Kendal and District Engineering Society
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2018 - 2019 Programme (Issue 1.5)

Wednesday 19 September

(Joint with ICE)

Kendal Waste Water Treatment Works upgrade

Andrew Kendall

 (United Utilities)

Thursday 4th October

Cyber Security – Keeping safe on the Internet

Craig Hine/Richard Wood

Barclays Digital Eagles

Wednesday 17th October

(Joint with IET)

Network Rail Signalling Upgrade

Claire Beranek

(Network Rail)

Thursday 1st November

Automation of Weaving Machinery from the Industrial Revolution onwards

Alan Schofield

Wednesday 14th November

 (Joint with ICE)                  

Kendal Sainsbury and Rugby Club site development

Alex Brodie


Wednesday 28th November (Joint with IET)

2G to 5G Mobile Networks

Andy Sutton


Thursday 13th December

(Joint with IMechE)

Restoring Historic Public and Church Clocks

Keith Scobie-Youngs (Cumbria Clock Company)

Thursday 10th January

Williams Formula 1 Engineering

James Colgate (Williams F1)

Wednesday 23rd January

(Joint with IET)

Smart Meters

John Cowburn

(Smart Energy Networks)

Thursday 7th February

Building the Gordon Hydro-Electric Dam in Tasmania

Robert Courtier

Wednesday 20th February

(Joint with ICE)

Holding Back the Tide - The Hodbarrow Mines Sea Defences

Chris Hudson

Thursday 7th March

The refurbishment of the New York City Aqueducts

 John Butcher

Wednesday 20th March

(Joint with IMech)

Biomaterials for hips and knees

Kuntal Patel

(Royal Lancaster Infirmary)

Thursday 4th April

(Joint with IET)

Applications of Graphene

Billy Beggs


Wednesday 17th April

(Joint with ICE)                  

Maintaining Cumbria’s Old Bridges

David Wiggins


Thursday 2nd  May

(Joint with IET)

Renewable Energy Solutions

Brendan Uys

(Heacol Ltd Ulverston)

Wednesday 15th May (AGM)

(Joint with ICE?)

Glasgow City Chambers

Dr Nina Baker

(Women in Engineering)