Newcomen South Yorkshire

Chairman: David Eaton syorks@newcomen.com
Treasurer: Martin Beaumont
Membership & Meetings Secretary: Dr John Suter meetings.syorks@newcomen.com

Events


Sep
25
Mon
2017
Enigma: Cruise Missiles, Rockets and Superguns @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Phil Judkins

Oct
23
Mon
2017
Gun barrels, Muskets to Tanks @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Stephen Cater

Nov
22
Wed
2017
William Fairbairn and the Iron Girder Bridge @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Richard Byrom

Jan
22
Mon
2018
History of Gas Manufacture in the UK @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Prof. Russell Thomas. This is a joint meeting with the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society

Feb
26
Mon
2018
Brunel’s Fan @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

A lecture by Michael Bailey. This is a joint meeting with the Stephenson Locomotive Society

Mar
13
Tue
2018
Ken Barraclough Memorial Lecture: History of Satellite Navigation @ SHEFFIELD Holiday Inn Royal Victoria
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Ken Barraclough Memorial Lecture by Norman Bonner. This is a joint meeting with the Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association and the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society. This talk is open to all and there is on site car parking providing you register your car at reception.  The talk is followed by the SMEA Members’ Dinner. Contact Dr Ken Ridal (0114 230 5650 or kenridal@stonedelf.fsnet.co.uk).

 

Apr
23
Mon
2018
Hip and Knee Replacement – a surgeon’s perspective @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
May
9
Wed
2018
The Dickinson Memorial Lecture: Measuring greatness: engineering biography- scholarship, hagiography or a marketing tool? @ LONDON: The Dana Studio, Wellcome Wolfson Building,
May 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Dickinson Memorial Lecture will be given by Mike Chrimes. the title of his lecture is Measuring greatness: engineering biography- scholarship, hagiography or a marketing tool?

Mike Chrimes is a long-standing member of the Newcomen Society, serving on its Council and acting as Reviews Editor for many years. He is currently involved in the inter-societal organising committee for the Early Main Line Railway Conference, 2018. He became interested in the history of engineering through his work in the Library of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and a concern over the paucity and meagerness of the literature of the subject. He has written and lectured extensively on the history of civil engineering, including contributions to The Civil Engineers (2011), and The Contractors (2014) with Hugh Ferguson. Hugh and Mike are now working on The Consultants. From 1996 Mike was involved with ICE’s Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers Project, which resulted in 3 volumes covering the periods 1500-1830 (2002); 1830-1890  (2008) and 1890-1920 (2014). Other books include Civil engineering 1839-1889 (1991); The Civil engineering of canals and railways (1997); Historic concrete (with Sutherland and Humm) (2002) and Robert Stephenson– (with Michael Bailey) (2003). Mike has written numerous papers and served on English Heritage’s Industrial Archaeology Panel. In 2007 Mike’s historical contribution was recognised with the American Society of Civil Engineers History and Heritage Award. He has had a long career, at the ICE,  providing information on civil engineering. A belief in the capability of the internet and digital communications to deliver better, and better value, knowledge transfer for all members was fundamental to this. His service for ICE was recognised by the award of the Garth Watson medal in 1996, and again in 2014, and the Spirit of Telford Award in 2007 and was awarded an MBE in January 2011 for services to engineering.

 

 

May
21
Mon
2018
Visits to AMRC and AESSEAL, Rotherham @ SHEFFIELD details to follow
May 21 all-day

The society has organised a visit to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) on the morning of Monday 21st May 2018, followed by an afternoon visit to AESSEAL.  On both these visits members will have opportunity to see some of the most advanced engineering and manufacturing in the world. Full details of the visit will be circulated nearer the time, but if you would be interested in attending please let me know as soon as possible as numbers are strictly limited to 20 members and places will be allocated on a first come basis. meetings.syorks:@newcomen.com

  • Forthcoming Events

    Sep
    25
    Mon
    2017
    6:30 pm Enigma: Cruise Missiles, Rockets... @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    Enigma: Cruise Missiles, Rockets... @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    A lecture by Phil Judkins
    Sep
    26
    Tue
    2017
    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
    AGM + John ‘Longitude’ Harrison – what did he actually achieve? @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry | England | United Kingdom
    Doug Bateman debunks the many myths surrounding Harrison and the Longitude Prize. It is well known that John Harrison’s watch was the first to demonstrate that longitude could be determined at sea with the aid[...]
    Oct
    4
    Wed
    2017
    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
    11
    Wed
    2017
    5:45 pm Luxcrete: an invention that brou... @ LONDON Alan Baxter Gallery
    Luxcrete: an invention that brou... @ LONDON Alan Baxter Gallery
    Oct 11 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
    Luxcrete: an invention that brought daylight to dark Victorian buildings @ LONDON Alan Baxter Gallery  | England | United Kingdom
    A lecture by Ian Edwards. The origins of Luxcrete can be traced back more than 100 years to a British inventor based in the States who patented a product in the 1880s that used refraction[...]
    Oct
    13
    Fri
    2017
    7:00 pm The Archaeology of Early Steam S... @ NEWCASTLE North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
    The Archaeology of Early Steam S... @ NEWCASTLE North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
    Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Dr Michael Bailey. This is a joint meeting with SLS at the  Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne beginning 19.00.
    Oct
    17
    Tue
    2017
    6:30 pm The Deane Brothers and the Divin... @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Rm PO1-11, University of Portsmouth
    The Deane Brothers and the Divin... @ PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Rm PO1-11, University of Portsmouth
    Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    A lecture by John Bevan
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