The Cornish Institute of Engineers is pleased to announce the speakers for its 2020-21 series of free public lectures to be held through the generosity of the Camborne School of Mines at Tremough Campus, Penryn.
A full description can be found at This Year’s Lectures and Site Visits but this year’s events are;
The Cornish Institute of Engineers is pleased to announce the speakers for its 2018-19 series of free public lectures to be held through the generosity of the Camborne School of Mines at Tremough Campus, Penryn. Site visits shown at the bottom of this page all require prior booking and some sites reserve the right to refuse entry due to specific site access requirements.
This year’s events are;
Message from the President
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic there has been some disruption to the proposed 20/21 program, therefore all presentations up to Jan 2021 will be virtual and held online. We hope to return to physical meetings in the
New Year but if this proves impossible, the program will be further revised.
As a result of this disruption the bulk of the presentations have been moved to 2021 and the program extended into May, resulting in the AGM
being moved to May 13th.
Non-members are most welcome at any of our events and are encouraged, but not obliged, to join. The annual subscription fee is £10.00.
This year’s events are;
March 2021, Date & Time TBC
CORNWALL AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE
Dr Adam Feldman, University of Exeter.
There is an entrance charge for the site which is £10.50/adult or £8 concession. Further details to follow.
Saturday 24th April 2021 – Time TBC
Rosevale Mine is a privately funded restoration project of a former tin mine, founded in the mid ‘70s by a small group of mining enthusiasts. The tour of the workings will be conducted & supervised by experienced guides.
The tour will allow people to see the techniques and equipment used for hard rock mining & to appreciate the working environment of a traditional Cornish mine.
For more information and to “attend on line lectures and reserve your place on visits, please contact the Secretary.
We reserve the right to cancel or change this program with no notice (the real world does sometimes intervene with weather, illness and the like) but we hope to be able to meet this program with alternative lectures unless otherwise notified.
Thursday 15 October 2020 – 7pm – Online
RISING SEAS – THE ENGINEERING CHALLENGE
Dr Tim Fox, University of Exeter
Coastlines, estuaries & rivers will be radically altered around the world in the 21st Century and beyond, as sea levels rise significantly in response to the melting of land-based ice in Antarctica & Greenland affecting large amounts of the World’s industrial infrastructure. Dr Fox will discuss the findings of a recently completed IMechE project that scoped the engineering response to this challenge.
WEDNESDAY 4 November 2020 – 6.30pm – Online
MOUNT POLLEY (CANADA) MINE TAILINGS SPILL REMEDIATION – CHALLENGES & SUCCESSES
Dr Lyn Anglin, Anglin & Associates
After the tailings dam at the Mount Polley Mine failed, and 25 million m3 of
water, tailings and embankment materials spilled into the surrounding environment, significant progress has been made in remediating the spill impacts.
This talk reviews the clean-up and repair that has taken place since the 2014 failure.
THURSDAY 10 December 2020 6.30pm – Online
Melissa Thorpe, Spaceport Cornwall
Melissa has agreed to give an update on launching the UK back into Space. The path to launch and how Cornwall is challenging the rest of the global launch industry to consider sustainability, ethics and local communities.
Thursday 14 January 2021, 6.30pm
IMPROVEMENTS IN REMOTE CHARACTERISATION OF SLOPES FOR STABILITY ANALYSIS AND MODELLING
Prof John Coggan, CSM
The effective monitoring of slopes is essential to control risk and, in the cases of excavations, maximising productivity. Significant advancements have been made in remote data capture and computational power to record and simulate geotechnical aspects of slope stability. This talk covers these advancements while highlighting case studies.
Thursday 4 February 2021, 6.30pm
The Annual Don Dixon Memorial Lecture in collaboration with the IET
THE APPLICATION OF AN AUTONOMOUS ROVER PLATFORM IN UNDERGROUND MINING ENVIRONMENTS
Mr Aron Kisdi, GMV & Dr Matt Eyre, CSM
The application of robotics across multiple industries has been significant and this talk will focus on the application of an autonomous mobile robot and its deployment in the mining cycle to improve safety & efficiency. The robot has been developed utilising software that has been deployed in space applications and the work presented is part of the Innovate UK funded project ARISE.
Thursday 25 February 2021, 6.30pm
THE EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON MINES
Bob Leaming, HM Chief Insp. of Mines
The presentation will cover the impact that Covid-19 has had on the mines in Great Britain, and the steps taken to safely reopen. It will also cover the impact on HM Inspectorate of Mines and steps taken to maintain their function.
Thursday 4 March 2021, 6.30pm
MINING ON THE MOON
CIE / Women in Mining Discussion
What are the research challenges, time line, and industry opportunities Join our expert panel to discuss.
Thursday 11 March 2021, 6.30pm
The 18th Annual Victor Phillips Memorial Lecture – TITLE AND SPEAKER TBC
Thursday 15 April 2021, 6.30pm
LECTURE TITLE TBC
Keith Russ, Western United Mines Ltd
Thursday 29 April 2021, 6.30pm
QUIZ & SOCIAL NIGHT
Thursday 13 May 2021, 6.30pm
The AGM will precede the talk at 6pm
LECTURE TITLE AND SPEAKER TBC
To see a review of last years events click here
We reserve the right to cancel or change this program with no notice (the real world does sometimes intervene with weather, illness and the like) but we hope to be able to meet this program with alternative lectures unless otherwise notified