Group Information

Welcome to the web site of EC3, the Specialised Section of the Thames Valley area of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Although formally part of the Berkshire Network, we organise specialised technical lectures in Electronics, Control, Computing and Communication across the three networks of the Thames Valley Region.


Please visit our Chairman's message for more information!

Please see below for an overview of our plans so far for lectures in the 2017-18 session.

Activity monitoring on surveillance systems: Understanding Human behaviour from video
Luis Patino, University of Reading   Thus Oct 26th, Palmer Building, University of Reading

Dealing with the Internet of Insecure Things
Dr. Arosha K. Bandara, Open University  Thus Nov 23rd, Palmer Building, University of Reading

Next Generation Train Positioning System
Doug Watson and Ben Pritchard, Thales UK  Thurs Jan 25 2018, Palmer Building, University of Reading

How Ships Navigate
Kim Fisher – Secretary IEC TC80, Thursday 22 Feb 2018, Palmer Building, University of Reading

Blockchains Pratap Tambe, TCS, Thurs 22 March 2018, Palmer Building, University of Reading

A lecture in April will be added soon.

All lectures will start at 19:30, with refreshments from 19:00, and no booking is needed.

Please click here for information on lectures we have organised in previous years.

For our lectures which are held in the Palmer Building on the Whiteknights campus of the University of Reading, information on its location, parking, etc., is available at
The Van Emden Theatre is in the Edith Morley Building (which was called the HUMSS Building) which is near the Palmer Building.
For other locations, please follow for more details.


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