Activities for the Year 2020-21

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;

VISITS

Thursday 4th March, 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.

The panel will comprised of:
Convenor: Dr Sarah-Jane Gill, Senior Spaceflight Policy Manager, UK Space Agency.
Panel:
Professor Ian Crawford, Birkbeck, University of London. (Geology of the Moon)
Dr Kathryn Hadler, Imperial College London. (Technical Challenges for Mining the Moon)
Professor Sa-id Mosteshar, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (International Regulatory Framework / The Outer Space Treaty)

Thursday 11th March
THE VIC PHILIPS ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE

As this is one of the major social events of the CIE calendar, this lecture has been postponed until we are able to meet in person. Details will be circulated a soon as we can arrange meetings face to face.

It will be replaced on this date with a presentation by Mr Gareth Kennedy, details to be announced later.

Thursday 15th April, 6.30pm
SOME MINES, MAPS & MODELS, THE CORNISH MINER IN THE USA
to be presented by Dr Keith Russ

Thursday 29th April, 6.30pm
QUIZ & SOCIAL
This has been postponed until the Covid restrictions allow us to have group meetings, so will hopefully take place in the 2021/22 programme.

Thursday 13th May, 6.30pm
THE CIE AGM
Will be scheduled to be held online followed by a presentation from Mr Dean Millar, details to be announced later.

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

Tony Bennett

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.

LECTURES

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
SPACEPORT CORNWALL
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 4th March, 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.

The panel will comprised of:
Convenor: Dr Sarah-Jane Gill, Senior Spaceflight Policy Manager, UK Space Agency.

Panel:
Professor Ian Crawford, Birkbeck, University of London. (Geology of the Moon)
Dr Kathryn Hadler, Imperial College London. (Technical Challenges for Mining the Moon)
Professor Sa-id Mosteshar, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (International Regulatory Framework / The Outer Space Treaty)

Thursday 11th March
THE VIC PHILIPS ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE

As this is one of the major social events of the CIE calendar, this lecture has been postponed until we are able to meet in person. Details will be circulated a soon as we can arrange meetings face to face.

It will be replaced on this date with a presentation by Mr Gareth Kennedy, details to be announced later.

Thursday 15th April, 6.30pm
SOME MINES, MAPS & MODELS, THE CORNISH MINER IN THE USA
to be presented by Dr Keith Russ

Thursday 29th April, 6.30pm
QUIZ & SOCIAL
This has been postponed until the Covid restrictions allow us to have group meetings, so will hopefully take place in the 2021/22 programme.

Thursday 13th May, 6.30pm
THE CIE AGM
Will be scheduled to be held online followed by a presentation from Mr Dean Millar, details to be announced later.

To see a review of last years events click here