2009 Annual Meeting (Friday-Saturday 25-26 September 2009)
The 2009 meeting again coincided with the University's Alumni Weekend, "Meeting Minds". The Jenkin Lecture was given by Simon Watts (St John's 1968-71), Chief Scientist of Thales at Crawley, on Airborne Surveillance Radar, and included a spectacular display of the detail available with synthetic aperture radar from an aircraft; it was preceded by our customary supporting lectures and the Society's AGM.
In response to requests at recent AGMs, a dinner was organised on the Friday night, at the Corner Club, Turl Street.
The Saturday started with coffee in the Thom Building, followed by the two talks:
- David Clifton : Early warning systems via machine learning: from jet engines to hospital patients
- Dr Byron Byrne : Geotechnical Engineering for Offshore Pipelines
The Society's AGM (including the Head of Department's annual report) was then held, followed by a buffet lunch in the Holder Building Common Room, before the Jenkin Lecture, which concluded the day's events:
- The 22nd Jenkin Lecture
Simon Watts MBE FREng : Airborne Surveillance Radar