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Terry Turner- 10th February 2009 The Speaker worked for the ESA as a project engineer in various locations including NASA and the Kenedy Space Centre. He worked on Science and…

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– Some career highlights Roger J Arthur – 9th December 2008 Roger’s presentation centred on the highs and lows of a career in electrical engineering, partly spent in tropical climes,…

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The Cooch Memorial Lecture Bletchley Park and ENIGMA Nick Myers – a member of the lecture panel at Bletchley Park 18th November 2008 This year’s Cooch Memorial Lecture attracted one…

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Malcolm Philips – 8th January 2008 Our speaker worked for BP for 22 years, for Bechtel for 5 years, and then formed a Partnership devoted to Oil Industry Disaster planning.…

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Whittle vs. Van Ohain Michael Hoolahan – 11th December 2007 Our speaker, an expert on licensing and patents, gave us a most interesting talk on the lives and achievements of…

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The Cooch Memorial Lecture From Whirlwinds to Lightnings – Living with Aircraft Wing Commander G L Perry C.Eng MS Bsc(Eng) ACGI MRAeS RAF (Ret’d) – 13th November 2007 This was…

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Leslie Eteson – 9th October 2007 Following on from the success of the Suez Canal, which opened in 1869. Ferdinand De Lessops, in 1881, formed a company to build a…

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Dave Stallard – 13th February 2007 Dave Stallard had worked all his life on the railways, and in retirement is a committed “Rail fan”. In 2002, together with 40 other…

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