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: Committee Meeting
    02 September 2014 18:30 to 20:00
    *IMechE - London
    The regular YMP meeting provides an opportunity to review and plan activities organised and supported by panel members. Young engineers interested in joining the YMP are more than welcome to attend and volunteer to take part in the panel’s activities.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    06 September 2014 10:00 to 15:00
    Eridge Railway Station - Eridge
    Civil Engineers' Club Walk from Eridge through the pretty hamlet of Motts Mill
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    11 September 2014 00:00 to 00:00
    Greenwich Power Station
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    Industry: Railway
  • 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
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    19 September 2014 14:00 to 16:00
    Brompton Bicycle Limited - Brentford, Middlesex
    A guided tour of the Brompton folding bike manufacturing plant located near Kew in SW London. Come and see how these bikes are built in the factory, one of only two major frame manufacturers still based in the UK.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    25 September 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    *IMechE - London
    'Get Registered' Event - 25th September 2014 18:00 - 20:00 Please register early, as space is limited.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    25 September 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    Royal Institution, London, UK
    The IET is delighted to announce that Professor Andrew McNaughton, FREng, Chief Engineer and Technical Director, HS2 will deliver the 2014 Sir Henry Royce Memorial Lecture. Professor McNaughton will draw on examples of leading edge practice from around the world and his own forty years of operational and engineering experience to propose the way forward for Britain's railways in the coming decades
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    29 September 2014 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Andrew McNaughton, FREng, is the Chief Engineer and Technical Director, HS2 will be talking on how will the Hs2 route get across and out of London.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    08 October 2014 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: Technical Visit
    13 October 2014 09:00 to 15:00
    BRE - Watford
    Young engineers are encouraged to take part in this technical visit to the Building Research Establishment (BRE). The visit includes a tour of the the BRE facilities and chance to speak with their engineering and HR staff. Click the event to see the agenda.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    15 October 2014 18:15 to 20:00
    Western Riverside Waste Authority - London
    The Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) recycling plant in Wandsworth, is one of four in London and processes the waste collected by Hammersmith, Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea. The plant handles about 6,000 tonnes of solid waste per week. Come and see how recycling of your unwanted household waste takes place and witness the engineering challenges faced with one of the South Easts largest recycling plants.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Talk
    20 October 2014 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    As the pressure to extend running hours on Britain’s railways increases, the pressure to get maintenance completed faster grows. LU’s Lee Gladstone and a representative from NR talk about how new engineering trains will help with the challenge.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    24 November 2014 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Our centre takes a second look at one of the largest UK rail projects in decades. This time we hear from Mark Gilbey how the route’s very long tunnel sections will be ventilated to modern environmental and safety standards.
    Industry: Railway
  • 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: 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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