Cornish Institute of Engineers
The Cornish Institute of Engineers was founded in 1913 as the Cornish Institution of Mining, Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering, with the aim to advance all branches of engineering and promote the exchange of information and ideas.
The Institute maintains a continuous programme of high quality lectures and events for members as well as the general public and to encourage young people to consider this career path.
The annual subscription for membership is £10.00 payable on 1 January. Academic qualifications are not a prerequisite for membership, but an interest in engineering is essential.
Lectures and visits
Lecture programme 2017
Lectures are held in the Chapel Lecture Theatre, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE unless otherwise stated.
Thursday 9th March 2017 7pm 'The York Potash Project'
Matt Wilmot, Chief Planning Engineer, Sirius Minerals
A new polyhalite mine, located in North Yorkshire, with a plan to produce 20 million tonnes per year, with a 23-mile underground high-speed conveyor to the minerals handling facility to minimise impact upon the National Park.
Thursday 6th April 2017 6pm The AGM of the Cornish Institute of Engineers, followed by:
Andy Hay, Head of Naval Architecture, Princess Yachts
A personal view of the super-yacht business and where it might be going, from one of the world's largest and best-known yacht manufacturers.
Please note that the venue for this event will be confirmed nearer the time - Contact the Secretary
Please contact the Secretary to book
Thursday 20th October 2016 4pm
Redruth Brewery Kieren Couch
Thursday 16th March 2017 4pm
Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre Matt Ives
Penryn Campus: Chapel Lecture Theatre - from car parks, proceed past the lower end of the long building to the building with an arced roof.
Daphne du Maurier Building, Lecture Theatre A – take the sloped path opposite the main campus reception. Lecture Theatre A is through the door.
To give a brief overview, the Institute's executive consists of: President with Senior and Junior Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary together with up to 15 council members. Normally around seven lecture meetings are held each year monthly on Thursday evenings and Autumn and Spring industrial visits may be undertaken.
The Cornish Institute of Engineers is not a professional institution in itself and there are no qualifying membership requirements except an interest in engineering, although as a local society affiliated to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining some activities may count towards professional aspects of IMMM membership (that must be taken up separately).
Present subscription is kept low at £10 per year commencing in January.
We can say that we are the oldest and only Institute in Cornwall maintaining a continuous programme of lectures of very high quality, and present attendances of Members and Guests has been very encouraging.
Meetings are advertised in all library branches, many industrial companies, the local weekly press, the Morning News, the County archive, What’s on in Cornwall, Radio Cornwall, Cornwall Independent Radio, and on the CSM Web site.
Ms Kim-Marie Clothier BSc MRes
Mrs. Claire Yelland
Cornwall TR10 9EZ
Tel: 01326 371845