Mining the Past, Forging the Future...

The Mining Institute is the Royal Chartered membership organisation for science and technology in the North. Founded in 1852 by the most important contemporary Northern scientists and engineers, by becoming a member you can follow in their footsteps to help shape the future of industrial heritage and cutting-edge science in the North.

We hold regular talks and events on all aspects of science and technology and have lots of opportunities for you to get involved further. Find out more about the benefits of membership and become a member today!

Find out more about our events and publications using the links above as well as the different ways you can support us. We also host events for other professional and special interest groups and societies and educational activities.

The Institute is pleased to announce this joint conference with the Durham Energy Institute held over two-days on Thursday and Friday 15th-16th April 2021. The conference will focus on how can the North can undergo an energy-transition by itself, and how net-zero technologies may create jobs in the North. This event is aimed at showing members of the public, policy makers and an academic audience what is on offer, what can be done and what is being done across our region. All are welcome regardless of previous knowledge of this topic.

Registration is required to enable zoom access, with a separate sign-up for both days - registration links below. The full programme is given below and is available to download.

Registration for Day 1: Thursday 15th April 2021

Registration for Day 2: Friday 16th April 2021

Full Two-Day Downloadable Programme
(c) Durham Energy Institute

Professional and Academic Events


The Institute fulfils its Royal Charter by organising events on the cutting edge of science and technology - not just mining and mechanical engineering - we organise a range of events across the natural and physical sciences which are open to our members and the public.

Our NEIMME Lectures showcase the latest in academic and professional achievements, we have a number of Joint Events with other Learned and Professional Societies and Institutes across the British Isles and our Younger Members Group oversee our events programme for Early Career Professionals and Researchers.

We offer a range of professional development opportunities exclusively to our members who also receive information and access to all our non-public events as well. To find out more about the benefits of membership of the Institute see our Membership Page