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 Charles Ingram (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! 

Charles Ingram

GLR Chairman


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 December 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    IET London
    Enter the world of Virtual Reality gaming - is it true fantasy or just another fad? Can it be useful as well as entertaining? Is it a good career path? Come along to find out!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    16 December 2016 12:00 to 15:00
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    Clare Walker will give an insight into the women who flew Spitfires and other planes as "ferry pilots" during world War II.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    14 January 2017 10:00 to 16:00
    Richmond Railway Station - Richmond
    Civil Engineers'Club Walk The Thames Path - Richmond to Hampton Court
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 January 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Brunel University - Uxbridge
    Abraham Darby is known as the man who first smelted iron with coke as opposed to charcoal. He is commonly portrayed as a technical genius. Actually his breakthrough was commercial. He spotted the one application for the sort of iron that came out of a coke furnace and as a result launched a new industry.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    23 January 2017 17:30 to 20:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Mike Corbett looks at the challenges restoring this famous giant to a state fit for the modern railway.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    26 January 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Details to follow
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    27 February 2017 17:30 to 20:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed, and compete foe a prize at the HQ Future of Rail competition
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    20 March 2017 17:30 to 20:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Richard Lockett looks at the progress made to date in creating a truly international European rail network and the consequences of EU exit’
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    08 May 2017 17:30 to 20:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    London’s newest railway.
    Industry: Railway
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