PHS Christmas Event 2016

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Friday 16 December 2016

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

297 Euston Road, London NW1 3AQ

Composite Plastics – origins and challenges


10.30 – 11.00  Registration and coffee/tea and biscuits

11.00 Welcome by Steve Akhurst, Chairman of PHS

 11.05 AGM (PHS members only)

Development of composites

11.45 Geoff Gibson

Professor of Composite Materials Engineering, University of Newcastle

A short history of the composite materials industry

12.35 Ian Williams

Composites and the RB211 turbofan – some views from behind the drawing board 1965 to 1970.

 13.00 Buffet lunch and displays


Collectors & Collections

14.15 Richard Schoevaart

The Noble Art of hoarding Bakelite

  • Harry Mernick

Shellac Mirrors of the 1860s and 1870s.

 14.45 Questions for panel of speakers


15.00  Quiz Master: Steve Akhurst

 15.20  Closing remarks

 15.30  Tea & cake

 16.00  End of Event

Entry: £28 per person