Welcome to the South Eastern region.

These webpages contain information on the events and activities organised by Institution volunteers who live in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

We run full programmes of events in these areas – for more information, click here. Events are organised by the Automobile and Railway divisions too.

If you’ve got a question about membership, professional registration or would like a presentation on the Institution at your workplace or university, contact Claire Maycock.

If you have an idea for an event or would like more information about volunteering to promote engineering in your area, just get in touch with one of the committee by contacting us.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 November 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Andy Grundy, Head of Fleet Management and Stores, Direct Rail Services presents the Class 88 bi-mode locomotive. Hear about these locomotives with true dual mode, the Class 88 has ‘genuine mixed traffic haulage capabilities. All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 November 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Ricardo Centenary Centre - Shoreham-by-Sea
    Brighton and Hove City Council recently declared a climate emergency and is working on the ambitious target of achieving whole city carbon neutrality by 2030. This talk includes background information on city air quality and will focus on the role of transport in meeting this challenge, through a wide range of initiatives, from electric charge points to Ultra Low Emission Zones.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    29 November 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    University of Greenwich - Chatham Maritime - Chatham, Kent
    An informative and interesting lecture on designing for random and sine-on-random vibration of aircraft avionic systems.
    Industry: Aerospace materials and structures
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    04 December 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Ricardo Centenary Centre - Shoreham-by-Sea
    The safety bicycle is a the most familiar human powered vehicle, whose design has remained fundamentally unchanged for the past 100 years. However, there is also a rich history of alternative approaches to harnessing human power on wheels. This presentation will explore some of the fundamental limitations of human power and trace the history of various vehicle designs. It will conclude by looking forward to the possibilities offered by contemporary HPVs and what the future may hold.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    11 December 2019 18:00 to 22:00
    University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Kent - Chatham Maritime
    GREat Medway talks at University of Greenwich - Medway campus In 2019 the Natural Resources Institute will celebrate 125 years since it was created as "The Imperial Institute" at the behest of Prince Albert. Prof. Andrew Westby, Director and expert on Cassava, will explain some of the complicated history of the Institute and its predecessor organisations,
    Industry: Cross-sector
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