On Tuesday 6th January, Martin P Smith of Siemens VAI and Colin Notman of Tata Steel Consulting gave an interesting lecture on the ever decreasing iron content of available ores, and its effect on blast furnace design. The lecture slides are attached
On Wednesday 17th December a party from the CIE visited Middlesbrough College. This is a new college (http://www.mbro.ac.uk ) built in the former docklands area of Middlesbrough as part of the Riverside One development. The College is now building a new STEM centre, and visitirs were able to see progress on this so far. Presentations made at the visit are attached.