Issue 5 Summer 2006

Society of Oxford University Engineers

Welcome to the fifth issue of SOUE News

This year's Jenkin Meeting is on 22/23 September, and a notice about it is available. The Jenkin Lecture, on Saturday the 23rd, will be by Professor Rod Smith, on "Railways: the technical challenges of their renaissance", about which his experience well qualifies him to talk. There will be a dinner at Mansfield the evening before.

In this issue we have, for those who missed it, or who didn't but would like to read it in print, a full transcript of last year's Jenkin Lecture by John Coates on the reconstruction of the Greek trireme. Lynsey Thomas writes about fibre-optic submarine cables, with which she has been much involved since leaving Balliol in 1999, and Alistair Hann describes his exchange year at Princeton, now a regular option at the Department.

The Lubbock Lecturer this year was, rather unusually, an Oxford graduate. Warren East was at Wadham 1980-3 and is now Chief Executive Officer of the successful electronics firm ARM Holdings. Read how although they make no tangible product, their licensed chip designs and software appear in unbelievable numbers of electronic products.

Joe Todd, who died earlier this year, will be well remembered by anyone who read Engineering from the 1950s to the 1980s. We have included Basil Kouvaritakis' tribute to his Teddy Hall colleague at Joe's Memorial Service in May.

We would also draw your attention to the item on the back cover about revision of the Engineering Science course, and the invitation to those of you with experience of the four-year course to make comments to the subfaculty.

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