Welcome to the Eastern Region

Dear Members and Visitors to this page,

I am the Chair of the Eastern Region and our committee leads institution activities organised by the areas shown in the left hand panel. These activities include engineering related talks aimed at the non-specialist, on a variety of topics from enthusiast subjects such as ‘Triumph Motorcycles’ to strategic issues for the future, ‘Energy Generation and Storage’.  These talks are often in cooperation with other engineering institutions. Members of the public, school and College Students are welcome to attend.

Area committees organise activities with schools to raise awareness of Engineering and the Institution and to encourage pupils with an interest in engineering as a career.

I am requesting you to attend the events in your area, they are generally free and bring you knowledge outside of your speciality and help with your CPD, but above all these are enjoyable social occasions. Areas always welcome new committee members so please consider attending your area committee for a couple of meetings just see what goes on.

With Best Regards

Eur Ing Peter Wotherspoon
MSc, CPhys, MInstP, CEng, FIMechE.
Chair: Eastern Region

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    24 September 2018 17:30 to 19:30
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    A presentation by Dr Stuart Hillmansen of the University of Birmingham on the application of fuel cell technology in rail traction.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    09 October 2018 09:30 to 14:30
    Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group - Cambridge
    Complete the professional registration application form in a single day and get yourself registered as CEng or IEng
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 October 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    Best Western Marks Tey Hotel - Colchester
    Fused filament fabrication is a 3D printing process that uses a continuous filament of a thermoplastic material fed from a coil through a moving, heated printer extruder head. Molten material is extruded from the print head's nozzle and deposited to build up the workpiece in layers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 October 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    Applying science and engineering to healthcare is one of the most multidisciplinary areas of R&D and can be one of the most rewarding (although also occasionally frustrating)! Developing a new diagnostic, monitoring or treatment technique in the laboratory is exciting, but the real reward is to get that technique out of the lab and into use on patients.
    Industry: Biomedical engineering
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 October 2018 19:30 to 21:30
    Park Farm Hotel (Hethersett)
    Opened in 2006, Hethel Engineering Centre is the hub for engineering and manufacturing businesses in the East of England and has helped over 200 businesses grow, creating over 2000 jobs. Simon Coward, MD of Hethel Innovation, along with some of his team will be sharing how we can improve productivity in the region, grow stronger businesses, and Hethel’s vision for the future of Norfolk & Suffolk.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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