Welcome to the Greater London Region

This is where you can find out about the activities and events in the Greater London Region.

The GLR's activities are co-ordinated by the main GLR Committee, a Central Events Sub-Committee, four Area Sub-Committees (North East, North West, South East and South West) and the Young Members Panel.

The GLR's strategic goals are:

1. Implement the IMechE Regional Strategy Board (RSB) Mission, as far as practicable, and address identified Regional needs.

2. Provide a balanced programme of high quality events for the advancement of mechanical engineering and to facilitate Continuing Professional Development.

3. Establish services for the support of members, promote greater involvement by members in regional and national events and actively seek new members.

4. Raise the profile of the Institution within regional and local government, industry, education and the wider community.

5. Manage allocated funds efficiently and effectively.

6. Represent the Institution locally to regional and local government, the media, the public, industry and education.

7. Co-operate and organise events with other Institutions and public bodies when this will be beneficial to the Institution, to members, engineering generally and society.

8. Encourage participation in local schools liaison and careers advice and associated joint activities with other societies.

If you are an IMechE member and are at all able to help the region in any way please contact Simon Paish (GLR Chairman). He and the 30 strong committee of volunteers welcome all of the support, no matter how small, that you are able to offer.

Looking ahead, all events to be held in the Region will be published on this ‘Near You’ website so please keep checking! 

Simon Paish
GLR Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Conference
    11 March 2019 00:00 to 23 June 2019 00:00
    *TBC
    The Greater London Region Young Members Panel are looking for volunteers to join an multi-institution committee to organise events to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2019. This is a great opportunity to improve gender diversity in engineering, develop leadership skills, promote STEM careers and network with like-minded volunteers from the IMechE, ICE, IChemE, IStructE, RAeS and CIWEM. All are welcome!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • 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: Committee meeting or AGM
    25 March 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    The time when we review what the Panel has achieved in the past months and discuss what we are going to do next. - Have you got ideas? - Would you like to volunteer? - Do you simply want to understand more what we do and how to help? Young member vacancies are aimed at student and young professional engineers. All the roles are voluntary, there is no fixed level of commitment and further details for specific roles can be provided by the vacancy contact.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    02 April 2019 09:45 to 14:15
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    02 April 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    Annual General Meeting followed by Committee Meeting
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    03 April 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Kingston University
    Engineering Tinkering 2019 is a fun educational evening for kids and big kids alike to experience what it is like to work as an engineer and what it is like to pursue a career in STEM.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    06 April 2019 09:45 to 16:00
    West Malling Station - West Malling
    A walk in the Kent countryside starting and finishing at West Malling railway station. This is an ICE walk but IMechE members are welcome to come along.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    08 April 2019 18:00 to 21:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Speak Out for Engineering is a competition designed to help young engineers develop verbal and visual communication skills.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 April 2019 18:00 to 19:30
    Brunel University
    The role of the professional institutions has evolved over many years serving both its members and the wider community in general. They have in their time influenced Governments with policy and serving Industry alike to embrace technology and solving design problems often at a national level. How does the community now view these Institutions and to what extent is their pivotal role defined by our society and should professional people be encouraged to join?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    26 April 2019 12:15 to 15:30
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    A three course lunch followed by a presentation on "The Great Stink: Joseph Bazalgette's Story" given by Julie Chandler.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    14 May 2019 09:45 to 14:15
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    18 May 2019 10:00 to 15:30
    St. Mary's Church, Putney - Putney
    Civil Engineers' Club walk from Putney Bridge to South Bank Centre
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    11 June 2019 09:45 to 14:15
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    14 June 2019 13:30 to 17:00
    The Postal Museum - London
    Discover a unique piece of industrial heritage and ride the hidden tube network. Explore stories from the world's first social network at The Postal Museum, London.
    Industry: Railway
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