All Talks and Meetings will commence at 2.30 pm and be held in the pavilion, Field Place, Worthing, BN13 1NP; unless another venue or time is indicated.

Visitors are welcome to attend all meetings; there is a charge for non members of £5 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits, members and spouses pay £2. To become a member see Membership under About Us.

Timings for visits and outings will be as printed in the detailed description of the activity. Click here for full details…

Coffee mornings take place at 10.30am on the 3rd an

last Thursdays of the month. Click here for full details…


Date Event Detail Place News Letter Report
Dec 9th 2021 Xmas Lunch Confirmed

Windsor Hotel Worthing 


Christmas 2021
Dec 14th 2921 Talk

Alternatives to the high carbon internal combustion engine. Will include hydrogen, fuel cell and electric propulsion.                 Gerard Sauer       (a lifetime motor consultant)

Field Place Easter 2022

Dec 30th 2021


Coffee Members with partners at Swallows Return Ferring  
Jan 11th Talk History of Weather Forecasting,  Ian Currie,  Freelance weather consultant. Field Place Easter 2022
Feb 8th Talk

The sun and space  technology for observations, Chris Brockley-Blatt      BEng(Hons)CEngFIMechE  Senior Project Manager, Mullurd Space Science Laboratory.


Field Place Easter 2022
Mar 8th Talk

Submarines through the ages. The history and technology of submarines from early ww1 to latest nuclear submarines.

Nigel Manger ( a submariner) Captain RN retired

Field Place Easter 2022
Apr 12th Talk

Tues 12 April 2022.  Talk by Dr Penny Atkins, Deputy Director of the Advanced Engineering Centre at the University of Brighton, and Prof Andrew Atkins formerly Global Technologist at Ricardos, and now visiting professor at Loughborough, Brighton and Portsmouth Universities.


Hydrogen – can it decarbonise our lives?

Hydrogen has been identified as having a key role in our journey to net zero carbon by 2050. The UK Hydrogen Strategy identifies it as a replacement for the hydrocarbon fuels we rely on that is both clean at point of use and low carbon. The Strategy sets out an ambition for a thriving hydrogen economy by 2030 producing 5GW of the gas. But how will we make, store, distribute and use this energy vector?  There are a range of technological options with widely varying commercial and environmental impacts.  This talk will present an overview of recent technological developments in the developing hydrogen sector to understand the role it can play in efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our everyday activities.


Field Place Easter 2022
May 12th Visit/Outing

Submarine Museum, Gosport. Time to be advised

  Autumn 2022
Jun 6th Visit/Outing

Planetarium, Chichester

1030 for an audio and visual presentation of our planets and stars

An £8 attendance fee applies

  Autumn 2022
July 12th Outing

Sheffield Park National Trust water lily festival – 1000hrs. This will be a guided visit. Suggest lunch is taken at the site’s cafeteria. It  should be noted that the Sheffield Park Bluebell railway terminal is just down the road and handy for an afternoon visit. Guide £3 per person plus £12 entrance fee to the park which includes parking. National trust members entrance free.

  Autumn 2022
Sept 20th

AGM & Talk, Eastleigh locomotive works – Colin Boocock

Covers the full 100+years history of Eastleigh Locomotive Works in Hampshire including Colin’s own experience there in1950s and 1960s, and brings the story up-to-date with the closure of the works in 2006 and its resurgence since then. 

Field Place Christmas 2022
Oct 11th

Talk, HS1, Crossrail and HS2– from a Traction Power Perspective

From the UKs first high-speed railway to its latest and a bit in between.

– Louise Moore.

This presentation will consider the new railways that have been (or will be) constructed in the next 20 years in the UK. It will cover the challenges encountered and solutions developed in terms of traction power   Christmas 2022

Geology Engineering

  Christmas 2022
Dec 8th Christmas Lunch Windsor Hotel, Worthing




Christmas 2022