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2019 - 2020 Programme (Issue 1.2.3)

Wednesday 18th September

(Joint with ICE)

Reopening the Woodhouse Colliery on the West Coast of Cumbria

Mark Kirkbride

(West Cumbria Mining)

Thursday 3rd October

(Joint with IET)

DNA and Forensics

Prof. Sibte Hadi


Wednesday 16th October

(Joint with ICE)

Birkland Culvert and the A591 upgrades

Antony Mulligan

(Eric Wright Civil Eng)

Thursday 31st October

(Joint with IET)

Climate Change – the evidence and its impact

Giles Archibald



Wednesday 13th November

Mars & Horizon Update, Space X plans

Stuart Atkinson

(Edington Society)

Thursday 28th November

The history & impact of the LKAB iron mines near Kiruna in Sweden

Lee & Bernadette Kitchingman

Wednesday 11th December

(Visitors Evening)

Life as an Auctioneer

Bill Nelson

(1818 Auctions)

Thursday 9th January 2020

(Joint with ICE)

The HS1 Channel Tunnel Railway link

Brian Campbell

(ex London & Continental)

Wednesday 22nd January

(Joint with IET)

The Network Rail Accident Investigation Branch

Andrew Hall


Thursday 6th February

(Joint with IMechE)

 Manufacturing Steel Wire Ropes

 David Hewitt

(Bradon Hewitt)

Wednesday 19th February

(Joint with ICE)

 History of Roads in the Lake District

 Nick Thorne

(Lake District NPA)

Thursday 5th March

(Joint with ICE)

 History of Barrow Shipyards

 Martin Bates

(BAE Systems)

Wednesday 18th March

(Joint with IET)

 AI and Robotics

 Prof S Nefti-Meziani)

(Salford University)

Thursday 2th April

(Joint with IET)

 Flying the Air Ambulance

 Neil Airey

(Lakes Lightning)

Wednesday 15th April

(Joint with IMechE)

 Historical Steam Boat Conservation

 Steve Beresford

(Windermere Jetty)

Thursday 30th Aprl



Wednesday 13th May (AGM)

(joint with IET)

 Medical Imaging, MRI scanners et al

 Len Squance

(GE Healthcare)