To quote from our constitution: 'The Institute shall devote itself to the advancement of all branches of Engineering and the exchange of information and ideas concerning the foregoing by arranging meetings for the presentation of papers and films, and coordination with interested bodies of existing and new engineering activities.' To this end, meetings and events may on occasion be held jointly with other bodies holding similar aims.
These are the essential aims and philosophy of the Institute. It is generally considered that, over its long history, these objectives have been achieved and it is hoped to do so for many years into the future.
There follows a summary of the history of the Cornish Institute of Engineers. For more detailed information on this and much other relevant local activity, the Institute has started to build an information hub that may be viewed and searched at www.thecornishengineer.com.