Edward L Marshall CEng. MIMechE

Ed Marshall considers himself very lucky to have spent his entire working life playing with engines. First with BP Research where he carried out a number of programmes investigating the relationship between engines and their fuels.  Then, having been elected to a Fellowship at Cambridge University, BP kindly offered him a sabbatical, on full BP salary, to enable him to take up the Fellowship and continue with his research.  Eventually he returned to BP to set up a facility to measure flame speeds inside a working engine using a split-beam laser.  His fuels experience covers a large range of engine types from Stirling to Ceramic Diesel. He spent 10 years running his own consultancy, working mainly for the Oxford College of Petroleum where he organised and ran fuels training courses for Oil Industry personnel around the world.  He relaxed by cruising the English canal system in a narrowboat. Ed has been a member of the Newcomen Society Activities and Visits Sub-Committee, and has organised a number of weekend visits to areas such as Hull & Humberside and Northern Ireland, a study weekend on the subject of ‘Glass’ in St Helens, a study day at Bletchley Park, and a visit to the ‘Coalite’ plant at Bolsover together with numerous short visits in the London area.  He was a member of the team that organised the successful ‘Piston Engine Revolution’ conference held in Manchester in 2011. He has written and presented three Newcomen Society papers; edited a book on ‘Motor Gasoline’ published by The Royal Society of Chemistry and has published numerous papers in the IMechE and other technical journals.

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    2017
    6:00 pm The Byzantine Water Supply of Co... @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    The Byzantine Water Supply of Co... @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    A lecture by Professor Martin Crapper
    Sep
    26
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    6:30 pm AGM + John ‘Longitude’ Harrison ... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    AGM + John ‘Longitude’ Harrison ... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    Doug Bateman debunks the many myths surrounding Harrison and the Longitude Prize. The Newcomen North West AGM will take place on the same evening.
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    7:00 pm Upminster Windmill and the Boult... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Upminster Windmill and the Boult... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Chris Hodrien, Bill Whitehead & Colleague
    Oct
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    7:30 pm Ropemaking Machinery @ BRISTOL, BAWA
    Ropemaking Machinery @ BRISTOL, BAWA
    Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    A lecture by Edward Sargent
    Oct
    24
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    6:30 pm The Famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ – M... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    The Famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ – M... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    A lecture by Bob Gwynne who is an outstanding speaker from the National Railway Museum in York on a topic that needs no introduction. This is a (joint meeting with The Stephenson Locomotive Society.
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