Dinner Journal

Fellowship Award Dinner, London, Nov. 9th 2017

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 is where he had [...]

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Launch of the Bristol Bessemer Society

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 semiconductor and wireless communities [...]

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Launch of Bessemer Oxford Society

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 community. The Self-introductions [...]

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Launch of Bessemer North

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 was to launch the [...]

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AGM Dinner at the Royal Society

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 Prof Derek Fray of [...]

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A Spectacular Dinner at the Manchester Town Hall

We held our first northern meeting of the Society in Manchester on September 28th in the magnificent setting of the Mayor’s Parlour, designed by Alfred Waterhouse who also designed the Natural History Museum and the National Liberal Club (where I would personally love to hold a meeting of the Bessemer Society to enjoy its magnificent architectural self-confidence). We chose Manchester [...]

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