Welcome to the Oxford Area

This Area forms part of the Thameswey Region. Below you will find a list of forthcoming events: both visits and lectures organised by the Oxford Area Committee. All lectures are open to anyone with an interest in engineering, you do not have to be a member of the IMechE. The majority of our lectures take place at Oxford Brookes University (Gypsy Lane site), which is easily accessible by public transport or car. Please also visit the pages for the other Areas near us, and also the Young Members section.

Our profession is becoming increasingly ‘multi-discipline’ and we hope our programme reflects that trend. We aim to provide a wide ranging programme, and regularly hold joint lectures with other institutions such as the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

We should be delighted to hear from anyone with ideas or proposals for lectures or visits and from members who would like get involved through joining the committee. We are also happy to help those wishing to become professionally registered who need advice or sponsors.  Please contact us using the tab to the left of this page.

We look forward to meeting with you at any or all of our events.

Brian Walker, CEng, FIMechE, C Env, Oxford Area Chairman



Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 October 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Oxford Brookes University - Oxford
    Joint event with the IET. 6.30pm for 7.00pm lecture start. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is about the intelligent digitization of all aspects of construction and its artefacts including how they are created, used, maintained and re-adapted or disposed. In this event, we shall explore some typical aspects of BIM operation and how connections for collaboration can be established through BIM applications such as in Sustainability Assessment, Cost Estimation and Project Programming.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 November 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Oxford Brookes University - Oxford
    Dr Ludovic Duvet, Senior System and Technology Engineer (European Space Agency (ESA)) will give a talk on present and future robotic exploration missions planned by ESA. His talk will cover a range of planned missions including Exomars, Mars Sample Return and possible future moon projects.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 December 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Oxford Brookes University - Oxford
    6.30pm for 7pm lecture start. Net Energy Analysis (NEA) provides valuable information of the effectiveness of exploiting stocks and flows of primary energy resources (e.g., fossil fuels, solar energy, etc.) and upgrading them into usable energy carriers (such as liquid fuels and electricity). This talk will explain the fundamentals of NEA and show how metrics such as EROI are derived and what they signify.
    Industry: Power Industries
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