IET Lancashire and Cumbria Events

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In-Person

Finding Life Beyond Our Solar System With the James Webb Space Telescope

Is there life beyond planet Earth, is one of the great questions of all time. In the last twenty years we have come a long way towards answering this question.
Speaker:
Dr Robin Catchpole
Date/Time:
Tuesday 10th September 2024 @ 6:30 PM
Location:
The Samlesbury Hotel, Preston, PR5 OUL
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Finding Life Beyond Our Solar System With The James Webb Space Telescope

Is there life beyond planet Earth, is one of the great questions of all time. In the last twenty years we have come a long way towards answering this question.
Speaker:
Dr Robin Catchpole
Date/Time:
Wednesday 11th September 2024 @ 10:30 AM
Location:
Wesley Hall, Lytham, FY8 5LU
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Finding Life Beyond Our Solar System With The James Webb Space Telescope

Is there life beyond planet Earth, is one of the great questions of all time. In the last twenty years we have come a long way towards answering this question. We find living organisms in extreme environments on Earth, evidence for possible habitats in unexpected places in our solar system and over 5000 planets orbiting other stars.
Speaker:
Dr Robin Catchpole
Date/Time:
Wednesday 11th September 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Location:
The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Does Alien Life Exist?

This presentation considers the natural scientific and chance events which allowed first simple, and then, complex life to appear and evolve into human life on Earth and the scientific likelihood of a similar, or equivalent, chain of events occurring elsewhere, including 'chance events' such as mass extinctions, Mitochondrial Eve, etc.
Speaker:
Ian Palmer
Date/Time:
Thursday 19th September 2024 @ 7:15 PM
Location:
Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, LA9 6RG
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Sellafield Past, Present and Future

The history of Sellafield is the history of Nuclear in the UK. This talk will lead you from the origins of our Nuclear heritage and the race for a deterrent through to the development of civil nuclear power generation, reprocessing and the current engineering challenges associated with decommissioning of the nuclear legacy. At its core is a fascinating journey of British engineering across the decades.
Speaker:
Michael Foy
Date/Time:
Thursday 19th September 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Location:
The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

MNZ Cluster - Permanent Storage of CO2 in Depleted Morecambe Bay Gas Fields

The Morecambe Net Zero project is being managed by Spirit Energy Ltd. to provide permanent storage for CO2 from industrial processes. Kimberly Clarke in Barrow, who are changing energy supply from natural gas to blue hydrogen will be one of the first to store their CO2 in these fields.
Speaker:
Jack Richards
Date/Time:
Wednesday 9th October 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Location:
The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Small Modular Reactors

Dr Jones will explain what went wrong with the existing reactor designs and why we need to change. The current energy mix will be considered briefly and the potential role of nuclear power. Then the concept of small (and not so small) modular reactors will be discussed and a consideration of the obstacles that need to be overcome to make them a reality.
Speaker:
Dr John Jones
Date/Time:
Thursday 10th October 2024 @ 11:00 AM
Location:
Glendower Hotel, Lytham St Anne, FY8 2NQ
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Building a Nuclear Quay

Did you ever wonder how to design and build a nuclear quay, how to overcome challenges in the ground and working next to water, or how to design a major structure to resist extreme seismic loading? This talk will provide an overview of the design and construction processes for one of the UK's most challenging projects, and provide answers to these fundamental questions - and more.
Speaker:
Alan Day
Date/Time:
Thursday 17th October 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Location:
The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

60 Years in Air, Land and Sea

The talk will cover a wide range of Air projects that have been worked on during 42 years at British Aerospace / BAE SYSTEMS. These include the 6 well-known military jet aircraft ranging from Canberra to Typhoon, plus Concorde, Spaceplanes and also several unpublished projects.
Speaker:
George Seyfang BSc
Date/Time:
Thursday 17th October 2024 @ 7:45 PM
Location:
Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, LA9 6RG
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Dorothee Pullinger - Barrow's Famous Professional Engineer

