About the Materials Society of Cumbria

Founded in 1960, the Materials Society of Cumbria's mission is to be the voice of the materials, minerals and mining community in Cumbria.

Members are employed principally at the Sellafield Ltd plant, at the Corus plant at Workington, and at James Walker’s in Cockermouth. The focus is thus primarily metals although programmes of events also include non-metals such as paperboard, plastics, etc, and mining/minerals (we are in an area with significant mining history).

Since 1999 we have also developed a close working partnership with the Westlakes Research Institute near Whitehaven and have an increasingly active schools education outreach programme.

For more information on membership and monthly meetings/events please follow the above links on this website to contact a committee member, or contact us via our society email address: materialssoccumbria@gmail.com.