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: Technical visit
    25 January 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    British Ceramic Tile LTD - Newton Abbot
    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Devon & Cornwall Area Committee would like to invite you to a technical visit of the British Ceramic Tile Factory based in Heathfield, Newton Abbot. The tour is scheduled to take 1.5 - 2 hours. Please arrive for 16:45 on the day for a prompt 17:00 start.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Competition event
    31 January 2017 22:00 to 23:00
    *TBC
    Western Aerospace Centre 2017 Prize Prize competition deadline is 31st January 2017. Paper presentation evening is planned for April 2017.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 February 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    *TBC
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 February 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    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: Technical lecture
    13 February 2017 17:00 to 20:00
    Cardiff University School of Engineering - Cardiff
    Anthea Dolman-Gair of Network Rail, explains the problems and innovative solutions for integrating modern technology into Victorian infrastructure.
    Industry: Railway
  • Energy from Waste Facility tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    22 February 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Devonport Energy from Waste Facility - Plymouth
    Join the IMechE Devon and Cornwall Committee for an in depth tour of the new Energy from Waste plant located in Devonport, Plymouth. The visit will be two fold, a presentation about how the plant operates followed by a tour of the facility.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    22 February 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    Highways England introduced mandatory variable speed limits on the M25 in 1995 between J10 and J11 to improve traffic flow. Since then the technology has been refined and variable speed settings are now widely used across the motorway network to improve safety and increase traffic flow
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    28 February 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 1N05 - Bristol
    Find the right route for you to professional registration, at all levels, with Alan King Business Develop Manager.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 March 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    The West Gate Pub - Bath
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 March 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    Our Annual General Meeting, at which we will hold elections for officers of the committee. Details of the elections can be found on our "Committee" pages.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    20 March 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    One of the highlights of the year; Young Engineers (typically with less than 10 years experience) will present their papers, in competition with each other.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 April 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    Engineer Graham Nicholas explains the developments of this exciting project to resurrect a brand new steam locomotive based on Sir Nigel Gresley’s original design
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    17 April 2017 00:00 to 00:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The finalists of the Western Aerospace Centre 2017 Prize will present their work to senior members of the Western Region's aerospace industry and academia with the hope of taking first prize. Please note that the final presentation date is TO BE CONFIRMED.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 May 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    AGM of the Railway Division South Western centre followed by presentation on the future new rolling stock for the new north of England franchise
    Industry: Railway
  • Stoke Gifford IEP Depot    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    05 June 2017 00:00 to 09 June 2017 23:00
    Hitachi Stoke Gifford Depot - Bristol
    Visit to brand new depot, pre-booking ESSENTIAL More details - including actual date - to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    07 August 2017 00:00 to 11 August 2017 00:00
    Great Western Society DIDCOT
    Traditional summer visit and steam train rides, pre-booking ESSENTIAL More details - including actual date - to follow
    Industry: Railway
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