Dorothee Aurelle Marianne Pullinger MBE. Aero and automobile engineer and entrepreneur trained at Arrol Johnston.s car factory and was headhunted to become the very young supervisor of Vickers Barrow's thousands of WW1 munitionettes. Nina Baker will tell the story behind the Dorothee Pullinger's plaque, which visitors to BAE SYSTEMS Works can see on the right as they cross Michaelson Road Bridge, Barrow-in-Furness.
Speaker:
Nina Baker
Date/Time:
Wednesday 23rd October 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Location:
The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Talk on 'Personal Survivability'

Staying Alive: Debunking common misconceptions about body armour Hollywood films have 'glamourized' the perception of body armour. Body armour is in fact a sophisticated system of materials, providing differing levels of protection against different threats to vulnerable parts of the body. This lecture will debunk some common myths about body armour and will discuss the UK's world leading work in body armour research, development and acquisition.
Speaker:
Dr. Eluned Lewis
Date/Time:
Wednesday 13th November 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Location:
The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Thirlmere Aquaduct

More than a century ago a massive 80+ mile long tunnel was built under Skelsmergh & Scalthwaiterigg. The Victorian engineering marvel carries water all the way from Thirlmere to Manchester entirely by gravity. Nobody knows more about this aqueduct then John Buthcher who worked for United Utilities for more than 25 years & was their aqueducts manager. John will tell the remarkable story of the construction & operation of this aqueduct.
Speaker:
John Butcher
Date/Time:
Thursday 14th November 2024 @ 7:15 PM
Location:
Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, LA9 6RG
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria
In-Person

Bursary and Scholarship Evening With Talk by Darren Cavan

Darren joins us to provide an inspirational talk about his career in engineering. Having joined Oxley in 1994 after completing a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship at VSEL (now BAE Systems), he holds a First Class Hons Degree in Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering. Darren was appointed as Oxley Technical Director in May 2009, his particular areas of expertise include LED Lighting for aerospace applications and night vision upgrades.
Speaker:
Darren Cavan
Date/Time:
Thursday 21st November 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Location:
The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH
Hosted By:
IET Lancashire and Cumbria

Recommended events from around The IET

Online

Analogue Voltage Controlled Amplifiers/Attenuators (VCAs): A Gentle Introduction

The purpose of this talk is to introduce you to the many weird and wonderful ways this was done in the past. For full details and to register, go to: https://aes2.org/events-calendar/aes-united-kingdom-section-event-analogue-voltage-controlled-amplifiers-attenuators-vcas-a-gentle-introduction/
Speaker:
Professor Jamie Angus-Whiteoak
Date/Time:
Tuesday 23rd July 2024 @ 7:00 PM
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Hosted By:
IET Cambridge
Details:
https://aes2.org/events-calendar/aes-united-kingdom-section-event-analogue-voltage-controlled-amplifiers-attenuators-vcas-a-gentle-introduction/
Online

Game Audio Technology with Criterion Games

If audio is of interest, join the audio team of Electronic Arts Criterion Games as they discuss the future of game audio technology. For full details and to sign up go to: https://aes2.org/events-calendar/aes-united-kingdom-section-event-game-audio-technology-with-criterion-games/
Speaker:
Dr Alexander Horowitz Audio Director
Date/Time:
Tuesday 13th August 2024 @ 7:00 PM
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Hosted By:
IET Cambridge
Details:
https://aes2.org/events-calendar/aes-united-kingdom-section-event-game-audio-technology-with-criterion-games/
In-Person

Site Visit to Congleton Hydro Project

This site visit to Congleton hydro project will offer a valuable insight into the design and infrastructure involved with the operation of a small scale community renewable energy project.
Speaker:
Robert Owen
Date/Time:
Sunday 25th August 2024 @ 10:00 AM Local time (UTC +1 hours)
Location:
Congleton Hydro Project Building, Congleton
Hosted By:
IET Manchester
In-Person

Sustainability and Resilience - ESOS and Legal Obligation

This event offers an insight on a route to Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) and your legal obligations. This includes an energy saving practical example, carbon reduction and routes to net zero as well as case studies highlighting real life winners.
Speaker:
Mr. Gary Palmer / Mr Adrian Bennett
Date/Time:
Tuesday 17th September 2024 @ 6:00 PM Local time (UTC +1 hours)
Location:
Sir William Siemens House, Manchester, M20 2UR
Hosted By:
IET Manchester