Society of Oxford University Engineers

The alumni society for Oxford engineering graduates

2011 Annual Meeting (Friday-Saturday 16-17 September 2011)

This year's meeting again coincided with the University's Alumni Weekend. The Jenkin Lecture was given by Andrew Garrad (New College 1972-5), founder and managing director of Garrad Hassan, windpower consultants, on Wind energy and its part in electricity generation in the future, covering the technology, the market and the politics in a fascinating and far-reaching lecture. It was preceded by our customary supporting lectures and the Society's AGM.

The morning talks were given by Sarah Witt (Queens 1991-5), of Sony Broadcast & Professional, on Avoiding Headaches in Live Stereoscopic 3D Production, and Mark Doswell (Trinity 1969-72), of the European division of Yujin Robot Ltd (of Korea), who talked about First steps in learning with robots.

Andrew Garrad was the Society's guest at an excellent dinner on the Friday night, organised by Keith Cousins, at the Quod Brasserie of the Old Bank Hotel in the High Street.

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: