Welcome to the Greater London Region

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

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

The GLR's strategic goals are:

1. Implement the 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.

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

7. Co-operate/organise 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 advise and associated joint activities with other societies.

If you are an IMechE member and able to help the region in any way please contact Giles Hartill (GLR Chairman).

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


Giles Hartill

GLR Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Social Event
    04 June 2012 12:00 to 04 June 2020 02:00
    Comfort Hotel - Harrow - NW London - Harrow
    A lunch club for retired professional engineers at the Comfort Hotel, Harrow with a 12:30 for 1pm start at a cost of £15 per person. Held on the 1st Monday of the month - every 2 months - dates for 2014 are: 3rd February - 7th April - 2nd June - 4th August (this may be changed by Hotel) - 6th October - 1st December - You are warmly welcome to join us, and as frequently as you wish
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    28 November 2014 12:00 to 15:00
    Croydon Masonic Halls
    Kevin Gordon will discuss the history of this village that was demolished in the second world war
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    03 December 2014 09:00 to 12:00
    Martin Baker - Higher Denham
    Technical visit to Martin Baker ejector seats - free to attend - only £10 charge for transport from Brunel University if required.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Social Event
    08 December 2014 17:00 to 19:00
    St. Margaret's Church
    Christmas is fast approaching once more and we will again hold our traditional Carol Service in St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, together with our colleagues from ICE. This has always been an occasion for the staff and members of many institutions to join us for a pre-Christmas celebration. The service will take place this year on Monday 8 December, starting at 17:00, followed by a drinks reception at the Institution of Civil Engineers.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    10 December 2014 18:00 to 22:00
    30 Euston Square
    A supersonic car with the capability of travelling at 1,000mph by using a rocket and a jet engine. The BLOODHOUND project is a global engineering adventure, with parts of the car being built all over the world. To book please go to http://www.theiet.org/events/local/210759.cfm
    Industry: Research & Development
  • Event Type: Social Event
    17 December 2014 18:30 to 23:00
    Sugar Cane - London
    Join the Greater London Region Young Member Panel for our Xmas social drinks and buffet dinner, this year held at Sugar Cane cocktail bar, Clapham. Discounted tickets are available to IMechE members for just £10! Non-members are also welcome and should contact the event organiser to enquire.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    14 January 2015 19:00 to 20:00
    Kingston University, Town House 103 - Kingston Upon Thames
    SW London Panel Committee Meeting. Committee meeting to plan and discuss upcoming events. New or speculative committee members are always welcome. Please contact us for details
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    26 January 2015 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    With the Class 158 looking to be around for many years to come, this event looks at how an analysis of transmission options could lower fuel costs for their remaining life.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    31 January 2015 13:15 to 14:45
    Whitechapel Bell Foundry - London
    The Whitechapel Bell Foundry is listed as Britain’s oldest manufacturing company. It was established in 1570 and has been in continuous business ever since. In fact, research has traced an unbroken line of founders in Aldgate and Whitechapel dating back to the year 1420. Whitechapel Bell Foundry’s business concentrates on the manufacture of bells, ranging from large bells for churches to hand bells and other small bells, and their associated fittings such as framework, clappers etc.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    14 February 2015 00:00 to 22 February 2015 00:00
    "An asteroid is hurtling through the sky, heading for the UK’s capital. Where will it land? How big is it? When will it impact? What will happen to us when it lands?" SmashFest UK is a new and unique science and arts festival coming to London. If you are interested in taking part in this event as a representative of the IMechE please contact GLR YMP Chair via the event page.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    19 February 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    *IMechE - London
    The presentation will review catastrophic failures of welded structures. It will show the lessons that have been drawn from these failures and how they have been used to develop current engineering design practice.
    Industry: Construction & Building Services
  • Event Type: Talk
    23 February 2015 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed, and compete for a prize with a chance to address HQ.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    23 March 2015 17:00 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Leaves, snow, waves and floods. How engineers rise to the challenge of defending the UK’s sprawling rail network against natural forces.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    27 April 2015 17:13 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Come and hear about the extensive re-engineering project that is breathing new life into this 50 year old, unique mainline Electro-Diesel locomotive.
    Industry: Railway
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