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IET Lancashire and Cumbria Reception with Guest Speaker - 2017


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Members, partners and friends are invited to the 2017 Reception. After a welcome address by IET VP Andy Bevington and an entertaining talk by our Guest Speaker, a drink and light bites will be served while we meet and chat.

Date and Time

24 May 2017 - 18:30-21:30


Preston, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - NW:Lancs&Cumbria local network.

About this event

The Reception provides an opportunity over a drink and light bites for members, partners and friends, plus guests from local industry and academia, to meet and chat about the many activities and opportunities in our region. After the initial meet and greet, there will be a welcome address by IET Vice President Andy Bevington, followed by an entertaining half-hour talk by our Guest Speaker, and then the Reception. 
The Guest Speaker, Rhys Phillips, is an engineer for Airbus Group Innovations Newport, where he is part of the Lightning and Electrostatics team. He is also renowned as a radio broadcaster and guest speaker, having given talks around the world. He is a co-founder of Cardiff Science Festival and when not in the lab or on air, he can also be found on stage leading his jazz band or compering his touring science variety night. Expect a humorous talk on lightning mixed with anecdotes from his time as a science presenter and his thoughts on what makes us engineers different to everyone else ........


18.30 to 19.00 - Meet and Greet with an arrival drink. 
19.00 to 19.10 - Welcome by IET Vice President Andy Bevington
19.10 to 19.40 - Guest Speaker, Rhys Phillips
19.40 onwards - Reception with a drink and light bites



Registration information

All members are invited to the Reception and partners and friends are also most welcome. 
To assist with planning, please register by 15th May via www.theiet.org/lancscumbria 

To help cover the cost of food and drink at the reception, there is a nominal charge of £5 per person which should be paid in advance by sending a cheque payable to "Friends of the IET, Lancs & Cumbria" to Mike Bell, 52 South Park, Lytham, Lancashire, FY8 4QQ


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