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
    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
    The story of how Engineers based at WMG, the University of Warwick were called upon to help solve the case of the body in the suitcase.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    31 January 2017 18:00 to 19:30
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - 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? Come along, everyone's welcome and the Institution needs more hands and minds!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    03 February 2017 12:00 to 13:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Presently Thames Water's 14 million customers help generate around 300 GWh of electricity per year across 24 generating sites. How do they do that?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    06 February 2017 19:00 to 20:00
    Roehampton Vale Campus, Kingston University - London
    Technical Talk
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 February 2017 17:30 to 19:45
    Royal Aeronautical Society HQ - London
    Daniel Ronen will describe the aid delivery and reconnaissance capabilities of a novel fixed-wing medium range small aircraft and the progress made internationally on its promotion.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    21 February 2017 17:30 to 19:30
    BP Upstream Learning Centre - London
    A technical tour to the BP's Process control simulator at Upstream Learning Center.
    Industry: Offshore engineering
  • 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: 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
    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
    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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