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: 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: Committee meeting or AGM
    28 February 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Roehampton Vale Campus, Kingston University - London
    Annual General Meeting of the Greater London South West Area panel
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    02 March 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Roehampton Vale Campus, Kingston University - London
    Technical Talk
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    03 March 2017 12:00 to 13:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Business as usual is no longer an option. Everyone knows the Transition movement. Transitioning the world from unsustainable living to sustainable living. Engineering is central to making that process happen. How is it done, who is doing it and how long will it take?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    04 March 2017 10:00 to 12:00
    Whitechapel Bell Foundry - London
    This will be almost the last opportunity to visit the Foundry in its original building. The tour starts at 10:00 hrs and lasts about 1.5 hours.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    14 March 2017 18:30 to 19:30
    iMakr - London
    3D Printing Taining Event
    Industry: Machine systems informatics & control
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    15 March 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Dr Daniel Finfer will describe pioneering fibre optic–based Distributed Acoustic Sensing technology and its capabilities for sensing at every point along a length of a standard fibre optic cable.
    Industry: Coal / Oil / Gas
  • 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: Technical lecture
    21 March 2017 19:00 to 20:00
    Jacqueline Wilson Room, Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston University - Kingston upon Thames
    GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) is an £8m research project, led by TRL, to understand and overcome the technical, legal and societal challenges of implementing automated vehicles in an urban environment. Taking place in TRL’s UK Smart Mobility Lab in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the project will trial and validate a series of different use cases for automated vehicles, including driverless shuttles and automated urban deliveries.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    22 March 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Lecture Theatre 109 - Uxbridge, London
    Claire Maycock, IMechE Business Development Manager, will be giving a presentation on Professional Registration with the IMechE. Following will be an opportunity to present your questions to Claire and network with fellow engineers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    30 March 2017 10:30 to 16:30
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    If you have been an Associate Member for over 4 years, you should now have enough work experience to meet the competence requirements for gaining professional registration. This is a 20 minute, 1-2-1 consultation to explain the requirements.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 April 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Simon Williams will discuss how the electricity market operates and the challenges brought about by demand uncertainty and the growth in intermittent renewables’ generation. “Keeping the lights on” is good media fodder but beneath the hype there is meticulous forecasting and planning and a raft of incentivising strategies for demand control. The stakes are huge.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    06 April 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    The Global Engineering Debate provides a platform for young engineers around the globe to debate the key issues that affect the livelihoods of current and future generations of people around the world.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • 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
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 May 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Dr Florent Trarieux will speak on the commercial and postgraduate research capabilities of the Ocean Research Laboratory at Cranfield
    Industry: Power & energy
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