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Rising to the Battery Challenge Dinner

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: News, People, Technology|

Oxford Said Business School, October 31st 2018 The dinner took place in the West Wing of the Said Business School, also known as The Thatcher Business Education Centre, which was completed in 2013. It was a break from our usual choice of venue where we try to make a link to the grandeur of our Victorian [...]

Power up the UK from South Wales Dinner

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, People|

Cardiff City Hall, Sept 13th, 2018. THE VENUE Cardiff City Hall looks more like the Tuileries Palace in Paris than a City Hall. The entrance is relatively modest but opens into a marbled hall that could find itself at home in Buckingham Palace. There were over 60 attendees, the largest for a dinner so far, putting [...]

Oxford Space Odyssey Dinner

By | July 4th, 2018|Categories: Events, People|

Rhodes House, July 4th 2018. The dinner took place in the vast timber-framed hall at Rhodes House, an echo of England’s Imperial past with Oxford whimsicality added. The theme of Space was an interesting one to consider in such a ‘spacious’ environment. The Oxford area encompassing Culham and Harwell is a leader in the emerging field [...]

Liverpool Sensor City Dinner, May 10, 2018

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, People, Technology|

BESSEMER SOCIETY DINNER SENSOR CITY, LIVERPOOL, MAY 10TH 2018 LIVERPOOL OPEN TO THE WORLD Speakers Sir Robin Saxby: Founding CEO of ARM Holdings; Angel investor, mentor Jon Hague: Vice President for Science and Technology, Unilever Homecare Divsion Iain Hennessey: Clinical Director of Innovation at Alder Hey Children ‘Living’ Hospital   The Evening Sensor City is an iconic building [...]

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Oxford Acceleration Dinner, March 8th 2018

By | March 8th, 2018|Categories: News, People, Technology|Tags: |

F1 ACCELERATION MODEL Speakers Mark Preston: Team Leader, TECHEETAH Formula E Racing Team; Founder, Street Drone and Preston Racing, based in Oxford. Graeme Purdy: Founding CEO of AIM listed, Ilika plc, Southampton Jarl Severn: Managing Director of privately owned, Owen Mumford, Woodstock, Oxford The Evening It was a packed house in the Varsity Club, Oxford High [...]

Launch of the Bristol Bessemer Society

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: Events, News, People|Tags: |

September 27, 2017, The Engine Shed, Bristol Professor Guy Orpen, Provost of the University of Bristol, welcomes guests at the Engine Shed, now transformed from a city networking hub into a high class dinner venue. BRISTOL AT THE CENTRE Bristol is a leading centre of the aerospace industry, and, with Cambridge, the leading centre for the [...]

Fellowship Award Dinner, London, Nov. 9th 2017

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Events, News, People|Tags: |

Venue: THE INSTITUTE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, One Birdcage Walk, SWI The venue for the dinner has been witness to the pride and success of mechanical engineering since the nineteenth century. Sir Henry Bessemer became a member of the Institute in July 1861 when he gave his address as the Bessemer Steel Works, Carlisle Street, Sheffield, which [...]

Launch of Bessemer Oxford Society

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Events, People, Technology|

The dinner was held on July 11th at Rhodes House, a Cotswold style mansion, with Colonial influences, in the heart of Oxford. The occasion was the launch of the Bessemer Society’s Oxford chapter. We had 50 guests, mainly CEOs and founders of start ups in the Oxford area, together with selected members of the Oxford innovation [...]

Launch of Bessemer North

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, People|Tags: , |

Launch of the Northern Chapter in Manchester The northern hard tech community On Feb 21st we held a dinner for 30 people in the Manchester Central Library’s swish, Cunard style, 1930s era, event space, next to the magnificent Town Hall, where we had held our first dinner in September. The purpose of the evening [...]

AGM Dinner at the Royal Society

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Events, News, People, Technology|

Nov. 15th 2016 HONOURED GUESTS The evening started with selected members and guests giving a brief introduction to their concerns and interests: and highlighted the great depth of experience in the room. Honoured guests included: Sir Peter Williams, ex-CEO of Oxford Instruments, Chair of the National Physical Laboratory, and former treasurer of the Royal Society; and [...]