NEIMME Lectures

Everyone is welcome to attend the Institute’s free public lectures. Simply click on the links below to reserve your place.

*Please note that during the refurbishment of Neville Hall, NEIMME lectures will take place right next door at the Lit and Phil (unless otherwise stated – see below for details). We look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday 17th January 2019, 18:00-19:00

*New Venue! The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE

Resource Efficiency: Defence, Trade and Sovereign Capability

Chris McDonald, CEO at Materials Processing Institute


Thursday 21st February 2019, 18:00-19:00

*New Venue! The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE

Secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith: Scientific results from the analysis of the Staffordshire Hoard gold

Dr Eleanor Blakelock


Thursday 21st March 2019, 18:00-19:00

*New Venue! The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE

Mining Industry, What Mining Industry?

Paul Bradley CEng, CMgr, FIMMM, MCMI


Thursday 18th April 2019, 18:00-19:00

*New Venue! The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE

Asteroid Mining – Science fiction or the future

Prof. Simon Green, The Open University, Head of Planetary & Space Sciences Research Discipline


Thursday 16th May 2019, 18:00-19:00

*New Venue! The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE

The Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal Project

Mark Kirkbrider, CEO, West Cumbria Mining


Thursday 20th June 2019,  18:00-19:00 TBC

*New Venue! The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider: construction and future studies from a civil engineering prospective

John Osborne FICE, Senior Civil Engineer, CERN


Links to Information and Slides from Previous Talks

Thursday 22nd November 2018, 18:30-19:30  

Slide Presentation – Dealing with coal mine waters in the North East – Taking a Long Term View

Ian Watson, Chartered Geologist working as Technical Lead – Water at the Coal Authority.


You might also be interested in…

Stephenson Locomotive Society

SLS Newcastle Website


Tyne Industrial Archaeology Group

TIAG Website


The Goelogical Society Northern Regional Group

GeoSoc Website

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