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Winter programme - 2017/18

Visitors are very welcome. Further details will be added as they become available

****Members guests and I.Mech.E members are invited to the I.Mech.E Burns supper on 9th March, details on flier. Non I.Mech.E members contact Bruce Buchan, I.Mech.E members see URL on flier.


2016 - 2017





Tue 24th Oct
Professor Brian D Clark MBE
Nuclear Waste in Britain; Bury, Store or Ignore



Wed 17 Jan
 Professor Pete Smith RV Jones lecture Can we Engineer our way out of the Climate Change crisis? not an AMS event
King's College KCCC
Mar 9th
Note members invited to IMechE 'Burns supper', see above

Lectures take place this year in some of the locations below. An overview of the location of the Garthdee campus buildings is given as a pdf map (but not the room locations within the buildings). Times refer to the prompt opening of the proceedings.

"MR051" is room 051 in the MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen, located on the West side of King Street just before St Machar Drive when approaching from the centre of town. The building is the 10-storey skyscarper, with an open car park accessed from King Street. See Google street view. The University require pre-registration. Click on the lecture title to take you to the IMechE page with the 'Tickets Book now' button.

MacRobert Lecture Theatre is the main lecture theatre in the MacRobert building - see above.

KCCC is King's College Conference Centre. This is not a Society organised meeting - see the flier linked to in the table above, if present, or the IMEchE page. The University require pre-registration, at no cost, apparently as part of their 'safety procedures'. Click on the event title in the IMechE page and you are taken to a page with a fuller description and the University booking button.

"Garth N... " is the Garthdee premises of RGU, School of Engineering Room N....

"Garth H223" is Room H223 of the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen.

"Satrosphere" is at 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen.

"Cults" is at the Bennachie Room, Cults Kirk Centre, 404 North Deeside Road, Cults AB15 9TD (afternoon talk, refreshments beforehand).

§ Joint meeting with the local branch of the I.Mech.E. and, for some meetings one or more of the Institute of Quality Assurance, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, The Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Mining Institute of Scotland or the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3)

Meeting schedule, including some Minutes, for 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004 , 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008 , 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016can be viewed.

'Professional Engineering and Technology in Scotland' no longer produce the Pet booklet and website detailing all local engineering talks BUT ABERDEEN ENGINEERING, a directory of lectures and engineering events in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is now available.

Local I.Mech.E talks can be found on their Aberdeen Area web page.

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