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: Social event
    21 September 2019 10:00 to 16:30
    Limehouse DLR Station - London
    A 12 mile walk starting at Limehouse Basin DLR station to Olympic Park, covering five canals and two parks.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 September 2019 18:00 to 20:30
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This lecture will discuss Prof G. Rein’s work in reducing the worldwide burden of accidental fires and protecting people, their property and the environment. From today’s largest threats, he will also look to the past and discuss how the same modelling work is revealing the role of fire in the Titanic’s rapid sinking, and the true nature of the Great Fire of London.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    26 September 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    City and Guilds Building - 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: Competition event
    04 October 2019 10:00 to 17:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    You are invited to join the Design Challenge National Final competition 2019, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The Design Challenge gives first and second year undergraduates a taste of the ‘real world’ of engineering by challenging them to design, create, present and run a device to a strict technical specification.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Competition event
    04 October 2019 10:00 to 15:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    The Design Challenge gives first and second year undergraduate students a taste of the ‘real world’ of engineering by challenging them to design, create, present and run a device to a strict technical specification. The regional winners are coming together to compete for the Grand Champion title at the National Final held at IMechE HQ.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Workshop
    07 October 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Join the IMechE Greater London Region Young Members Panel and the National STEM Learning Network for a STEM training workshop. The event aims to support STEM ambassadors by developing skills required to deliver STEM activities, dish out some useful tips, discuss and find solutions to challenges faced when delivering STEM activities and inform on how being a STEM ambassador can support your career!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 October 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.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 October 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Professor William Powrie of Southampton University presents research from the £8.5m research programme: ‘Track to the Future’. The talk will discuss recent developments in understanding of railway track performance, and how these might be incorporated into design and practice. Topics covered will include reducing ballast settlement and the targeted maintenance of problem areas and isolated defects.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    01 November 2019 12:00 to 16:00
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    A lunch followed by a presentation by Julie Chandler on "Crossrail: The Ten Most Interesting Things You Didn't Know About London's Newest Railway"
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    12 November 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.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 November 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Andy Grundy, Head of Fleet Management and Stores, Direct Rail Services presents the Class 88 bi-mode locomotive. Hear about these locomotives with true dual mode, the Class 88 has ‘genuine mixed traffic haulage capabilities. 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
    19 November 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This talk will discuss UAVAid’s 2019 flight programme of the Hansard V drone in Malawi, and how just a single aircraft was able to deliver medical supplies, map rural areas and support anti-poaching with the Rangers, all in a single day.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • 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.
    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: 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
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    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: Technical lecture
    20 April 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    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
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