About the Leeds Association of Engineers

The Association was formed in 1865 for the purpose of bringing together those engaged in the direction and supervision of the Engineering Industry; for mutual acquaintance and the exchange of opinions on interesting questions constantly arising from the progressive nature of the Engineering Industry, to arrange lectures, works visits and social functions and for the circulation of information on technical and scientific subjects, or any question or knowledge which from it’s novelty or usefulness, may be instructive or interesting to the members.


Membership of the LAE is open to engineers of all disciplines. You don’t have to be an engineer to join, just to have an interest in the field of engineering. We are a social association rather than an academic one. Further details can be found on our Membership page.

Details for the forth coming lectures, visits and social functions can be found on our Events page. Lecture meetings are open to all members, but please be aware that visits sometimes have limits imposed on the numbers attending. Full details will be available closer to the visits.

The Association is managed through a Council elected from the membership. Visit our Council Members page for details of the Council and how to contact Council members.