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: Professional development event
    14 August 2018 09:45 to 14:15
    *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: Social event
    14 August 2018 18:30 to 21:30
    Patch St Paul's - London
    An evening of networking for professionals with an opportunity to take party in a 1-2-1 CV workshop.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    18 August 2018 11:15 to 13:30
    The Postal Museum - London
    A visit to the Postal Museum with a ride on the Mail Train. Restrictions apply.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 September 2018 18:15 to 20:00
    East Croydon United Reformed Church Halls - Croydon
    A presentation by David Linsell of Thames Water covering sewage treatment, sludge processing, anaerobic digestion, pasteurisation, thermal hydrolysis and power generation in combined heat and power plant.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Social event
    22 September 2018 09:45 to 16:00
    Sole Street Station - Cobham
    A walk through the Meopham countryside with a visit to the Darnley Mausoleum.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    28 September 2018 12:15 to 15:30
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    Following lunch our speaker, Saby Ghosh, will give a presentation on the History of Fraser & Chalmers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    26 October 2018 12:15 to 16:00
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    Following lunch our speaker, Bernard Winchester, will give a presentation on this railway that played an important part in bringing millions of visitors to Crystal Palace
    Industry: Cross-sector
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