Welcome to the Eastern Region Spring 2019

Dear Members and visitors to this page,

In issue 1, 2019 of Professional Engineering Magazine Colin Brown our interim CEO calls upon the Institution to ‘Redouble our efforts to improve our two way communication with our membership’. In a similar vein Tony Roche the Institution president says ‘The Institution has actively sought members’ views’.

To this end the Eastern Region has reactivated our facebook and Twitter accounts. Whilst social media platforms have suffered some poor publicity of late, notably Instagram, when used wisely they are powerful tools for multiway communication. These accounts are intended for use by all areas, panels and members in the Region. Feedback on talks and events you have enjoyed or not, follow on thoughts on the subject matter of the talk and communication about the goings on at HQ are all valid topics. Of course, as professionals, I would expect such exchanges to be constructive, also I am not a believer that all opinions are equally valid, the earth is not flat!

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In May there are elections both a HQ and at Area levels so this is an excellent opportunity to volunteer for your area committee.

Peter Wotherspoon

Eastern Region Chair

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
    25 March 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Clive Hannaford of Clayton Equipment will present their bespoke solution to the installation of 55km of high voltage cable in the Channel Tunnel connecting UK and French national grids.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    26 March 2019 18:30 to 21:00
    Martell House, Cranfield University - Cranfield
    Join us at Cranfield University for a talk by Professor Braithwaite including a visit to the The Accident investigation Laboratory covering accident investigations across different modes of transport and what different sectors have learnt and continue to learn from each other.
    Industry: Safety & reliability
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    27 March 2019 19:30 to 21:30
    Anglia Ruskin University - Room QUE 101 - Chelmsford - Chelmsford
    Sustainable Materials Developments
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    10 April 2019 19:00 to 20:30
    Makespace Cambridge - Cambridge
    A visit and tour of Makespace Cambridge, a community workshop in Cambridge, hosted by Dr Ward Hills.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    11 April 2019 18:30 to 21:00
    Cranfield University - Bedfordshire
    Join us at Cranfield airfield for a talk and guided tour of The National Flying Laboratory Centre’s flying engineering laboratory, a chance to see around and within the aircraft.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
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