KEEP UP TO DATE USING OUR ONLINE LIBRARY

Whether you are looking for a broad overview of a particular field or keen to access the very latest research, browsing current issues of journals (also known as periodicals or magazines) is a great way to get ahead of your peers and keep up with industry’s cutting edge. Through our online library, you can access over 12,000 journals online, no matter where you are. Why … Continue reading KEEP UP TO DATE USING OUR ONLINE LIBRARY

FIRST WORLD WAR

Sunday marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The War created a seismic shift culturally, politically, geographically and technologically – its ramifications are still being felt. The necessity of the War brought with it huge advances in all sectors of engineering. Over the last 4 years we have been looking at how engineering and the War impacted each other. Engineers at War: from Home … Continue reading FIRST WORLD WAR

Gort's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Albert Henry Gort: 6th November Graduate 1908. Apprenticed to the Locomotive Dept, Metropolitan Railway. Second Lieutenant, Royal Defence Corps, Territorial Force, 15/04/17. Temporary Lieutenant whilst Commandant Prisoner of War Camp, 09/01/18. Probate document states, died Eastern Command Hospital, Cambridge. 1919 Obituary  Lieut. ALBERT HENRY GORT, Northamptonshire Regiment, was born at Felixstowe on … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Hatton's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Robert Andrew Hatton: 23rd October Graduate 1902; Associate Member 1906. Engineering Assistant/Draughtsman, WT Henley’s Telegraph Co. Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel), Royal Field Artillery, 123rd Siege Battery. Died of wounds, France. 1918 Obituary  Major ROBERT ANDREW HATTON, R.F.A., was born in London on 27th July 1880, and was educated at the Grocers’ Company’s … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Reed's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Frederick Horace Reed: 23rd October Graduate 1918. Apprentice Marine Engineer to Vickers Naval Construction Works. Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 6th Squadron. Death registered in Westbury-on-Severn. Note: evidently there was some confusion as to his death, see below. Also, Membership Form states, he was involved in the production of munitions and not … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Bloodhound SSC

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LAND SPEED TIMES

SSC land-speed record attempts capture all the excitement of motoring, racing and cutting edge technology in one! The Jeantaud was the first to set a record. It was a French automobile manufactured in Paris 1893-1906 by Charles Jeantaud – a coachbuilder who made his first electric car in 1881. Among the cars built by him, one established the first land speed record (39.24mph) in 1898. The 1899 … Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF LAND SPEED TIMES

Scotcher's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. William Goodliff Scotcher: 15th September Graduate 1912; Associate Member 1918. Assistant Locomotive Superintendent, Central Argentine Railway, Captain, 50th and Lieutenant, 112 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Temporary 2nd Lieutenant, East Yorks Regiment. Awarded: Mentioned in Dispatches and Military Cross: ‘This decoration was awarded to William Goodliff Scotcher for an act or acts of … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

REACH FOR THE STARS

Man’s fascination with Mars goes back millennia. Mars is also one the few heavenly bodies on which we see surface features; these have inspired the imagination of everyone from scientists, to artists, to writers. The records of Martian observation date back to the 2nd millennium BC when Egyptian astronomers observed the planet and recorded its position. It was portrayed on the ceiling of the tomb … Continue reading REACH FOR THE STARS