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
    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
    22 September 2018 12:30 to 16:00
    Wandle Recreation Centre - London
    The IMechE Greater London Young Member Panel welcome you to participate in The Young Trophy – the institution's sports competition. Club together with friends and colleagues, guys and girls, for a fun-filled afternoon of games for the chance to be crowned The 2018 Young Trophy Champions.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    24 September 2018 17:30 to 19:30
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    A presentation by Dr Stuart Hillmansen of the University of Birmingham on the application of fuel cell technology in rail traction.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    25 September 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    South East Area Committee meeting to discuss events planning for the forthcoming year and other IMechE issues.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    28 September 2018 12:15 to 15:30
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    NO FURTHER BOOKINGS ARE BEING TAKEN FOR THIS EVENT Following lunch our speaker, Saby Ghosh, will give a presentation on the History of Fraser & Chalmers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    30 September 2018 13:30 to 18:00
    Capital Pleasure Boats (CPBS) - London
    Come join members from the Greater London Region for a networking event as we celebrate the end of summer with a private boat party along the River Thames.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    09 October 2018 09:45 to 15:00
    *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: Seminar
    15 October 2018 18:00 to 21:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This seminar helps and clarifies how engineers can perform quantitative risk analysis and contingency analysis on project management.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 October 2018 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Mac Andrade, Major Projects Director at South Western Railway will focus on major projects, including Waterloo station, to highlight how organisations working together can deliver improvements whilst minimising impacts on customers.
    Industry: Railway
  • 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
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 November 2018 17:30 to 20:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Innovative rolling stock developments for accessibility at the Platform-Train Interface. A presentation by Peter Hubbard of Loughborough University.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    04 December 2018 09:45 to 15:00
    *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 January 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    An insight into the innovative design of new generation trains ordered for the London Underground ‘Deep Tube’ lines. A presentation by Mark Foster of LU.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 February 2019 18:15 to 20:00
    East Croydon United Reformed Church Halls - Croydon
    Daniel Ronen of UAV Aid Ltd. will give a presentation on how UAV's can be used in emergency response and other International Development situations.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    25 February 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    55 Broadway London Underground Head Office - District Room
    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, Andy Mellors.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 March 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Clive Hannaford of Clayton Equipment will present their bespoke solution to the installation of 55km of high voltage cable in the Channel Tunnel connecting UK and French national grids.
    Industry: Railway
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