THE North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders will celebrate its jubilee on July 16-19 at Newcastle-on-Tyne. The Institution held its inaugural meeting on November 28, 1884, and from then until the present time has been one of the most active bodies concerned with the advancement of the sciences of engineering and shipbuilding not only in Great Britain, but also throughout the world. Representatives will attend the meeting from the leading British kindred societies and allied bodies, and also from France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan and the United States. The papers to be presented at the meeting will deal with the history of engineering during the past fifty years in the following sections: liners, cargo ships and tankers, coasters, marine turbines, reciprocating steam engines, marine boilers, marine heavy-oil engines, and recent progress in electrical and general engineering. Dr. John T. Batey will preside at the meetings. A pleasurable feature will be the presentation of acknowledgments to founder members. Notable among these are Sir George B. Hunter, Mr. J. Denham Christie, Prof. R. L. Weighton and Mr. W. G. Spence (the initiator and first honorary secretary of the Institution). The honorary fellowship of the Institution will be conferred upon the following: Mr. George Stephen Baker, superintendent of the William Froude Laboratory; Vice-Admiral Sir Harold A. Brown, engineer-in-chief of the Fleet; Sir Cecil Algernon Cochrane, chairman of Armstrong College Council, 1923-35; and Sir Arthur William Johns, director of naval construction.
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North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders. Nature 136, 60 (1935). https://doi.org/10.1038/136060a0