Events in the 2014-2015 Session….

Read about the events lined up for the current session by pulling down the ‘Events’ menu above (for a complete list) or clicking each one in ‘Forthcoming Events’ in the section at the right hand side.  There are still some events in 2015 to finalise, such as the Church Service, the Annual Dinner and the Golf Tournament. These will be … Continue reading “Events in the 2014-2015 Session….”

‘Meccano’ Lecture – Leeds Phil. & Lit. Society…..

There is a lecture this Thursday 20th February 2014 in the programme of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society to be give by Jim Gamble on the subject of ‘Meccano‘. This is a public lecture and so all are welcome.  You can see more details by downloading the poster using this link:  Meccano Lecture Poster Lecture information supplied courtesy of … Continue reading “‘Meccano’ Lecture – Leeds Phil. & Lit. Society…..”

John Harrison Lecture – Leeds Phil. & Lit. Society… Please note revised venue details !

Barrie Yates – LAE Vice-President – has advised the following information which should be of interest to members… This is advance notice of a lecture entitled  ‘Putting John Harrison in his place‘.  It is not a Leeds Association of Engineers lecture but is part of the programme of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society.     Link:-  Leeds Phil & Lit … Continue reading “John Harrison Lecture – Leeds Phil. & Lit. Society… Please note revised venue details !”

Report on the ‘Quicksilver’ lecture….

Lecture Report by the President… Having taken a long time to organise this lecture and ensure it was well advertised, the attendance was very disappointing, particularly from our members. Apart from the council members I counted only 4-5 actual members of the association. In fact we had more students attend than our own members. With regard to the lecture it … Continue reading “Report on the ‘Quicksilver’ lecture….”

Lecture Report…. Thursday 28th March 2013

We were very fortunate that James Paskell stepped in at short notice to give us a lecture on developments in Pneumatics over the last fifteen to twenty years.  James is a well travelled engineer, working for Thorite of Bradford. He began his lecture by giving us some background history.  The first records of pneumatics tell of the use of animal … Continue reading “Lecture Report…. Thursday 28th March 2013”

Railways to the Clouds – A lecture by Frank Smith

Our good friend Frank Smith talked about Switzerland’s railways at the Cleckheaton venue at the recent meeting on Thursday 28th February. Frank’s lecture was entitled “Railways to the Clouds“ As usual his illustrated talk was filled with amusing stories and anecdotes. We are sure Frank will return with another interesting talk for us in the future.

The History of Bugatti Cars… (IMechE Lecture)

The Leeds Association of Engineers has links with other institutions and societies in the area and we are invited to attend certain lectures as their guests. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Automobile Yorkshire Section invited members of the Leeds Association of Engineers to an evening lecture entitled:- ‘The History of Bugatti Cars’  held on Tuesday 6th November 2012 at the … Continue reading “The History of Bugatti Cars… (IMechE Lecture)”