The Manchester Association of Engineers or MAE was formally established on the 14th January 1856.
The original purpose of the Manchester Association of Engineers was set down as :-
The bringing together of those engaged in the design, direction or superintendence of engineering works and operations, for mutual improvement and assistance, increase of acquaintance and for promoting frequent exchange of opinion on interesting questions constantly arising from the progressive nature of engineering.
Throughout its life The Manchester Association of Engineers has included within its membership many eminent engineers and others representing the great and small in manufacturing, design and educational establishments of the area. It attracts many distinguished speakers and its transactions have been regularly sought by libraries and other organisations in many countries.
Our members are involved with and give lectures on many prestigious projects with subjects including Roller Coaster Design, The London Eye, Wembley Stadium, Welding In Construction and The Museum of Science & Technology to name just a few.
Dr Allan Mann - Award
Past President Dr Allan Mann of Sale has been awarded the Gold Medal
by the Institute of Structural Engineers for Outstanding Contributions to
Structural Engineering. Allan has been heavily involved with many outstanding
and well known engineering projects throughout his career.
He has given the Association lectures on many of these projects including
The London Eye, Wembley Stadium, Vibrating Structures and Roller Coasters.
His experience with the London Eye means that he is much sought after on
similar projects around the world in a problem solving capacity. He was recently
Interviewed by Sky News regarding the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
AGM 2011 - Change of Presidency
The AGM was held at the usual venue
in the Hough End Centre. At the
meeting outgoing president Dr John
Glithero handed over to Mr Jonathan
Mann. The proceedings were followed
by a talk on church organ manufacture
by Mr Martin Denny of Jardine
Anson Engine Museum - Restoration
The Anson Engine Museum celebrated the
first public running of their newly restored Mill
Engine on Friday 18th September 2011. MAE
member Geoff Challinor MBE is pictured with
the Mayor and an ex employee from the factory
the engine was rescued from who had the honour
of starting the engine for the first time.
MAE President Jonathan Mann attended the running
on behalf of the Association. Video of the running
of the Mill Engine and some of the engines in the
museum is available on the Associations ‘You Tube
You Tube Channel
The MAE now has it own ‘You Tube Channel’ featuring videos of trips and other news or
general items of interest. Click on this link to view MAE You Tube Channel
The next meeting will be the AGM with a supporting lecture at
Hough End, Mauldeth Road on Friday 4th of April at 18:30.
This is a revised date to the original published.
The talk is entitled ‘A Visit to an Antique & Collectors Fair’
As usual there will be an excellent buffet for which prior booking
through the secretary is essential
See programme for dates and venue