Welcome to the Western Region

The Region covers the five Areas listed below:

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

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

  • Western Young Members (Bristol)
  • Devon & Cornwall Young Members
  • 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 Panels 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: Technical Lecture
    28 April 2014 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    Our AGM with election of the Chairman and members of the committee. This is followed by a presentation which will give an overview of the project to introduce a UK variant of the Vossloh EuroLight locomotive into the UK. Finally, the presentation will give a brief resume of current project progress along with future development opportunities for the Vossloh UK Light locomotive platform.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    29 April 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Visitor Centre - Bridgwater
    The processing of nuclear fuel from flask skips from the ponds into the flasks all the way to delivery in Sellafield. This presentation will include an overview of the process highlighting the main milestones in the process. It will also include information about tests and event that have been carried out to ensure nuclear safety.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    08 May 2014 18:30 to 20:00
    Room 117 - Plymouth
    Stuart Herbert, Wave Hub Commercial Director, will describe the aims and history of Wave Hub Project and will provide an overview of technical aspects and recent developments.
    Industry: Renewable power
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    15 May 2014 16:00 to 18:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Western Aerospace Centre Committee Meeting
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    15 May 2014 18:30 to 21:30
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The finalists of the Western Aerospace Centre 2014 Prize will present their work to senior members of the Western Region's aerospace industry and academia with the hope of taking first prize.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    21 May 2014 16:00 to 18:00
    *TBC
    Technical visit to First Great Western's brand new depot at Reading. Numbers are limited, and pre-registration is essential. Please contact mick.james@rssb.co.uk to book your place.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Debate
    21 May 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
    Engineers' Question Time
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    22 May 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Lecture room XF1 - Exeter
    By 2075, the United Nations’ mid-range projection for global population growth predicts that human numbers will peak at about 9.5 billion people. This means that there could be an extra three billion mouths to feed by the end of the century, a period in which substantial changes are anticipated in the wealth, calorific intake and dietary preferences of people in developing countries across the world.
    Industry: Food Engineering
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    30 May 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    Bath University - Bath
    As well as being a great opportunity to develop your presenting skills, and to network with those from the engineering profession, prize money is available to the winner and runner up in the area. As the event is being held over two heats in the area, the winner and runner up will be notified once both events have taken place. Please note dates and times are to be confirmed closer to the date. Room subject to change.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    30 May 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    As well as being a great opportunity to develop your presenting skills, and to network with those from the engineering profession, prize money is available to the winner and runner up in the area. As the event is being held over two heats in the area, the winner and runner up will be notified once both events have taken place. Please note dates and times are to be confirmed at a later date. Room subject to change.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 October 2014 16:00 to 18:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Western Aerospace Centre Committee Meeting
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    13 October 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    Whilst the title is to be decided, Colin will talk of the future of aircraft propulsion.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Talk
    12 November 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    *TBC
    Tidal Lagoon Power
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
Page 1 of 1

Volunteer Resource Centre

VRC 

Information, toolkits, templates, best practice, presentations, and event ideas for Volunteer Members.

Discover how the VRC can help you


© 2011 Institution of Mechanical Engineers. IMechE is a registered charity in England and Wales number 206882