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Cambridge University Engineers' Association

The Cambridge University Engineers' Association exists to provide a link between alumni and Cambrindge University Engineering Department, and to maintain links between the Department and the engineering profession as a whole. All graduates of the Department are members of the Association.

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Officers and Executive Committee

The Officers of the Association comprise a President, a Vice-President, an Honorary Secretary and an Honorary Treasurer. The present post holders are:

    President:                      Dr Michael Purshouse
    Vice-President:             Prof. David Cardwell
    Honorary Secretary:     Dr James Talbot
    Honorary Treasurer:     Dr Jade Tran

The members of the Executive Committee of the Association are:

  • Cdr. Mark Grenfell-Shaw
  • Philip Guildford (CUED Director of Research)
  • Igor Wowk (CUED Industrial Experience Co-ordinator)
  • Margaret Winchcomb
  • Dr Barnali Ghosh
  • Matthew Haslett
  • Robert Foreman
  • Arron Rodrigues
  • Amal Lavender
  • Dr Stuart Haigh
  • Prof. Abir Al-Tabbaa
  • Leonidas Aristodemou

    Background to the CUEA

    The Cambridge University Engineers' Association (CUEA) was founded in December 1928 with the object of the advancement of the welfare and interests of the University of Cambridge. The association does this by:

    The CUEA was formally constituted in December 1928. Its objectives were defined as follows:

    1. To keep all past and present members of the University who are, or have been, associated with the profession of Engineering in touch with each other and with the University Engineering School.
    2. To compile and keep up to date as complete a record as possible of the careers of all Cambridge engineers, and to publish annually for issue to its members a Register giving the names and addresses of Cambridge engineers.
    3. To organise such reunions of its members as may be considered of value to the Association.
    4. To facilitate united action on any matter concerning the welfare of Cambridge engineers.’

    Sir Charles Parsons was elected President.

    In May 1953 His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, who had opened the first block of the Baker Building in the previous November, consented to become Patron of the Association. A revised constitution was approved at the Annual General Meeting held on 11 July 1953. The Association was to be open to all Cambridge graduates who were, or had been, associated with the profession of engineering. Nowadays, all graduates of the Department of Engineering are treated as members of the Association.

    The CUEA assists with the annual Alumni Festival at Cambridge, to which all alumni are invited, having instigated the first alumni conference in 1965 in the belief that “they would result not only in the production of new ideas but also in action which will be of positive benefit to the national economy.”

  • Previous CUEA conferences

  • Dr James Talbot (Honorary Secretary, CUEA), cuea-enquiries (a)