Welcome to the Thameswey Region



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Thameswey is made up of four Areas and a Young Member Panel:

  1. Chiltern
  2. Farnborough and Guildford
  3. Oxford
  4. Reading
  5. Thameswey Young Member Panel

You will find details of their programmes within this site, a composite events diary for the Region is enclosed below.  We have also included for your convenience a down-loadable copy of the latest complete programme card Thameswey Region Programme Winter-Spring 2016 Version 2 .  Any detail amendments to the Programme Card will always be included below, so please do check here for latest information.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    30 June 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Xtrac Ltd - Thatcham, Berkshire
    This is part of the Reading Area Panel winter programme. Members are welcome to bring a non-member (max 1 per member). Spaces are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Light refreshments will be available from 18:30 for a 19:00 start.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    09 July 2016 09:00 to 13:00
    Berkshire Sail Training - Reading
    We’ve all heard of a chocolate teapot, but what about a cardboard boat? Use your engineering knowhow to create your cardboard craft, beat the competition and be crowned the 2016 CBR champions! Lots of prizes and hopefully a sinking or two. Fancy dress is highly encouraged. Teams of 4, £10 entry per team, why not raise some money while you’re at it? This event is organised by the IMechE but teams from any organisation or background are encouraged to enter.
    Industry: Offshore engineering
  • Event Type: Social event
    16 July 2016 14:00 to 16:00
    Battle of Britain Bunker - Uxbridge
    A tour of the Battle of Britain Bunker, which housed the Fighter Command, 11 Group Operations Room throughout the Second World War. The tour is guided and lasts 1.5-2hrs
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    13 September 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Come and find out how to become a Fellow of the IMechE, and how the Institution can help you achieve this aim.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 September 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    Buckinghamshire New University - High Wycombe
    A talk by Andy Cowley (Engineering Manager, Airborne Systems Ltd) about the history and use of parachutes, including their various types and will cover the qualification trials of parachutes for Aerospace and Military user requirements. Samples of various parachutes will be provided for the perusal of the attendees.
    Industry: Aerospace
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