Welcome to the South Wales Region

South Wales Region Executive
(L-R) A. Bayton (Hon. Treasurer) K. Craig (Chair)  A. Pugh (Vice-Chair)
A. Clarke (Hon. Secretary)

We have over 2100 members here, with an active Regional Committee and a very keen Young Members Panel, both of which produce a programme of lectures and visits for each season. Feel free to download our current programme and we hope to see you at an event soon.  

Our members are kept informed of our events programme via a number of methods:


  • At the beginning of our lecture season, which is usually around the end of September, all of our members receive the programme card either by post or e-mail. 


  • Feel free to download our 2014-2015 events programme here.


  • Event posters are distributed to many academic institutions and certain industrial companies in the Region.

  • Members who have given an email contact address to the IMechE can be notified of events via HQ’s list server, and may be sent updates, changes and reminders.


  • Please also follow our region on Twitter if you have an account or check out our Twitter Web Page.


  • Our 2015 Newsletter will soon be available.  Please follow this link to download it when its ready!



This Region continues to actively participate in other institutions' events and engineering-related activities, particularly those promoting engineering to schools.

Take a look at:

Other Local Institutions




In conclusion, we are always looking for enthusiastic members who wish to be more involved in the Region’s activities as IMechE ambassadors. (Frankly, it looks very good on your curriculum vitae plus you get to meet the 'movers and shakers' face to face.) If you would like to support us, then do please contact us. If you are starting out in your career and would like to be at the centre of IMechE affairs, the Young Members Panel would like to hear from you – contact Amelia Winslade, the YM’s South Wales Chair.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    07 October 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Bridge Innovation Centre
    Zn-Mg-Al alloys (ZMA) are becoming an increasingly popular choice for galvanised coatings on steel due to their apparent performance and cost benefits over traditional hot dipped zinc coatings. A novel flow cell has been developed that allows the observation of corrosion mechanisms at a microstructural level.
    Industry: Materials
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    27 October 2014 18:15 to 20:00
    Swansea University - Singleton Park
    This talk will introduce the potential of and fundamentals of tidal stream energy through tidal stream turbines. The work undertaken at Swansea Universitywill be highlighted.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    11 November 2014 17:00 to 21:00
    Swansea University - Singleton Park
    This free event will focus on Hitachi’s new Super Express Trains. These trains are to be introduced on the Great Western Main Line (London Paddington to Bristol and Swansea etc) and other routes commencing in 2017.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    17 November 2014 18:15 to 20:30
    Village Hotel Cardiff - Cardiff
    We go back to the dawn of powered flight to discover how the need for a structured approach to safety came about, encompassing both human and mechanical factors, and how it has evolved into to the Flight Safety procedures today. After looking at the current aviation safety culture we will finish with several recent examples where it failed and people died due to the breakdown of Flight Safety.
    Industry: Human Factors in Safety and Reliability (SRG)
  • Event Type: Social Event
    13 March 2015 19:30 to 23:00
    The Bear Hotel, - Vale of Glamorgan
    Presentation on the life and experiences of Dr. Rhys Jones. Buffet to follow after the presentation. Complimentary drink on arrival (Beer, wine or soft drinks only) .
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
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