Kendal and District Engineering Society
To inform, educate and entertain

Our Schedule for the year ahead


For information contact the Secretary - David Stocks

tel. 01524 298313

       Twitter KDES1234

All meetings held at South Lakes Foyer, Kendal starting at 7.15pm unless otherwise stated




Wednesday 20 Sept. 2017

Driverless Vehicles/Trucks

Ian Pengelly

Thursday 5 October

Large Scale Fire, Explosion and Blast Research and Testing using trials and simulation

Gary Tomlin

(DNV GL Spadedam)

Wednesday 18 October

Optical Undersea Cables - The technology that powers the Internet

Nigel Linge

(University of Salford)

Thursday 2 November (Joint with IET)

Light Rail

Nick Mallinson

(Warwick University)

Wednesday 15 November

Approaching Absolute Zero: The What, The How and The Why

Ian Bradley

(Lancaster University)

Thursday 30 November

3D Printing

Jonathon Howard

(University of Cumbria)

Wednesday 13 December

(Visitors’ Evening).

Kendal Castle: An Engineering View

Tom Clare

(Kendal Civic Society)

Wednesday 10th January (2018)

Kendal and Kent Catchment Flood Relief

‘Celia McNally’

(Environmental Agency)

Thursday 25th January

William Fairburn - The experimental 19th century engineer.

Richard Byrom

Thursday  8th February

Small nuclear power reactors

Andrew Mayall

Environment Agency

Wednesday 21st February

Maxillofacial prosthetics and Technology

Paul Mallett

(Lancaster Hospital)

Thursday  1st March

Backup Battery storage facility


Thursday  15th March

Cleaning up the Thames

Ian Aikman


Wednesday 28th March

History of Mining in West Cumbria

Bill Myers

Wednesday 11th April

To be confirmed


Thursday  26th April   (Joint IET?)

Britain's Most Powerful Steam Locomotive ‘The Prince of Wales’

David Elliott

Director of Engineering

(P2 Steam Locomotive  Co)

Wednesday 9th May

6.30 AGM

7.15pm Space update

Stuart Atkinson

(Eddington Astronomical Society)