- SOUE members are invited to the 2013 Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture and Departmental Open Day, which is on Wednesday 15 May. The lecture will be given by Stefano Domenicali, team principal of the Ferrari Formula One team, entitled "Ferrari"; there will also be an exhibition of research undertaken in the Information Engineering Building, as well as the annual project exhibition. Please note that the deadline for registration has now passed. For information about the Lubbock Day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This year's Jenkin Lecture will be on Saturday 21 September, given by Dr Andy Brown of the Meteorological Office, with title "Weather and climate prediction: science and application across timescales". More details about this and the Jenkin weekend generally will be available later, but please put this date in your diaries now.
- The Society's committee has recently undertaken a review of the way ahead for the SOUE, and is proposing several significant changes for 2013. One of the proposed changes is to stop charging a subscription fee for membership; with this in mind, the committee has decided to reduce the fees for membership and associate membership to zero with immediate effect. For obvious reasons it has also decided to stop offering the option of paper mailings to new members, who are expected to provide an e-mail address for communication.
- With the Department now issuing an annual newsletter to all known alumni, the SOUE committee has decided that SOUE News, the Society's newsletter, will for this year at least not be published in paper form, but only on the web site; it will appear here some time in the fairly near future. Any comments on this decision are welcome.
- The University's Department for Continuing Education are offering a 20% discount on their published fees for SOUE members taking their short courses in electronics, telecoms and engineering.
A LinkedIn professional networking group has been set up exclusively for SOUE members, which facilitates contact between members of the Society who wish to tap in to the wide range of skills and experience available within our membership. Members are encouraged to join the group, which promises to be a very useful resource.
Do We Have Your E-Mail Address?
For reasons of cost and time, some mailings are only sent electronically: we generally only send one paper mailing per year, but send occasional electronic mailings (typically three or four per year) about things that may be of interest to our members (e.g. a request in February 2010 for engineering alumni to join in the Trading Places scheme run by the University's Access Department). Additionally, now that the Department is no longer sending Open Day invitations to all SOUE members by post, only those members for whom we have e-mail addresses can be sure of receiving an invitation.
If you did not receive e-mail in August 2012 about the Jenkin Lecture, it is very likely that we do not have a working e-mail address for you. If you would like to receive occasional electronic mailings from the SOUE as well as (or instead of) paper mailings, please fill in the mailing preferences form or send e-mail to email@example.com letting us know how you would like to be contacted.
If you have any comments or suggestions, or if you experience any problems with the web site, we would very much like to hear from you. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.