Welcome to the Wessex Region


This site will provide information on events and activities being organised by the IMechE Wessex Region.  I hope you find something of interest in your area and if you need any further information please contact one of the committee members.

Welcome to the web pages that cover the activities organised for you, the membership, by the volunteer members in the Wessex Region. Our lecture and visits programme is organised by the Area committees located in Dorchester, Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury and Portsmouth & IOW. Please search the Events pages and select events that you may wish to attend. If you need to contact committee members, please follow the e-mail links on the Contacts pages. Perhaps you can help us by providing a talk or organising a visit to an interesting venue yourself, or perhaps you can recommend a suitable speaker? We also support actvities in schools that aim to promote STEM subjects, such as our "Earth Future - You Engineer It" events and the annual Arnold Barks Memorial Christmas Lectures which are held in Salisbury every December. Funds are provided from your membership fees through the Institution's Regional Strategy Board to support events in your Area, so its in your interest to get involved and to take advantage of making contact with other members who may be able to assist you with your professional development programme and support you with applications for higher grades of membership.




I look forward to meeting you at future events in the Region over the coming months.

Nick Schulkins

Wessex Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Social Event
    30 April 2014 12:00 to 15:00
    Liston Hotel - Bournemouth - Bournemouth
    The story of Concorde given by Mr Phil Holt. The world's only Supersonic airliner, manufactured by BAC (now BAE Systems) and Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale and EADS). The first flight was 2 March 1969 followed by it's introduction into operations 21 January 1976. After an impeccable track record it was retired from service 26 November 2003 following the Paris air accident. It was produced from 1965 to 1979 and the number built was 20 (including 6 non-airline aircraft)
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    01 May 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Weymouth College - Weymouth
    The presentation focusses on the design methodology for DataFish, a met-ocean survey buoy designed to withstand tidal streams of up to 10 knots and statistical wave heights of 5m, and how it is being used to provide turbine developers with useful data that enable them to, assess the available energy resource, plan the siting of devices, understand flow dynamics, monitor the effect on wildlife, and monitor turbine performance.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    08 May 2014 12:15 to 14:30
    South Downs College - Waterlooville - Waterlooville
    Lunch Lecture: "Satellite Fact or Satellite Fiction?" Our Guest Speaker will be Mike Healy, Chief Procurement Officer, Airbus Defence & Space, Astrium Satellites, Portsmouth, who will speak on:
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    13 May 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    Hamworthy Sports & Social CLub
    Get Chartered - Get Professional Registration. Demonstrating your competence as a trained engineer has never been more important!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    20 May 2014 13:00 to 15:30
    Fort Nelson - Fareham
    Day Visit: The Engineering of Fort Nelson (and the Big Guns)
    Industry: Defence & Government Services
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