Nearby Events – Nov 2020

This monthly digest of upcoming events in our region was in abeyance for a while – for obvious reasons – but things are starting to happen again (including a lot more online events of interest).  If you know of any others that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.

Monday 2nd November – Café Scientifique Winchester Online Talk“Rewilding” Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is a Wildlife Trust with 27,000 members across the counties of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We will open the Zoom meeting from 7pm to give people ample time to get connected and settled in. Please arrive by 7.25pm. Book your place on Eventbrite.

Tuesday 3rd November – Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Webinar
The Lotus Evija is the first all-electric British hypercar and production starts this summer. Its mid-mounted battery pack echoes the celebrated Lotus mid-engined sports car layout, and the target is a WLTP driving range of 400km. With performance figures of 2,000 PS and 1,700 Nm, it is the world’s most powerful series production road car. It features many innovative world-firsts and is lightning quick, with acceleration from 0-300km/h in under nine seconds. Designed, engineered and to be built at Lotus’ famous home in Hethel, Norfolk, it is helping to cement the UK’s position as the world leader in high-performance automotive manufacturing, with a limited production run of 130 examples. The webinar will cover the design and engineering principles of the Lotus Evija, the first all-electric British-built hypercar and the world’s most powerful series production car, highlighting its innovation and how it’s a statement of intent for the rejuvenated Lotus brand. 18:00-19:00. This webinar is free to watch, book your place via website to join.

Wednesday 4th November – RAeS Careers in Aerospace & Aviation LIVE 2020
Careers in Aerospace & Aviation LIVE 2020 is going virtual! Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the aerospace and aviation industry and this year our event will be very different. In order to keep people safe, we will be holding it online with new technology to retain interaction between exhibitors and visitors, competitions and a fantastic programme of insight talks for all career levels, from early talent to experienced. We hope to highlight opportunities in the industry including future tech and emerging aviation and space tech, as well as career transition roles to make the most of the incredible skills and knowledge that our people can offer. Entrance is free to all current and aspiring professionals, ensuring a diverse visitor audience, including many from underrepresented groups, who all share a passion for aerospace and aviation, emerging technologies, defence and space. 10:00-16:00. To register your interest as a visitor please book online using the ‘Book Now’ button on RAES web page.
For any queries regarding visitor registration please email

Wednesday 4th November – Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Webinar
How do we embrace technological disruption? webinar. We address major global challenges, technological disruption provides risks and opportunities. Furthermore, there is growing sense of urgency and uncertainty amplified by the Covid-19 crisis and emerging ‘new norm’. However, the technological landscape can be confusing with Fin Tech, Prop Tech and Con Tech start-ups and traditional players exploring the art of the possible. Many businesses are wondering, what is the right approach to transforming their business models, projects and real estate? We have an opportunity not to become a victim but a champion of technological disruption to transform our ways of working. In this webinar, the opportunity is explored with a transport/rail case study and conclusions are drawn for the best way to embrace ‘technological disruption’ from different perspectives. 18:00 – 19:00 (UK time). Book online.

Tuesday 10th November – Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Webinar
JCB the World’s fastest tractor by Alex Skittery Project Manager, World’s Fastest Tractor, JCB. This presentation will take attendees through the journey of developing the JCB World’s Fastest Tractor. Join us to hear about the engineering developments and technical insights behind the World’s fastest tractor Fastrac 2 and understand how making a 5000kg machine go over 150mph could revolutionise farming. This webinar is free to watch, book your place via website to join. 12:00 noon.

Monday 16th November – IMarEST & RINA Western Joint Branch Webinar
Coastal Erosion and Port Structures by Dr Jane Smallman formerly MD of HR Wallingford Ltd. 19:00 Delivered via IMarEST Webinar. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be holding lectures virtually from September through to December. Free and open to all IMarEST & RINA members, their guests, non-members and students.

Wed 18th Nov – Engineering, Maths, Science & Technology Assoc. Webinar
Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong’s first footprint on the moon was beamed around the world ‘live by satellite’. Today, that same caption, ‘live by satellite’ is flashed on screen to excuse the slightest imperfection of the transmitted image. We know that more than 100 million bits of junk, ranging from flakes of paint to 4+ tonne satellite & launch parts drifting out of control, are up there travelling at 17,500 mph in a band of altitudes between 200 to 22,300 miles above our planet. All accumulated since the 1950s! More satellites are planned in low & medium earth orbit! To give you some idea of the problem take a look at this fascinating site “Stuff in Space”. This shows the extent to which we use space around our planet and a better idea of what is left as junk. 14:45-17:30 GMT (Log on from 14:15)Access to this online Seminar is Free, but advance registration is required.

Thursday 19th November Highcliffe – Café Scientific Talk
“Have you been Phished?”: presented Ryan Delmo. Ryan is a Principal Security Incident Analyst at Bournemouth University. Free engineering, science and technology based talks. Normal start time is 19:00 – but due to Covid-19 recent lectures have delivered virtually on ZOOM. Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Dr, Highcliffe BH23 4LE. For more information: Follow us on Facebook: cafe scientifique Highcliffe. Email:, or phone 01425 275959

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