Current and Future Events

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  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    06 March 2018 19:00 to 19:20
    EDF Energy
    AGM - All welcome. The committee seeks new members and new ideas for events.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    06 March 2018 19:30 to 21:30
    EDF Energy
    The problem of plastic waste hit the headlines in 2017 and the story continues to unfold in 2018. What are the technical solutions to plastic waste, how can it be recycled?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    08 March 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    This is the 115th Engineering Heritage Award being awarded by the IMechE. Safran Landing Systems would like to invite the local IMechE membership and general public to this prestigious celebration at 18.00pm on Thursday, March 8. The unveiling will be performed by IMechE Representative, Mr John Wood, Chair of the Heritage Committee and Past President of the IMechE.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 March 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    Royal Western 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: Careers & education
    09 March 2018 00:00 to 18 March 2018 23:59
    *TBC
    Take part in the UK’s biggest celebration of science. How will you get involved?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    12 March 2018 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. If you would like to take part and submit a paper please contact m.james4@ntlworld.com
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 March 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Babbage Building - Lecture theatre 005 - Plymouth
    The IMechE Devon and Cornwall area committee would like to invite you for an exciting evening lecture on Synthetic Biology and Bio-Nanomechanics, in particular Engineering and Design with Biology. There will be a networking opportunity after this event and potentially some examples of things that have been developed using synthetic biology.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    15 March 2018 19:00 to 21:00
    Centek Limited - Newton Abbot
    Centek is based in Newton Abbot, Devon, where it designs, manufactures and tests equipment for the Oil and Gas industry. Their main focus is the manufacture and development of bow spring Centralisers that are used to retain steel casing pipes centrally within the drilled bore hole of both on-shore and off-shore rigs.The production facilities in the UK (and its sister plant in the US) are run using lean manufacturing principles and with an unwavering focus on repeatability.
    Industry: Coal / Oil / Gas
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    18 March 2018 13:00 to 16:00
    Aerospace Bristol - Bristol
    Join this guided tour to Aerospace Bristol for your chance to travel through the decades of Bristol’s aviation. Your journey takes you from the beginnings of the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company in 1910 all the way through to the modern day, where you will explore cutting-edge technology, and look ahead to an exciting future, discovering how the next generation of engineers will continue to push aerospace technology to new heights and reach for the stars.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    20 March 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Graphene - Joint Lecture with RAeS (Event Details Tentative, Awaiting Confirmation)
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 April 2018 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    AGM of the Railway Division South Western centre followed by presentation on the engineering and commercial challenges of life extension of existing rolling stock
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    18 April 2018 12:00 to 14:00
    Severn Trent Water Ltd - CHELTENHAM
    See event description for full details...
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    25 April 2018 17:45 to 19:45
    Product Assessment & Reliability Centre LTD - Bideford
    The IMechE Devon and Cornwall area committee would like to welcome you to a facility tour of Product Assessment and Reliability Centre (PARC) LTD based in Bideford, North Devon. This visit will be two fold whereby we will have a presentation about PARC, followed by a tour of the facility and subject to current workload there may be a short demonstration.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    30 April 2018 18:30 to 21:00
    Room 004 - Exeter
    The Bloodhound Story and the importance of inspiration for global education.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    16 May 2018 18:00 to 19:30
    EDF Energy
    Details to be added later...
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    17 May 2018 10:00 to 14:00
    Reading Depot
    Daytime visit to brand new wheel lathe installed in the existing Reading depot, pre-booking ESSENTIAL Please register on this website
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    05 June 2018 00:00 to 10 June 2018 23:59
    *TBC
    Cheltenham Science Festival - Exhibitions, Talks, Practical Events. How will you get involved?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    23 June 2018 00:00 to 23:59
    *TBC
    Take part in the International Women in Engineering Day 2018. How will you get involved?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    11 July 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Remap custom-makes equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives. Find out more about the successful work of Remap and how to get involved.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    25 July 2018 17:00 to 20:00
    Great Western Society DIDCOT
    Traditional summer event, with an evening event on site exclusively for Railway Division. Visit includes a buffet tea, pre-booking ESSENTIAL Please register on this website
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    14 November 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Full details to follow... Joint with IET?
    Industry: Railway
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