ENGINEERING, Ingenuity or Craft?..... (Christmas Lecture)

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10 December 2018 18:00 - 20:00
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Historically engineers relied on craftsmen to make their projects work. We'll look at a few examples to see whether this is still true today.....

The first part of the evening will be a presentation interestingly called 'ENGINEERING, Ingenuity or Craft', this will be followed by a Question and Answer session and possibly a short video.

We will finish off the event with a networking session and some festive drinks and nibbles for those who want to get to know the opportunities for members in the area. The yacht club can only accommodate a limited number of people, so book your space now.

Geoff Wallis CEng, MIMechE trained as an apprentice at Rolls Royce Aero Engines in Bristol during which time he volunteered restoring an early beam engine. His hobby got out of hand so after graduating he started a small conservation company. Geoff became MD and ran the company for over three decades, building it to the largest specialist machinery-conservators in the UK. Geoff specialised in restoring traditional wind and watermills, museum exhibits and architectural & structural metal work. He now acts as a consultant, whilst the company is run successfully by his son.

Geoff is a past president of the Newcomen  Society for the Study of History of Engineering, and of the Bristol IA Society. He is a trustee of the Museum of Bath at Work, and Course Leader of the Architectural & Structural Metalwork course at West Dean College. He is a consultant to Historic England, and has contributed to several technical papers and books on conservation matters. He lectures widely on training courses in the UK and recently on Myanmar and Zanzibar.

Please arrive for 17:45 for a prompt 18:00 start. Refreshments from 19:00.
The event will be held at the Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club. Parking is available on Madeira Road (Pay and display).

This is a free event that is open to members and non-members of the IMechE.



Plymouth Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
Madeira Rd
United Kingdom

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