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: Committee meeting or AGM
    25 July 2018 18:30 to 20:00
    Jaguar Land Rover - Whitley - Coventry
    A chance to meet the Rugby Area committee and to discuss our forthcoming event programme. Event held at Jaguar Land Rover site in Whitley.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    18 September 2018 18:30 to 20:00
    GE Power Conference Centre - Rugby
    A chance to meet the Rugby Area committee and to discuss our forthcoming event programme [NOTE - date & venue are provisional only]
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    09 October 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    GE Power Conference Centre - Rugby
    This presentation will explain the process of becoming an Eng Tech, IEng or CEng Member of the Institution. It will also discuss what to expect in the Professional Registration interview.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    23 October 2018 18:30 to 20:00
    Benn Hall (Rokeby Room) - Rugby - Rugby
    Further details to follow shortly
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 January 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Rugby High School - Rugby
    Talk on the physics of music, in particular the piano, with demonstrations.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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