Society of Oxford University Engineers

The alumni society for Oxford engineering graduates

2010 Annual Meeting (Friday-Saturday 24-25 September 2010)

The 2010 meeting again coincided with the University's Alumni Weekend, "Meeting Minds". The Jenkin Lecture was given by Peter Raynes FRS, the Department's Professor of Optoelectronics, on Liquid crystal displays - some surprising contributions from the UK, and included a very impressive live demonstration of building an LCD from its component parts. It was preceded by our customary supporting lectures and the Society's AGM.

The morning talks were given by Vilnis Vesma (Oriel 1969-72), now an independent energy consultant, who talked on A short history of the low-carbon future, and Rod Smith (St John's 1967-70), now Professor at Imperial College, on Volcanic ash and aero engines (Rod had recently chaired a committee on just that topic).

An excellent and convivial dinner was held the Perch, Binsey, on the Friday night (24 September), at which Peter Raynes and his wife Madeline were our guests.

The Saturday started with coffee in the Thom Building, followed by the two talks:

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: