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.

Next generation electronics, using advanced materials, are opening vast new horizons that impact on every facet of society. North East England is at the vanguard of many of these and home to over 30 companies and organisations driving multiple revolutions. Already over 1800 people are employed locally in the sector with growth forecasts expected to generate a further 2700 jobs by 2027. The Institute is pleased to announce this conference which aims to raise the profile of our regions semiconductor industry, highlight the industrial and academic work being undertaken by the sector in the North East, and to support the skills required for it to develop further by showcasing the work of local PhD students and giving an opportunity for students to network with industry.

Registration is required for attendance. The full programme is available via the conference website.

NEIMME Semiconductor Conference 2024

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