Welcome to the Professional Engineers' Club (Exeter).

ATTENTION potential new members. If you are a retired or near retirement professional engineer and would like to join the club, you will be very welcome. Email form here. Please also read the security note.

Upcoming Event

Our next meeting will be on 14 February 2022 by Zoom. The speaker will be Tony Kirby who will give a talk titled "Art and the Industrial Revolution"

See our Events Page for full programme of meetings and events.


On 10th of January 2022 we had a good turnout for our debate on the Government's "Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution" to deal with climate change. The form of the debate was that 4 members spoke for 12 minutes on on of the 10 points. After each speaker there was time allowed for questions and comments from the audience. Andrew Webb kicked off with electric cars, Peter Phillips followed with green public transport, walking and cycling. Geoff then spoke about greener buildings and, to round up, Barry covered carbon capture. The weather was mild so we had the windows open and all wore maks.

You can see further information on the debate at link debate

See our News Archive for previous entries.

Our Club

The Club was founded in 1986 as the Retired Chartered Engineers' Club to provide a social meeting place for retired and semi retired professional engineers and a means of keeping in touch with achievements and developments in engineering. (see our Constitution).

The Club has links with other organisations including the University of Exeter where it presents the Flux Award, in memory of our founder Robert W. Flux FIEE, to the student making the best oral presentation of a project.

Membership is open to Retired or Semi-retired Engineers and related professionals resident in the South West and currently includes more than 50 representatives from the Aeronautical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Communications, Gas, Marine, Mechanical, Petroleum, Structural and other disciplines. Prospective members are welcomed as guests at Club events.

For further membership information and to contact the club secretary please use the Contact page. For an email membership form please use the Join page.

You can also download a membership application form here:   

Members assemble from 10.00am for an informal tea or coffee and the meeting starts promptly at 10.30am when short reports concerning Club business are presented by the committee. This is followed by a talk of approximately 40 - 60 minutes on a subject of engineering interest usually given by invited speakers or sometimes by members. Topics have been as diverse as nuclear fusion reactors and Roman aqueducts.

   Social events take place throughout the year and technical visits are arranged for the summer months.
  The Heritage Trail section researches the achievements of engineers with local connections and where appropriate arranges for the erection of plaques in their memory.

There are Clubs similar to ours in other areas of the UK and a list of those known to us may be reached via the Links page.