Brief on society’s activities:
Local engineers founded the society in 1946 to enable engineers, and those closely associated with the trade and profession of engineering, to meet and interchange ideas in their respective subjects connected with the various branches of the engineering profession, and to promote the science and practice of engineering generally amongst its members.
All meetings are held jointly with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. There is an Annual President’s Coach Trip organised for members, along with their partners and friends, to an engineering heritage railway, canal, airfield or other special engineering event. Other special works visits are offered to all members as they become available.
A Social Night, with a stimulating presentation on a less technical theme, is held during every November, including a meal for members and friends at Marston’s Social Club. With lectures, social events and visits taking place, we have a very active enjoyable society.
Membership is open to all interested persons. The annual fee is £15.00. Members pay no admission charge, receive direct information and have priority on activities.
Visitors are very welcome – the visitor’s entry fee to lectures is £3.00. There is no charge for members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, or members of Lichfield Science and Engineering Society, or Students.
We benefit from free reciprocal arrangements with the Lichfield Science and Engineering Society, these encourage members to attend each other’s meetings, without charge.
Burton Engineering Society meets at 19.00 for 19.30. Our address is the Burton & South Derbyshire College, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent DE14 3RL. The glass entrance, from the street, is opposite the Leopard Inn. The Fleet Street car park, fee one pound, is at the end of Abbey Street, which runs in between the glass entrance and The Leopard Inn. The ground floor receptionist welcomes all visitors and will direct you to the smart second floor lecture room, via the lift or the stairs.
The Data Protection Act 2018 and associated General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. These regulations put certain legal obligations on the Society when handling personal data such as members’ names and contact details.
Some types of processing of this data, such as keeping of records of members, does not require consent. However, other processing, such as publishing names does need consent from the individual member of the Society.
What data the Society holds, how it is processed and members’ rights under the legislation is contained in the Data Protection Statement of the Society copies of which can be obtained from the Secretary of the Society. Members can contact the Secretary of the Society to obtain copy of the personal data that the Society holds on them.