Up and Coming Events

Summer Visit Programme 2019

(Please note that places to attend to all Summer Visits require booking through the Activities Chairman

Contact John Pyle - 01206 501538)

Tuesday 21st May 2019 @ 3pm (Afternoon Summer Social Event)

'Visit to Hatfields Coffee Shop, Stanway'

Talk on the history of Hatfields Furniture Company.


Tuesday 4th June 2019 @ 2pm

'Visit to Beacon Hill Fort, Harwich'

Tour of the Fort.


Wednesday 17th July 2019 @ 2pm

'Visit to Bulmer Brick and Tile Company, Sudbury'

Tour of the Company.


Thursday 15th August 2019 @ 8am

'Day Coach Trip to Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon'


Sept 2019



Wednesday 16th October 2019 @ 7pm for 7.30pm Meal.




Evening Meal at Balkerne Resturant, Colchester Institute.

(Inc - Welcome Non-Alcoholic Fruit Punch, 3 Course Meal, Tea or Coffee - All for £22.50)

If interested, could you please contact the 'President' direct ASAP.

Please use the e-mail link in Contact Us section above or Telephone 01206 712208.

Please select from Menu below.



Spicy sweet potato soup with granola and crème fraîche  (v, gf on request)

Braised shin of beef with caramelised onion and pea risotto shallot rings

Fish cakes, chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce

Game terrine with cheese on toast and apple chutney



Roasted belly of pork with brawn, apple, pickled red cabbage and Parisienne potatoes

Mushroom and spinach rotollo with butternut squash, sage butter sauce and parmesan crisp (v)

Pan fried cod with mussel and cider velouté, crispy squid, fennel and bacon jam

Lamb rump with barley, mushroom and baby onion risotto, Swiss chard and quince



Passion fruit and raspberry mousse with shortbread

Self-saucing chocolate pudding with vanilla ice cream (v, n, al)

Pear and almond cake with streusel topping and served with fruits of the forest (v, n)

Lemon meringue semi freddo (v, gf)


Winter Lectures Programme 2019/20


All lectures are held in the Lecture Theatre, Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL

(unless otherwise stated).

Guests are always welcome and a £2 donation to our funds is suggested.

Tea and coffee is served at 6:30 pm in the Main Entrance / Reception area, with lectures starting at 7:00 pm.

Friday 8th November 2019

'Warfare Drives Engineering' Lecture presented by Richard Aldridge


Friday 13th December 2019

'Thames Through Time' Lecture presented byMr and Mrs Mercer


Friday 24th/31st January 2019

AGM and Pesident's Lecture


February 2020

'Biomass Power Station, Tilbury' Lecture


Friday 20th March 2020

'Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Time' Lecture by Dr. Alan Grant


April 2020

IMarEST Lecture, tba


IMechE Lecture Programmes

Michael Allen (Secretary of the East Suffolk & North Essex Branch of IMechE - is the organiser. Members of the Engineering Society are welcome at the meetings which are held at the Best Western Hotel, Marks Tey on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm.

For more details visit IMechE Current and Future Events

Other Organisations

Cafe Scientifique

Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society

Ipswich Engineering Society

Norwich Engineering Society