Cornwall's engineering businesses come together for free conference at Heartlands
ONE of Cornwall's longest-running organisations is marking its centenary by highlighting the county's most diverse engineering firms working today.
The Cornish Institute of Engineers was founded in 1913 to promote cutting-edge engineering and mining businesses in the county and its members are keen to show how engineering is still going strong locally with a free conference at Heartlands in Pool.
The inaugural meeting took place at the original Camborne Mining School building in Camborne when the first elected president was Josiah Paull, the manager of South Crofty mine.
The founders of the institute were drawn from bosses of many well-known tin mines operating at the time, including Dolcoath, South Crofty, Botallack and St Ives Consols, as well as other firms such as Holmans Bros and the Camborne Electric Supply Company. The institute retains a close relationship with the Camborne School of Mines, now based at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus.
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The current president, Patrick Foster, a senior lecturer at the Camborne School of Mines, said: "The Cornish Institute of Engineers has been a forward-looking body throughout its existence and this event is not only a chance to celebrate 100 years of presenting the technology of the day, but also to look at innovative activities taking place now that enhance the economy of Cornwall."
The conference on October 11 called Mining – A Knowledge Cluster In Cornwall includes presentations from firms serving the global mining industry that have a presence in the county.
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