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
    28 September 2016 18:00 to 20:30
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    The P2 Steam Locomotive Company is building what will be the most powerful steam locomotive operating on the British main line. Rob Morland, Director Electricals, will talk about the P2 and its predecessor the A1.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    29 September 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    See link in description - London
    Powering the UK; Carrington Combined Cycle Gas Turbine - A technical talk organised by Engineers Ireland.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    04 October 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    On 4th October 2016 at 18.00, 1 Birdcage Walk, SW1H 9JJ , Claire Maycock, the IMechE Business Development Manager will be hosting a presentation for engineers of all levels.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    07 October 2016 12:00 to 13:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Following on from the recent IMechE two day water and wastewater conference, this workshop will attempt to open up a discussion on important issues that affect planning for the UK's infrastructure and its environmental consequences. If we have time we may also touch on how this affects overseas as well as UK development and the limits to the population it can sustain.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    08 October 2016 09:00 to 16:30
    The Bluebell Railway - East Sussex
    This heavily discounted visit includes a return journey on the Bluebell Railway as well as a private tour of the Locomotive Shed (and Coach Shed if time permits). There will be ample free time to explore and/or visit the restaurant. Southern Rail has granted us free group travel from Clapham Junction to East Grinstead (return) where we will change for the Bluebell Railway (10.55 service to Sheffield Park).
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 October 2016 18:15 to 20:00
    East Croydon United Reformed Church Halls - Croydon
    An overview of how liquid nitrogen can be used as an ‘energy vector’ – a method for storing and using energy in a variety of applications including refrigeration, power generation and zero emissions vehicles.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    24 October 2016 17:30 to 20:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    A look at the numerous line extensions proposed for London, including the Croxley Link and Northern line extension.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 October 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    A presentation on the techniques and materials to protect assets at the design stage, thus preventing costly downtime.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    09 November 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    IET London
    A Guatemalan proverb reads: “Everyone is the age of their heart.” What is age to you? Biotech Advances are enabling lifetime participation in Society with assisted learning for the young and many 65's in employment with many more elders, forecast to become active centenarians in the future. Please join us for this exciting topic. Engineering Members, guests and Public can attend the event. Free admission.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 November 2016 18:15 to 20:00
    East Croydon United Reformed Church Halls - Croydon
    In this presentation Jim Birnie will outline the types of protection available used in the past and today giving examples of equipment marking practice in both Europe, North America and Internationally.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    21 November 2016 17:30 to 20:00
    55 Broadway London Underground Head Office - District Room
    Rolling stock and infrastructure condition monitoring from vibration analysis.
    Industry: Railway
  • 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: 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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