Welcome to the Western Region

The Region covers the five Areas listed below:

  1. Bath & Bristol
  2. Devon & Cornwall
  3. Devon & Somerset
  4. Gloucester
  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
    31 May 2019 09:30 to 16:30
    MBDA - Bristol
    Complete your IEng or CEng application with support from Institution staff, and have it practically ready to submit by the end of the day.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    04 June 2019 10:00 to 09 June 2019 17:00
    Cheltenham Town Hall - Cheltenham
    The IMechE are pleased to be in the Discovery Zone of this years Cheltenham Science Festival. The team of young engineers will engage the thousands of visitors, of all ages, in logical problem solving using programable Lego Mindstorm Robots. We will also be joined by Caroline Aliston of Technology for Fun for a design and make workshop on the Saturday. Do come and visit the festival and our stand I am sure that the event will amaze you.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    29 June 2019 09:00 to 30 June 2019 17:00
    Stapleford Miniature Railway
    Come be a part of The Railway Challenge 2019, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Railway Division). This event showcases the culmination of locomotive building skills, expertise, knowledge, and business acumen of 14 participating teams of undergraduates, graduates in work and apprentices from across the UK and overseas.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    29 June 2019 10:30 to 17:00
    Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam Railway - Cheltenham
    Summer social event. Train ride Cheltenham - Broadway return stopping at loco and C&W depots.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    18 July 2019 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    The talk will overview hydrogen and fuel cell technology and the types of systems available today and review real world fuel cell installations that Fuel Cell Systems Ltd has delivered, including everything from powering weather stations in the Arctic to MW systems to power buildings. FCSL have also been active within the burgeoning automotive sector and have delivered hydrogen refuelling solutions for Toyota, Hyundai and Suzuki. A demonstration portable fuel cell will be at the talk.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    09 October 2019 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    A talk on the topic of Autonomous Vehicles (more details will be added when available)
    Industry: Automobile
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