013

This lecture was presented by Phil Evans, Government Services Director at the Met Office.

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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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Presidential Address 2013 - Proud to be an Engineer

22 May 2013

The Institution's Annual Meeting was followed by the Ordinary Meeting at which Patrick Kniveton presented his Presidential Address entitled Proud to be an Engineer.

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Young Engineers Presentation Competition Final 2013

20 May 2013

The final of the Young Engineers Presentation Competition 2013 saw the winners of the regional heats go head to head in London for the chance to win £1000.

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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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Engineering: The Fastest Swimsuit in the World

30 April 2013

This Lecture will be presented by Dr Herve Morvan, Director of Research for the Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), University of Nottingham

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Understanding and Controlling Noise and Vibration from Railways

22 April 2013

David Thompson, Professor of Railway Noise and Vibration at the University of Southampton, discusses the sources of noise and vibration and their physical mechanisms.

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Mallard Engineering Heritage Award

05 April 2013

Mallard Engineering Heritage Award

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Designing with composite materials. 48th John Player Memorial Lecture

20 March 2013

This Lecture will be presented by Professor Mike Hinton, Technology Director, National Composites Centre

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London Overground - Recipe for a Reliable Railway

18 March 2013

This lecture summarised London Overground's approach to consistently achieving an overall successful performance.

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Green tribology at sea: Donald Julius Groen prize lecture

06 March 2013

A reflection on two decades of research into fossil fuel recovery and sustainable energy at sea from Professor Robert Wood, Director of the national Centre of Advanced Tribology.

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Smith & Nephew Lecture - Individualised multiscale modelling to predict risk of bone fracture in osteoporotic patients

28 February 2013

This lecture given by Professor Marco Viceconti from the University of Sheffield will present the main results of a four year research project (VPHOP) devoted to the development and assessment of a new technology that uses computer models of the musculoskeletal biomechanics, individualised over imaging and sensing data, to predict the risk of bone fracture in fragile elders affected by a metabolic disease called osteoporosis.


Refreshments at 18:00 Lecture commences at 18:30


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Ugly Fruit Survey

27 February 2013

Ugly Fruit Survey

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Hugh Ford Management Lecture 2013 - Innovation, entrepreneurship, management and leadership in an engineering company

20 February 2013

Presented by Chris Rea OBE, BSc, CEng, FIMechE, DL, Managing Director, AESSEAL

Chris' presentation will cover his journey to entrepreneurship, product, process and marketing innovation. A leader for thirty years, join Chris as he discusses sustaining an intrapreneurial culture as an organisation grows.

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George Ramshaw Curry Prestige Lecture: Current and Future Developments in EU Rail Policy

18 February 2013

This lecture was given by Keir Fitch, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Kallas, Commissioner for Transport

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Future Water Challenges for the UK: 2015 and beyond

31 January 2013

The presentation will give an overview of the current challenges faced by the industry (plus a reminder of what has been achieved since privatisation), what is being planned for the next regulatory period (AMP6) covering 2015 to 2020, and provide a little crystal ball gazing into the longer term future.

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BBC2's Genius of Invention programme

24 January 2013

BBC2's Genius of Invention programme

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Technology transfer from F1 to the automotive industry

24 January 2013

Speaker: Peter Van Mannen, Managing Director of McLaren Electronic Systems

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BBC2's Funny Business

16 January 2013

BBC2's Funny Business

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Sustaining Real Innovation in Railway and Trains: The Centrality of Technology

14 January 2013

Andy Doherty, Director of System Engineering at Network Rail, will give a talk introducing the challenges and opportunities in the area of Real Innovation in Railways and Trains, with a focus on technology.

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Global Food Waste Not, Want Not

10 January 2013

Global Food Waste Not, Want Not

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