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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    Mar
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    2017
    11:00 am Visit to National Museum Wales C... @ NANTGARW, National Museum Wales Collections Centre
    Visit to National Museum Wales C... @ NANTGARW, National Museum Wales Collections Centre
    Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    There are still a few places available on our 30 March 2017 visit to South Wales. The plan is that we meet at 11am the National Museum Wales Collections Centre, Nantgarw, where the staff will[...]
    Apr
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    7:00 pm The Thames Tunnel @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    The Thames Tunnel @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Julia Elton: The Thames Tunnel
    Apr
    12
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    5:45 pm Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys –... @ LONDON: The Dana Centre,
    Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys –... @ LONDON: The Dana Centre,
    Apr 12 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
    A lecture by Deborah Jaffé. The entrepreneurial Frank Hornby was the inventor of Meccano, The Hornby Railway and Dinky Cars. This lecture looks at the origins of his designs, the manufacturing processes involved,  the images of[...]
    Apr
    19
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    2017
    6:00 pm ICI Billingham and Steam Reformi... @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    ICI Billingham and Steam Reformi... @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    A lecture by Dr Fred Starr FIMMM, C.Eng. It will surprise anyone younger than middle aged, that British Gas, in the 1950s seemed doomed, almost deservedly so. The world’s oldest energy conversion company, it was[...]
    Apr
    20
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    2017
    7:30 pm R101 Disaster and the Broken Ele... @ BRISTOL BAWA
    R101 Disaster and the Broken Ele... @ BRISTOL BAWA
    Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    A lecture by Bryan Lawton: R101 Disaster and the Broken Elevator Cable
    Apr
    24
    Mon
    2017
    6:30 pm Stealth – its history and techno... @ SHEFFIELD: Kelham Island Museum
    Stealth – its history and techno... @ SHEFFIELD: Kelham Island Museum
    Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    A lecture by Professor Barry Chambers:  Stealth – its history and technology.  For directions to Kelham Island Museum please visit:- http://www.simt.co.uk/find-us
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