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: Talk or debate
    11 October 2017 19:30 to 21:30
    Anglia Ruskin University - Room QUE 101 - Chelmsford - Chelmsford
    Nuclear full size or modular?
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 October 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    The White Hart, Ampthill - Bedfordshire
    An Ordinary Meeting of the newly formed Bedfordshire area committee.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 October 2017 10:30 to 11:30
    Stowe Gardens - Buckinghamshire
    A talk by the Welding Research Consortium (WRC) presenting their work performed to analyse the historic spade mill processes from a modern metallurgical perspective. The talk will be delivered in the stunning National Trust property Stowe Gardens.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    19 October 2017 17:00 to 19:30
    The Quadrant:MK - Milton Keynes
    Chair Richard McClean will consider the appropriate role of engineering and engineers in contributing to the future railway industry in a complex and changing world.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 October 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University - Cambridge
    Rob Struzyna, a subsea engineer, will explain how the undersea cables that carry the Internet across oceans are laid and maintained.
    Industry: Telecommunications, communications & IT
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