Welcome to the Eastern Region Autumn 2018

Dear Members and visitors to this page,

In September the Eastern Region held the ‘New Members Welcome’ Event at the Imperial War Museum Duxford where new members were welcomed by the Chief Executive, Colin Brown. Colin gave a warm welcome and presentation stating his confidence in the future of our Institution. This was followed by the guest speaker, Captain David Rowland whose expert and insightful history of the Concorde, how it came into being, its development and service was enjoyed by all those present. At the end of his talk the future of supersonic aircraft was discussed followed by questions from the floor.  Later, after the buffet, members were able to enter the museum gallery and walk through the fuselage of the Concorde. Pictures, courtesy of pb photographic, can be viewed on dropbox with the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Duxford 080918?

Next year the Eastern Region is planning a similar event. It should be noted that all existing members are welcome to attend, not just the new members. Please accept my apologies for any members having difficulty using the on line booking system; we will be working with the IT department at HQ to avoid a repetition.

Peter Wotherspoon

Eastern Region Chair

Eur Ing Peter Wotherspoon
MSc, CPhys, MInstP, CEng, FIMechE.
Chair: Eastern Region
Institution of MECHANICAL ENGINEERS


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 November 2018 19:30 to 22:00
    Dunton Technical Centre - Essex
    Many attempts have been made to develop a system that could move humanity forward into a new ‘golden age’ of space flight, but until recently these systems have all run up against technical challenges that were impossible to overcome. However, the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) offers an enticing path toward realizing that goal.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    15 November 2018 17:30 to 19:00
    The Quadrant:MK - Milton Keynes
    Railway Electrification: why 25K Graeme developed this illustrated talk which takes the audience from the origin of electric traction up to the present day, looking at how systems developed differently around the World as a result of technical requirements and limitations as they changed with time.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    15 November 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    International Aviation Academy Norwich - Norwich
    Join us at the International Aviation Academy in Norwich to hear from John Allan about his career and to discuss the work of the Aviation Skills Partnership (ASP). There will also be opportunity for a brief tour of the Aviation Academy.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 November 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Innovative rolling stock developments for accessibility at the Platform-Train Interface. A presentation by Dr Peter Hubbard of Loughborough University.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    21 November 2018 18:00 to 22:00
    Anglia Ruskin University - Room QUE 101 - Chelmsford - Chelmsford
    Perspectives of Engineering as a Profession in the 21st Century - Meet the IMechE CEO (booking essential for this free event)
    Industry: Cross-sector
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