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ACCESSING THE IMECHE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

Information correct as of Thursday 13th May 2021 We are delighted to announce that the Library and Members’ Hub will reopen on Monday 17th May 2021. You can find information on how we are welcoming you back safely here. You can find current information on all our services below. Library Our loan service is now running! You can reserve items using the library catalogue. Please … Continue reading ACCESSING THE IMECHE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

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RESOURCES GUIDE: ENERGY STORAGE

Researching clean energy or perhaps attending one of the IMechE’s energy training courses? We’ve put together a list of useful online resources. Simply click on the title to log in with your IMechE details and start reading! Interested in the IMechE’s energy storage training course? Click the link below for more information. Energy Storage training course eBooks Storing Energywith Special Reference to Renewable Energy Sources … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: ENERGY STORAGE

RESOURCES GUIDE: CARBON CAPTURE

Researching clean energy or perhaps attending one of the IMechE’s energy training courses? We’ve put together a list of useful online resources. Simply click on the title to log in with your IMechE details and start reading! Interested in the IMechE’s carbon capture training course? Click the link below for more information. Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) Advances in Carbon CaptureMethods, Technologies and Applications … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: CARBON CAPTURE

RESOURCES GUIDE: HYDROGEN

Researching clean energy or perhaps attending one of the IMechE’s hydrogen training courses? We’ve put together a list of useful online resources. Simply click on the title to log in with your IMechE details and start reading! Interested in the IMechE’s hydrogen training courses? Click the links below for more information. Clean Hydrogen: Technologies, Economics & Growth Pathways Green Hydrogen eBooks Compendium of Hydrogen Energy … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: HYDROGEN

A colour photograph showing a radio with wind-up handle on the side. The radio is singed in gold pen by its inventor, Trevor Baylis.

OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: BAYGEN FREEPLAY WIND-UP RADIO

Invented in 1991 by British inventor Trevor Baylis (1937-2018) the BayGen Freeplay is a wind-up radio designed to be able to be used without a reliance on batteries or an electricity supply.  The original design was based on a wind-up clockwork spring which would drive an internal generator. A full wind would take about 30 seconds and would provide 30 minutes of playtime. Designed to … Continue reading OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: BAYGEN FREEPLAY WIND-UP RADIO

NEW EBOOKS: SCIENCEDIRECT 2021 COLLECTION

We’ve renewed and expanded last year’s ScienceDirect trial giving members free access to all of 2021’s engineering, energy and materials ebooks. An extra 520 titles have been added, talking the total to 2106. Access will last a year and the most heavily used books will be acquired permanently. See below for an example of newly available titles! Simply click on the title to log in … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS: SCIENCEDIRECT 2021 COLLECTION

RESOURCES GUIDE: CAREERS

We’ve selected some useful books to help you on your career journey. If you need help writing a winning CV, want to know how to impress at interviews, or you’re looking for some career inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Simply click on the book title to access the resource with your IMechE details. Careers Guides Manage Your Career How to Develop Your Career in the … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: CAREERS

FROM THE MEMBERSHIP: CYNTHIA DE HEUS [NEE HANSON] (1927-2018)

Welcome to our series of blogs where we delve into our historical membership proposal forms to learn more about some of our past members. Our historical membership proposal forms consist of the application forms completed by individuals when they applied to a class of IMechE membership. We often hold more than one form for each individual as they moved between membership grades at different points of … Continue reading FROM THE MEMBERSHIP: CYNTHIA DE HEUS [NEE HANSON] (1927-2018)

SIR CHARLES PARSONS’ FIRST COMMERCIAL STEAM TURBINE GENERATOR

Guest article by: Geoff Horseman, formerly Chief Turbine Engineer now retired, CA Parsons Works, Siemens, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and David Eaton, Volunteer at the Hawley Tool Collection, Kelham Island Industrial Museum The photograph shows the first turbine generator (TG) which Sir Charles Parsons manufactured for a customer on display at the Kelham Island Industrial Museum in Sheffield. It was produced at Clarke, Chapman, Parsons & Co in … Continue reading SIR CHARLES PARSONS’ FIRST COMMERCIAL STEAM TURBINE GENERATOR

Edwin Christmas's entry in the IMechE Membership Register

A FESTIVE FROM THE MEMBERSHIP: EDWIN CHRISTMAS (1874-1950)

Welcome to our series of blogs where we delve into our historical membership proposal forms to learn more about some of our past members. Our historical membership proposal forms consist of the application forms completed by individuals when they applied to a class of IMechE membership. We often hold more than one form for each individual as they moved between membership grades at different points … Continue reading A FESTIVE FROM THE MEMBERSHIP: EDWIN CHRISTMAS (1874-1950)

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE FESTIVE CLOSURE TIMES

Due to the latest COVID guidance, the team have taken the decision to close the Library and Members’ Hub longer over the Christmas period. The Library and Members’ Hub will be closed from 5 P.M. Wednesday 15th December, and re-open Monday 10th January at 10 A.M. This means that postal loans and document scans will not be available between these dates – we apologise for … Continue reading LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE FESTIVE CLOSURE TIMES