Welcome to the Greater London Region

This is where you can find out about the activities and events in the 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 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.

6. Represent the Institution locally to regional and local government, the media, the public, industry and education.

7. Co-operate/organise 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 advise and associated joint activities with other societies.

If you are an IMechE member and able to help the region in any way please contact Giles Hartill (GLR Chairman).

Looking ahead, all events to be held in the Region will be published on this ‘Near You’ website so please keep checking! 


Giles Hartill

GLR Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Talk
    14 October 2015 17:45 to 19:45
    The Science Museum - London
    A presentation by Ed Marshall, organised by the NEwcomen Society on the subject of “Harry Ferguson and his Agricultural Revolution”
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    14 October 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    On 14th Oct 2015 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    14 October 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Brunel University - Lecture Centre - LC066 - Uxbridge, Middlesex
    The winner and runner-up of the 2015 Speak out for Engineering competition have been invited to give their presentations to an audience of undergraduates and other interested parties at Brunel University.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    15 October 2015 18:15 to 20:00
    Central Hall Westminster (around the corner from IMechE HQ) - London
    This talk will examine some of the key engineering challenges required to develop the new control system that won the 2014 Formula One Constructors’ Championship. Open to both members and non-members
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    21 October 2015 19:00 to 20:30
    Kingston University - Kingston-upon-Thames
    This technical talk will explain some of the key technical and engineering challenges associated with offshore oil and gas production in deep water, drawing examples from those encountered during a career working for BP. This event will be ideally suited for engineers and engineering students interested in the application of mechanical engineering principles to the oil & gas industry.
    Industry: Offshore Engineering
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    26 October 2015 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Leaves, snow, waves and floods. How engineers rise to the challenge of defending the UK’s sprawling rail network against natural forces.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social Event
    06 November 2015 12:00 to 15:00
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    "Vehicle Climatic Test Facility Upgrade" is the topic of the talk to be given after the lunch
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Social Event
    07 November 2015 10:30 to 15:00
    London Bridge Railway Station - London
    The Good the Bad and the Ugly - an amble around the building in the City of London and nearby organised by the Civil Engineers' Club
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Conference
    16 November 2015 10:30 to 19:30
    Royal Aeronautical Society HQ - London
    The conference programme will continue to provide a mix of practical and thought provoking papers. Topics will include detail design issues, composites manufacture and small enterprise funding as well as some unusual sources of inspiration for innovators. As co-sponsors, IMechE members will be able to attend for the reduced rate of £55 + VAT.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • IEP
    Event Type: Technical Lecture
    23 November 2015 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    A look at the future with Hitachi Rail.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    25 January 2016 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Topic to be Confirmed
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Presidential Visit
    29 January 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    Official Opening Ceremony for the London NE Area. Distinguished guest is IMechE President Prof. Richard Folkson.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    22 February 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed, and compete for a prize with a chance to address HQ.
    Industry: Railway
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