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: Technical lecture
    07 July 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    Imerys Par Moor Centre - Par
    Please join us for a technical lecture at Imerys Minerals in Par. Learn how mining has changed over the years and the technology advances.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 July 2016 18:30 to 19:30
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - 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: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    16 July 2016 12:00 to 13:00
    Bristol Harbour Festival - Bristol
    Following the "success" of last year's event, come and take part in the Bath and Bristol Young Member Panel's cardboard boat race at Bristol Harbour Festival! Alternatively, volunteer to support this event by helping young chidren build their own miniature boat.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    27 July 2016 17:00 to 20:00
    Great Western Society DIDCOT
    This year a summer social will be held at the Great Western Society for an evening visit to the Didcot Railway Centre. The centre will remain open after the public day to allow exclusive access to the exhibits as well as the steam demonstration line running especially for us. Entry is free, however pre-registration for this event is ESSENTIAL for each person attending. To do this please send an e-mail to m.james4@ntlworld.com by Wednesday 20th July. Limited places please book early.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    30 July 2016 10:30 to 17:00
    Crofton Beam Engines - Marlborough
    Come and enjoy the power and majesty of the Crofton Beam Engines during one of their Steaming Days with the Swindon Area of the IMechE, on this family day out to remember.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 August 2016 18:30 to 19:30
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - 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: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    11 September 2016 10:00 to 17:00
    Commercial Wharf - PLYMOUTH
    Build a boat out of nothing but a few bits of cardboard and some sticky tape, then sail it around a course in Plymouth harbour!
    Industry: Cross-sector
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