We exist to support the professional development of local engineers and to raise the profile of engineering in general.

The committee is based in Rugby, but it also covers Leamington Spa, Warwick, and the surrounding area.


We organise a broad portfolio of events to support your professional development... and hopefully to have some fun too! If you have an idea for an event, we would love to hear it. If you are planning an engineering-related event of your own and would like some support, just ask. Our next few events are displayed below, but the full list is in our diary. Alternatively, you can download our 2017-18 Programme Card.

Almost all of our events are FREE and OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. You do not have to be an engineer to attend - just keen to make friends and learn something new! There is no age limit either - everyone is welcome.

To find out more about us, come along to one of our meetings, or contact us.

We hope to see you at a local event soon!

Read the letter from our Chair for 2017-18

Download presentations and handouts from our past events

In addition to our main programme of events, our Retired Engineers section organises a series of lectures in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The IMechE is one of 35 professional engineering institutions in the UK. Some of these institutions have local branches in the Rugby area which organise engineering-related events that may be of interest to IMechE members and followers.  Usually, these events are free and open to the general public.

Further details about events organised by these institutions can be found on their respective websites, which are listed below:

Other engineering institutions in the Rugby area

  • The IET

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology has a background in electrical and electronic engineering, but today represents all engineering disciplines.  The local branch covers Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • The ICE

    The Institution of Civil Engineers represents civil engineering interests in the UK. The local branch covers the West Midlands, including a Coventry and Warwickshire committee.
  • The BCS

    The British Computer Society represents the IT profession in the UK.  The local branch is based in Coventry.
Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 November 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    North Leamington School - Leamington Spa
    An introduction to forensic engineering
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 December 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Benn Hall (Rokeby Room) - Rugby - Rugby
    Cutting-edge mechanics in the 1920's - New Imperial vintage motorcycles
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    11 December 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Warwick University - International Digital Laboratory - COVENTRY
    CHRISTMAS SOCIAL - bring and share food! Including a talk by Dr Antony Allen of Warwick Manufacturing Group entitled "Automotive Sustainability in an age of Electrification and Autonomy"
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 December 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Coventry University, EC Dept - Coventry
    People may think Engineering and Physics are about strict hard laws, rules and certainty. However, this isn’t always the case and perception can influence how something is designed. Orla will be exploring concepts of perception and bias in the context of acoustics and product development. She will discuss how perception can be engineered, what unconscious bias is and what behind the scenes testing needs to be done to fully validate a new vehicle at Jaguar Land Rover.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 January 2018 18:00 to 19:00
    Coventry University, EC Dept - Coventry
    A chance to meet the Rugby Area committee and to discuss our forthcoming event programme
    Industry: Cross-sector
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