2016-17 Lecture Series Complete

With thanks to all our speakers and audiences our series is now complete for this session.

We are already preparing the session for 2017-18, so watch this space and our calendar for some interesting and informative speakers.


2016-17 Lecture Series Published

We have a really varied line up this year.

We start on 13th October with a two-parter on the remediation and renovation of the Redruth Brewery by Kieron Couch from CORMAC, who will then guide a site visit the following Thursday afternoon.

For the 15th Annual Victor Phillips Memorial Lecture 0n Tuesday 15th November we have Prof Iain Stewart, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Plymouth University. He will be speaking on the challenges of communicating geological science to the general public in his talk entitled ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Perceptions of the Geological Subsurface in the Southwest’.

On Thursday 8th December we have Will Coleman and Hal Sylvester from Golden Tree, who will be speaking about their incredibly successful Man Engine project and the challenges that they encountered as they conceived, built and then operated the UK’s largest ever mechanical puppet.

For the Annual Don Dixon Memorial Lecture on Thursday 12th January we will host Mike Gallop as he speaks on the engineering involved in re-signalling the Cornish Mainline.

On Thursday 16th February Wolf Minerals Senior Metallurgist, Phil Hingston will provide an overview of the Drakelands Tin/Tungsten operation in Devon. Thos will be preceded by drinks in The Stannery Bar.

On Thursday 9th March unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programmed talk entitled “The York Potash Project” will not be taking place. However, an alternative talk, entitled “Sandvik Automation in 2017”  will be delivered by Rob Lee, Mine Planning Engineer for Sandvik (Latin America).

On the 16th March members will be able to return to the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre at St Dennis to see it in full operation. The CIE visited the site whilst the plant was still under construction so we appreciate the chance to complete the story.

Finally on Thursday 6th April the AGM will be followed by a first for the CIE; a talk on the growing Super Yacht industry by Andy Hay, the Head Naval Architect of Princess Yachts.

It looks like a good one to us. See you all there.

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