November Lecture – Change of Access to the lecture Venue !!!

The lecture on Thursday 27th November is still to be held at the REA Scandinavia Trust Meeting Hall (our usual Cleckheaton Venue) but vehicular access may be difficult for some !   The Water Authority (without asking our permission !) have dug some nice big holes at the end of Hunsworth Lane and so at the time of writing you cannot get … Continue reading “November Lecture – Change of Access to the lecture Venue !!!”

LAE becomes Corporate Member of the Quicksilver Project….

You will recall that in October 2013 we had a lecture by Nigel MacKnight of the Quicksilver Project for the World Water Speed Record Challenge.  Nigel is the principal of the project as well as being the pilot of the craft.  Vice-President Barrie Yates and Alex Rogers went along to one of the Corporate Days to see the latest developments … Continue reading “LAE becomes Corporate Member of the Quicksilver Project….”

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”