About The Nuclear Institute
The Nuclear Institute was created on the 1st January 2009 from the merger of the British Nuclear Energy Society and the Institution of Nuclear Engineers who between them have been serving the industry from the late 1950's, not long after the industry first came into being.
The Nuclear Institute itself is a charity and is formed of a professional institute and a learned society. This enables it to deal with a diverse range of external stakeholders, Governmental, industrial, environmental and ecological to mention just a few. The Institute is also able to offer a range of memberships at both a professional level, for those seeking registration with the Engineering Council for example, to the layperson with an interest in nuclear matters.
The Nuclear Institute publishes it journal, Nuclear Future, every two months and it contains news and information about the industry as well as a number of high quality technical articles.
Also the Institute organises a number of events each year both nationally and at a branch level. These events cover a diverse range of topics across the whole of the nuclear industry.
The Nuclear Institute has its own memorandum and articles of association as well as a comprehensive set of bye-laws which govern how the charity operates. The Board of Trustees retain the ultimate executive power and meet five times a year at general meetings to discharge their responsibilities and the business of the Institute. They are supported in this work by a number of expert committees, which contain both members and non-members, each of which focuses on a key operational area.
NI Regional Organisation
Although the NI is a national organisation, its strength lies in its Regional Branches.
The Branches have their own Committees with their own Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. The Branches are very proactive in meeting their members' needs, with a whole range of events being organised on a rolling basis. They also have very strong links with the NiA and other nuclear industry bodies, having many collaborative events together.
Wherever possible, the branches are expected to be autonomous and self-funding although the centre does assist some initiatives e.g. emerging branches. Nevertheless, there is a clear need for the NI to act as a unified organisation, yet still satisfy its local customers. The current regional branches are shown on the NI website under "Branches".
The Nuclear Institute Executive Secretary is situated at:
History of the BNES
The British Nuclear Energy Society, which was first established in 1962, was one of the leading learned body for all persons interested in nuclear energy.
Nuclear Energy, in this context, includes all aspects related to the use of nuclear fission and fusion and nuclear engineering and science in general, including decommissioning and waste arising.
The BNES functioned almost completely by the contributions of volunteers who provide their experience and dedication to fulfil its objectives, which were:
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