Article Surrey

Welcome to the IET Surrey Local Network.

We organise a monthly series of technical and engineering-based free public lectures, which are given in person at the University of Surrey in Guildford, and are simultaneously available online.  You can find details of our forthcoming events on the right of this page.

If you would like to attend one of our events, please register via the booking link found in the event details so that  we can send you directions to our lecture location, or online joining information

Our policy is to give lectures on up-to-date topics of interest in the area of engineering and technology, to inform interested members of society of current developments in those subjects, to inspire younger people to pursue careers in this field, and to encourage those working to develop their technical skills and achieve professional registration through membership of the IET.

IET Surrey has a channel at IET Surrey YouTube where you'll find videos of the talks we have previously presented.  All of our lectures are recorded and are available to watch subsequently online.


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Retired Members Surrey - RMS

The Retired Members in Surrey group organises a range of technical and social events in the Surrey area throughout the year. It enables those who have retired from their normal full-time occupations to meet up with like-minded friends and colleagues on a regular basis. There are some special interest sub-groups for discussion and entertainment; the ones below are currently active.

  • Retired Members Surrey (RMS) - general interest talks
  • Technology Track - technical talks and Discussion
  • Walking group

Retired Members Surrey (RMS)

We are society formed by retired mainly electrical and electronic engineers residing in the Surrey area to meet socially and learn about technology related topics. Members are usually also members of the IET and participate in activities of the IET Surrey Network, although membership of the two organisations is mutually independent.

The society was founded in 1989 to enable members of the IET who have retired from their normal full-time occupations to keep in touch with former colleagues and to further the aims and traditions of the Institution by arranging regular meetings. 

The major activity of the RMS is a meeting held on the first Wednesday of each month at East Horsley Village Hall. Proceedings begin with a time of social interaction over coffee followed by a talk given by a visiting speaker. The talks themselves are sometimes of a technical nature outlining, for example, recent developments in some aspect of engineering or perhaps reviewing the historic development of a particular technology; such technical presentations are interspersed with general-interest talks on a variety of subjects. Bearing in mind the widely-differing backgrounds of our members and the fact that we encourage spouses and guests to attend, we urge even our "technical" lecturers to make their presentations as accessible as possible.

Our meetings which are of a technical nature are supported financially by the IET. These meetings are open to both members and non-members and are free to attend for all interested people. Other meetings are self-funding through membership fees or attendance charges.

All other activities are open to members and guests as advertised.

Group Membership

Membership is currently £20 a year. The Application form can be downloaded here (updated November 2019) in PDF and Word.docx formats. Please print and sign the form to indicate your willingness to be contacted by email and have your email address and phone number published in the annual booklet. You may then scan the form and email it to the membership secretary  or bring it to a Meeting. If either format is difficult please contact the  for an alternative.


Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month although occasionally the date may be changed if there is a Bank Holiday on or near the normal date. Meetings are in the East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, KT24 6QT, off the B2039 just south of Horsley Railway Station (OS Ref. TQ090542; phone 01483 285019). The meetings normally start at 10:15 for coffee. Partners are welcome; no attendance fee is payable. Parking at the Hall is very restricted and members are requested to make best use of the space available.

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Technology Track - Information And Communications Technology

The group discusses and presents talks on a wide range of technology based subjects including Information and Communication Technology and all aspects of Personal Computing. Until recently the group was known as the PC (Personal Computer) Group but as time went on the members' interests expanded to include many aspects of technology.

Meetings are held at Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland, Newdigate, RH5 5DA (OS Ref TQ195422) and are normally on the THIRD Wednesday of the month. The meetings generally start at 10.30 following coffee and biscuits. For actual dates see the Events page. Visitors are welcome and afterwards there is an opportunity to have lunch at the local hostelry - The Six Bells. A menu for pre-ordering lunch is circulated during the morning.

Group Membership 

The group membership has now merged with the RMS. You may however be a member of the PC group without being a member of the RMS. In that case please use the application form below:

Download the application form (uploaded December 2019), available in printable  in PDF and Word.docx formats. Please print and sign the form to indicate your willingness to be contacted by email and have your email address and phone number published in the RMS annual booklet. You may then scan the form and email it to the Treasurer David Goddard (as below) or bring it to a meeting. If either format is difficult please contact the webmaster for an alternative.

Walking Group

Occasional walks in the Surrey area. Walks are arranged and are led by members.  Graham Stott is the coordinator. Walks are circular, generally about four miles long and are usually followed by a pub lunch. Meet at 10.00 for a 10.15 start. Details of the meetings are on the Surrey Events page, indicated by WALK.