Meeting Rooms – Notice of Changes……

. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING LECTURE MEETING VENUES…….. / The Thursday 29th March Lecture on ‘Gemstones’ will be held at our usual venue in Cleckheaton:-   REA Meeting Room / Our usual meeting room for subsequent lectures is unavailable and so we have been kindly invited by LAE member Stephen Gledhill to use his meeting room in Liversedge for the following … Continue reading “Meeting Rooms – Notice of Changes……”

Lecture on Materials at Bradford – CANCELLED…….

  URGENT NOTICE !   EVENT CANCELLATION ! Due to adverse weather conditions the University of Bradford has taken the decision to cancel The Cantor Technology Lecture, due to be given by Mark Miodownik this evening, Thursday 28 February 2018. The University of Bradford and Mark Miodownik are keen to reschedule this event and once this date has been arranged we … Continue reading “Lecture on Materials at Bradford – CANCELLED…….”

Keighley Association of Engineers Annual Dinner…..

. John Pankhurst of the Keighley Association of Engineers has sent us an application form for their 2018 Annual Dinner….. It will be held on Friday 11th May 2018 at Newsholme Manor, Slack Lane, Keighley BD22 0RQ. The Keighley dinner is always a splendid evening of good food and entertainment so come along and support them as they support us … Continue reading “Keighley Association of Engineers Annual Dinner…..”

Nuclear Power Generation – Safe for Humans ?

How safe is Nuclear Power Generation ? There have been a number of accidents and incidents related to Nuclear Power Stations over the years and the media are quick to plaster the front pages with scaremongering stories. It’s true that there have been catastrophic environmental effects but how often are the facts about the impact on human lives published ? … Continue reading “Nuclear Power Generation – Safe for Humans ?”

Has anyone heard of a Leeds Watchmaker called Middleton ?

. Tracing an old Leeds Watchmaker….. Dear Members, I received an email via our website from a gentleman by the name of John Mortimer who is trying to trace a watchmaker from Leeds called Middleton.  Mr. Mortimer has a Ladies fine silver fob watch which belonged to his grandmother circa. 1900.  On the accompanying key is the inscription ‘T. Middleton. Leeds. … Continue reading “Has anyone heard of a Leeds Watchmaker called Middleton ?”

Public Lecture at University of Huddersfield…..

‘Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow’ Barrie Yates has advised us of a public lecture at the University of Huddersfield on Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 6.30 pm. The lecture is on the Biology of Hair Loss and Greying (so it will appeal to many LAE members !) The venue is the OASTLER BUILDING, University of Huddersfield.  You will need to … Continue reading “Public Lecture at University of Huddersfield…..”

Quicksilver – An update on the World Water Speed Record Project….

‘QUICKSILVER’ NEWS UPDATE:- Members may recall a lecture given by Nigel Macknight on his project to break the world water speed record. The World Unlimited water speed record is the officially recognised fastest speed achieved by a water-borne vehicle. The current record is 511 km/h (318 mph) – achieved by Australian Ken Warby in the Spirit of Australia in 1978. The … Continue reading “Quicksilver – An update on the World Water Speed Record Project….”

Photographs from the 151st Annual Dinner…..

. On Saturday 8th April 2017 we celebrated with the 151st Anniversary Dinner held at Headingley Golf Club at Adel in Leeds. Following the grand 150th celebration in the previous year it was decided to change the format to have a slightly less formal dinner. It was decided after canvassing members and guests that more time for socialising was preferred … Continue reading “Photographs from the 151st Annual Dinner…..”