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 us

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 & Weymouth, 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 activities 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 Region Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    20 August 2014 10:30 to 12:30
    Salisbury Cathedral - Salisbury
    A chance to take a tour of Salisbury Cathedral led by the Clerk of Works, including the spire and workshops.
    Industry: Construction & Building Services
  • Event Type: Talk
    11 September 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Weymouth College - Weymouth
    Team Invictus is a Bristol-based team comprising a number of aerospace engineers and professional sailors who share a common vision to produce a highly efficient, exceptional and original craft to compete in the next International C-Class Catamaran Challenge. The lecture will cover the event, how it started and how it has evolved and innovated over the years, covering the various design approaches in terms of aerodynamic, hydrodynamic and structure design.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    16 September 2014 17:15 to 19:30
    QinetiQ - Amesbury
    Evening Lecture on the Hawker Siddeley Hawk by Gordon McClymont At QinetiQ, Boscombe Down 17:15 - Cheese and Wine Reception 17:45 - Lecture For further details, contact Dominic Welman on 01980 662073 or visit www.BoscombeDownRAeS.org
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Talk
    09 October 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Weymouth College - Weymouth
    The presentation will provide a brief introduction to ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK based at Winfrith, Dorset and then describe the transition underway from traditional naval minehunting to assets deployed either remotely or autonomously. It will then go onto describe a new generation of sonar able to discriminate between mines and other seabed objects and discuss techniques to provide Automated Target Recognition. Conclusions will then be presented.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    16 October 2014 12:00 to 14:00
    South Downs College - Waterlooville - Waterlooville
    South Downs College - Waterlooville - Waterlooville Lunch Lecture: Topic TBC Guest Speaker: TBC
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
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