Society of Oxford University Engineers

The alumni society for Oxford engineering graduates

August 2008: Jenkin Day 2008 Invitation

SOUE Jenkin Meeting, Saturday, 20 September 2008

This year's meeting is again a one-day event, coinciding with the University's Alumni Weekend, "Meeting Minds". The Jenkin Lecture will be given by Prof. David Clarke, who is retiring this year after many decades in the Department. Many members will have been taught by him in one capacity or another. He has been working for some years now on the continuous measurement of mass flow through pipes, by a clever dynamic method, which will feature in his lecture. His title is:

"Control and the Coriolis Mass-flow meter"

The supporting talks will by two relatively recent graduates, on activities they have been involved in:

Daniel Walker (St Catherine's and Magdalen 1999-2006 and now with BP) will talk about some work on BP's Gulf of Mexico offshore installations to increase production and reduce the risk from hurricanes etc.

Richard Osborne (Trinity 1995-9 and now with Ricardos) will talk about the development of a petrol engine that can run either on a 2-stroke or a 4-stroke cycle, and switch between the two while running.


0930 - 1000       Coffee on arrival, in the Thom Building foyer
1000 - 1030 Daniel Walker "Increased Production and Reduced Risk in the Gulf of Mexico during Hurricane Season"
1030 - 1100 Richard Osborne "A Petrol Engine that can switch between 2-stroke and 4-stroke"
1100 - 1145 Society's Annual General Meeting (agenda and reports to be tabled)
1145 - 1200 Coffee break
1200 - 1300 21st Jenkin Lecture, David Clarke, "Control and the Coriolis Mass-flow meter"
1300 Lunch in the Information Engineering Building (price £9)

If you plan to attend the meeting, please return the reply slip, so that we have some idea how many to cater for, and can prepare a name badge for you in advance. And enclose a cheque if you would like the buffet lunch. By 16 September please!

Parking is very limited, and we recommend use of the Park-and-Ride. Limited parking spaces may be available in the car park of 43 Banbury Road, which will need a permit. We will send one to those who ask for one, until spaces run out.

David Witt, Secretary SOUE, August 2008

(Click here to view or print the reply slip)