Welcome to the Western Region

The Region covers the five Areas listed below:

  1. Bath & Bristol
  2. Devon and Cornwall
  3. Gloucester
  4. Somerset
  5. Swindon

In addition there is a Young Member Panel centred around Bristol. There are also three Divisional Centres for those with specialist interests in the Aerospace, Automobile and Railway industries.

  • Western Young Members (Bristol)
  • Aeronautical
  • Automobile
  • Railway
Information about events and contacts for each Area or Panel is provided in their respective pages.

The overall programme for the Region aims to provide a mixture of learned society activities including prestige lectures, talks on popular subjects, visits to industrial organisations, aspects of Continuing Professional Development, student prizes and social functions.

Details of the programme, typically comprising around 90 events organised by the Region, Areas, Young Member Panel and Divisional Centres, are printed on a single card, which is sent to all our members during September each year via an insert in Professional Engineering.

Ian Parsons - Western Chair
Mike Moseley - Treasurer

Western Region Facebook Page

 

 

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    27 April 2015 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    The Annual General Meeting of the South Western Centre of the Railway Division of the I Mech E. This is followed by a presentation on the strategy for procuring rolling stock for the outer London commuter services in the Thames Valley after it is electrified.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    02 May 2015 00:00 to 00:00
    *TBC
    Visit to Bristol Air Traffic Control Centre at Bristol Airport
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    05 May 2015 14:00 to 16:30
    Plymouth University Roland Levinsky Building - Plymouth
    The MPDS Mentor Training event is to provide support to experienced professional Engineers who are acting as mentors to recently qualified Engineers. It will be provided by our Regional Business Development Manager, Alan King.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    05 May 2015 18:30 to 20:30
    The Hyde Park - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    12 May 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    UTC Swindon
    JOINT EVENT WITH IET After the electrification of the Great Western Mainline from London to Bristol and Swansea what is the maintenance regime already planned to keep the service running?
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: AGM
    13 May 2015 19:00 to 22:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Bath and Bristol Young Members Annual General Meeting. Voting for this year's committee places will take place. Anyone can join the committee as an ordinary member or apply for the named positions, or just come along to meet us and for some food and drink afterwards.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    13 May 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    The talk will begin with an overview of the products that Corin manufacture and the medical needs that they satisfy. It will describe the full product lifecycle of a medical device from market need to implantation and beyond to clinical follow up.
    Industry: Medical Engineering
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    20 May 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Seminar
    10 June 2015 00:00 to 23:00
    *TBC
    Early booking discount available Book your place by Friday 20 March and save 15% This unique seminar will offer examples of failures on existing plant and solutions implemented, latest activities on justifying plant life extensions, methods being used for predictive maintenance and condition monitoring, relevant design codes for new plant such as RCCM, ASME and Quality Assurance protocols for new plant.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 June 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    The Hyde Park - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    17 June 2015 19:00 to 22:00
    Holiday Inn Express, Taunton - Taunton
    Please join us on 17 June at 7pm for an IMechE Devon and Somerset Members’ Evening. The meeting will include: • A presentation on the new Supercat Lifeboat Launch and Recovery System (speaker TBA) • A presentation given by Richard Guy and Alan King from IMechE HQ on the Institution’s projects and services for members • An open discussion about the IMechE Devon and Somerset Area’s plans and ambitions
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 July 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    The Hyde Park - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 August 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    The Hyde Park - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    10 September 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    The Hyde Park - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Annual Dinner
    18 September 2015 18:30 to 23:30
    ss Great Britain - Bristol
    Join the Bath & Bristol Young Members' Panel, along with other engineers aboard Brunel's legendary ss Great Britain for this black-tie celebratory dinner and networking event!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    23 September 2015 18:30 to 20:30
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Following the very successful event: ‘Engineering for Fun - Inspiring the Next Generation’ in January. The Gloucester Area IMechE committee is very pleased to announce that we will be running a similar event in September with a model building session, talk and book signing. More details to follow…
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    08 October 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    The Hyde Park - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    12 November 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    The Hyde Park - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    10 December 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    The Hyde Park - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
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