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: Committee meeting or AGM
    27 November 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
    03 December 2019 09:45 to 15:45
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    03 December 2019 18:00 to 21:30
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Reaching Household Waste recycling targets is proving a massive challenge across the world, with the resultant build-up of rubbish in all corners of the planet. A panel of four experts will present and debate the merits of two of the latest complementary technologies/innovations in recycling household waste into fuels and feedstocks for industrial use.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    09 December 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Join us at our Christmas Lectures to which will discuss the topical issue of Climate Change
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    16 December 2019 18:30 to 21:30
    Flight Club - London
    Join us for an informal winter get-together with the Greater London Region Young Members’ Panel where we can enjoy some social darts at the Flight Club Victoria. Food and drink will be provided to get us happy and merry into the festive season.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    11 January 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    High Street Kensington Tube Station - London
    A Civil Engineers' Club Walk from Kensington High Street Tube Station to Baker Street Tube Station taking in Holland Park, Primrose Hill, Regent's Park and a section of the Regent's Canal.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    14 January 2020 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. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 January 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    Following last year’s presentation the DLR Rolling Stock team will be back with a more in-depth look at the innovative next generation of trains being supplied by CAF for the expansion of the Docklands Light Railway. All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    04 February 2020 09:45 to 14:55
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    17 February 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed, and compete for a prize at the HQ ‘Future of Rail’ competition. The evening includes a short presentation by the RD Chairman, Graham Neil.All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 March 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive at Viva Rail will present on the re-engineering of London Underground's District Line trains for UK main line operation with a variety of traction options from diesel to hydrogen fuel cell power.All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    10 March 2020 09:45 to 14:55
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 April 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    RSSB will talk about their latest project to assess the impact of 'high and tight' platforms on rolling stock design. The project considers what can be done practically to improve accessibility at these platforms and the economic case for investment.. All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    22 April 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 30 minute, 1-2-1 consultation to explore routes to Membership or upgrade to Fellow
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    28 April 2020 09:45 to 14:55
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    10 September 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 30 minute, 1-2-1 consultation to explore routes to Membership or upgrade to Fellow
    Industry: Cross-sector
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