Cumbria Branch

About NI Cumbria

About Us

The NI Cumbria Branch carry out a range of activities including public lecture programmes, site visits and education activities (including a bursary scheme for local students going to university). We also pride ourselves on our excellent annual dinner which is always well attended and a highlight on the local calendar.

The branch is run by a group of volunteers who form the Branch Committee and is made up NI members in the local area. Since Cumbria is currently a hotspot for jobs in the nuclear sector, we are one the largest NI branches. The branch is supported by the Nuclear Institute head office, based in London, and the Board of Trustees. 

See our full list of annual activities

Where we came from

The NI Cumbria Branch was established as a regional branch in January 2005 superseding the former Nuclear Institute (BNES) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Waste Management and Decommissioning. The SIG was founded as a result of a survey of membership of Nuclear Institute (BNES) in 1994 which showed that a very high proportion of members in the area identified Decommissioning as a topic of interest. However, with the formation of a regional branch, we have extended the scope to represent the wider interests in nuclear energy in the Cumbria region.

Getting involved

We would love to see you at some of our events during the year. These are a great way to keep up to date with developments in the industry and get to know  and for you to get more involved with us through volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering can be a great asset to your career in the industry, in giving you opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills and experience, and socialising with other like-minded people.

You could help us at exhibitions and events, or help with publicity and sponsorship. The annual NI Cumbria events programme includes seminars and lectures, speaking competitions and our prestigious annual dinner, all of which provide a range of opportunities for getting involved.

Our Branch Committee is also made up of volunteers who have given extra time to running the branch and work alongside the Nuclear Institute’s head office to deliver the NI’s aims and objectives.

Find out more about volunteering positions available

Find out more about upcoming events



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Introduction to the UK EPR Design Centre for Nuclear New Build Projects

02/09/2020 18:00 - 19:00 View

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Decommissioning Spotlights: Waste & Research

08/09/2020 11:00 - View


Nuclear Modelling 2020 Pre-Seminar Webinar

09/09/2020 12:30 - 13:30 View


The Nuclear Institute's AGM

10/09/2020 15:30 - 16:45 View

Nuclear Institute AGM 2020 and YGN Speaking Competition Final


YGN National Speaking Competition Final

10/09/2020 17:00 - 20:00 View


Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering – Special Interest Group on COVID-19

11/09/2020 12:00 - 13:00 View

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Decommissioning Spotlights: Driving Cost Reduction

15/09/2020 14:00 - View

CRA & ASSYSTEM Risk and Safety Forum

15/09/2020 09:00 - 16/09/2020 17:00 View


CRA & ASSYSTEM Risk and Safety Forum

15/09/2020 09:00 - 16/09/2020 17:00 View

RWM RSO Virtual Launch Meeting

16/09/2020 - 18/09/2020 View


RWM RSO Virtual Launch Meeting

16/09/2020 - 18/09/2020 View


RWM RSO Virtual Launch Meeting

16/09/2020 - 18/09/2020 View

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Decommissioning Spotlights: Digital & Technology

22/09/2020 11:00 - View


Big Data and its Application to the Real World

23/09/2020 12:00 - 13:00 View

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Decommissioning Spotlights: Transport

29/09/2020 11:00 - View

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