'We run a programme usually of seven lectures on the third Thursday of the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April when the AGM is also held ... The lectures have over the years covered every discipline and been at various levels of technicality. Attendance is usually between 70 and 150 ... There is often a post meeting visit to a suitable local hostelry to round off the evening. The actual lectures start at 7.30 pm and last for up to an hour with up to 30 minutes questions and discussion following.'
'The Institute encourages and supports local groups of people with an interest in ergonomics. Regional Groups can be organised by any willing member living in the area. Group members may be qualified ergonomists or human factors professionals or simply have an interest in the meetings and events that a group organises. The organisers of each group welcome anyone with an interest in ergonomics and human factors from anywhere within or around their region.'
'Free evening lectures for members and non members help you to keep up to date with the latest advances in refrigeration technology, meet leading scientists and practitioners, and network with fellow members. The downloads of papers, slides and discussion reports are free to members only ... Refreshments are offered before and after the meetings which start at 5.15 pm.' Unfortunately these lectures no longer seem to be offered (but note the Webinars).
Occasional lectures open to the public, including in the UK regional branches (see the Section Near You).
Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture
Organize occasional lectures open to non-members.
James Sutherland Lecture | Maitland Lecture
REA Scandinavia Trust Meeting Hall, 20 Kelloe Street, off Hunsworth Lane, Cleckheaton, Kirklees, BD19 4EN, Yorkshire and the Humberwww.leeds-engineers.org.uk
'Membership is open to engineers of all disciplines. We are a social association rather than an academic one ... Lecture meetings are open to all members ... Honorary Member This grade is for those who are not actively engaged in engineering, for instance, retired engineers or just people who have not chosen engineering as a career, but have a strong interest, for example, model engineers.'
Winter programme of monthly meetings - usually Tuesday evenings. Associate Membership is open to 'a person who has a practicing interest in engineering but who does not fulfil the other requirements of full membership'.
Occasional lectures can be open to non-members, with the annotation frequently something like: 'Registration is not required and non-members are welcome'.
Anderson Memorial Lecture | E G R Taylor Lecture