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
Institution of MECHANICAL ENGINEERS


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    04 December 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Once known as Chelsea and Hackney Lane, a look at how far this project has progressed - the technology, the route and the controversies
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 December 2017 19:30 to 21:30
    Best Western Marks Tey Hotel - Colchester
    To prevent forgeries of bank notes and legal documents, the Bryan Donkin Rose lathe was manufactured in 1821 to produce the intricately engraved two-part printing plates for simultaneous printing in two colours. It was in use for over a century and is an early example of the geometrical lathe.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    09 December 2017 11:00 to 13:00
    Cambridge Museum of Technology - Cambridge
    A guided tour of the Museum of Technology, Cambridge, to see the impressive array of steam engines, boilers, gas engines, pumps and historical machinery and exhibits.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 December 2017 19:00 to 19:30
    Park Farm Hotel (Hethersett)
    New Committee members bring new experience and fresh ideas. Therefore, any IMechE member who feels they could spare some time to further the work of this entirely volunteer run Committee are invited to approach our Chairman or Secretary, who can explain what is involved.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    14 December 2017 19:30 to 21:30
    Park Farm Hotel (Hethersett)
    This talk will cover the history of the Hywind technology and specifically the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, a newly installed 30MW floating wind park installed in 2017.
    Industry: Renewable energy
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