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 London) and the Young Members Panel.

The GLR's strategic goals are:

1. Implement the rolling 3-year Regional Strategy Board (RSB) strategic plan, 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 a member and able to help the region in any way please contact Ken Huntington (GLR Chairman).

STEM Education Activities

The Region supports a number of educational initiatives, including:

  • ‘Engineering Your Future’ (http://www.eyf.org.uk/), a full day careers advisory series of events for A Level students held throughout the year.
  • ‘Our World In 2050’, an all day event for Year 8 pupils.
  • Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) for Sport; this event is a great way to capitalise on the legacy of London 2012. 

If you are a teacher or school that is interested in hosting or attending one of these events please contact Sarah Haslam (GLR STEM Projects Co-ordinator) 
Or if you are an IMechE member that wants to volunteer to support an event please contact the following IMechE volunteers who organise the events: 

There is a lot going on in education today and professional engineers should feel it their duty to be engaged - the future of UK plc depends on it. So please lend your support to these education activities. You can become a STEMNET Ambassador by contacting www.stemnet.org.uk. This provides the opportunity for engineers to take part in schools career activities and sell the engineering profession and better inform teachers and pupils.

For more information go to the STEM Activities page.

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


Ken Huntington

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: Talk
    25 April 2014 12:00 to 15:30
    Croydon Masonic Halls
    David Cooper will talk about Brunel - the history about the man and his life as well as the engineering side of his life and his achievements.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    30 April 2014 13:00 to 16:00
    Royal Botanic Gardens
    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Kew comprises 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses and is one of London's top visitors attractions. Come and join a behind the scenes tour to see how real world engineering contributes to the plant science and conservation works undertaken throughout the year.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: AGM
    01 May 2014 18:30 to 22:00
    The Spread Eagle - Croydon
    Southern Area AGM & Quiz Evening at the Spread Eagle public house in Croydon
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: AGM
    07 May 2014 19:00 to 20:00
    Kingston University, Town House 103 - Kingston Upon Thames
    All IMechE members are invited to attend the South West London area annual general meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    10 May 2014 11:15 to 15:00
    Royal Engineers Museum - Kent
    Visit to the Royal Engineers Museum for a presentation on the "Role of the Royal Engineers during the First World War".
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: AGM
    14 May 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    *IMechE - London
    All IMechE members that live in the Greater London Region are invited to attend the AGM. If you've been thinking of getting more actively involved with the IMechE for a while but not go round to it yet, then please come along to find more.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    05 June 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    *IMechE - London
    Dr Mike Stewart will give a brief guide to engineering at the Health & Safety Laboratory. Helen Berry will bust some myths about the HSE and describe how the organization has developed a modern approach to regulation.
    Industry: Human Factors in Safety and Reliability (SRG)
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    11 June 2014 19:00 to 20:30
    Kingston University, Town House 103 - Kingston Upon Thames
    Through an informative technical seminar Michael Groves (Director for Menerga Ltd) will explore how Passivhaus criteria for ventilation and heat recovery can be applied to larger projects. This seminar covers a broad range of technical disciplines and is suitable for mechanical and electrical services engineers as well as architects and building owners.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    30 August 2014 11:00 to 13:00
    Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group - Cambridge
    Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (www.marshalladg.com) is the UK's leading independent aerospace and defence company. As an independent service provider, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group specialises in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military, civil and business aircraft, with capabilities including engineering design, manufacture and test, as well as the provision of personnel, training and advice.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Talk
    17 September 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    *IMechE - London
    The Great War was the setting for the first major confrontation between two 20th Century Great Power Naval Fleets and advances in technology had radically changed the whole nature of maritime warfare since the Battle of Trafalgar over a hundred years previously. The lecture will review the technology, naval administration and politics during the transition to war and the Naval Campaign.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
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