Current and Future Events

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  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    20 September 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - Guernsey
    Colin Froude (Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force Retd) will talk about the challenges associated with testing large aircraft. Drawing on his flying experience, Colin will describe the origins of the Heavy Aircraft Test and Evaluation Squadron which is based at Boscombe Down. Colin will also discuss the Squadron’s roles which include testing modifications, R&D work and Met Research Flights.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    21 September 2017 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    Colin Froude (Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force Retd) will talk about the challenges associated with testing large aircraft. Drawing on his flying experience, Colin will describe the origins of the Heavy Aircraft Test and Evaluation Squadron which is based at Boscombe Down. Colin will also discuss the Squadron’s roles which include testing modifications, R&D work and Met Research Flights.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    27 September 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Room A - TAunton
    The introduction of Digital Railway presents an unparalleled opportunity to develop innovative approaches to the use of technology for both the management and delivery of Britan's Railways.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    02 October 2017 19:00 to 20:30
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    Tim’s lecture “Future Wing Development” will cover the Airbus business today, challenges going forward and Wing Technology development activities. Followed by buffet food and networking opportunities.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    04 October 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    UWE - Room 2Q42 - Bristol
    Want to enthuse children about engineering but not sure how to go about it? Come and find out how some fun, engaging design and build projects can be used to inspire the next generation.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    04 October 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    UWE - Room 2Q42 - Bristol
    Want to enthuse children about engineering but not sure how to go about it? Come and find out how some fun, engaging design and build projects can be used to inspire the next generation.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Brittany Ferry Tours    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Professional development event
    05 October 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Brittany Ferries - Plymouth
    An exciting opportunity to see behind the scenes at Brittany Ferries Plymouth Ferry Port, the tour will be led by the knowledgeable and experienced Port Operations Manager Steve Lawrie, who will take us around the behind the scenes areas of a visiting cruise ship! We are limited to 15 spaces for this event but we will take reserve bookings, please use the contact details below to book a reserve slot.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    05 October 2017 19:00 to 21:00
    Harrison Building - Exeter
    The Bloodhound Story and the importance of inspiration for global education.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 October 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Swindon College - Swindon
    JOINT EVENT WITH IET Andrew Lawrence will introduce will introduce formal methods and describe how they are applied to automatically check the correctness of real world train control systems
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 October 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 October 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 October 2017 00:00 to 25 October 2017 00:00
    *TBC
    Safety culture requires an atmosphere in which individuals are not unduly punished or blamed for their mistakes. This is an ideal which is difficult to achieve in practice; when things really do go wrong, people’s reaction is often to protect themselves by pointing the finger of blame at others.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    23 October 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    New railway division chairman Richard McClean gives his chairman's address which will consider the appropriate role of engineering and engineers in contributing to the future railway industry in a complex and changing world
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    02 November 2017 19:00 to 21:00
    Leonardo Works - Yeovil
    The talk will cover the basic concepts and attraction of fusion as an energy source. It will go on to review the activities at the UKAEA at developing fusion as a technology, including the Joint European Torus.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 November 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 November 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    University of West of England - Bristol
    Lecture by Andy Penrose explaining the exciting new Hitachi IET and the plans for its mobilisation. There will be a Careers Fair before the lecture, commencing at 17.00. Following the lecture there will be complementary beer and pizza for attendees.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    11 December 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Alan Bielby introduces the local preserved railway, explains their problems and solutions and plans for the future. Followed by complementary hot buffet
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 December 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    03 January 2018 17:15 to 19:00
    Davidson House - Reading
    Cliff Perry reprises his personal perspective of the performance of the UK railway, presented in his inimitable manner. Joint event with PWI Thames Valley
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    18 January 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
    Joint Event with IET, Full details to be announced later...
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Competition event
    31 January 2018 00:00 to 00:00
    Online Submission
    Western Aerospace Centre 2017 Prize. Prize competition deadline is 31st January 2018. Paper presentation evening is planned for April 2018.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 February 2018 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Joint event with IET. Robert Phillpotts from TE Connectivity explains the ‘mystery’ of what goes on between the pantograph and the traction transformer, how the equipment has evolved and the latest innovations being applied to this aspect of train design.
    Industry: Railway
  • 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
    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
    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: 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
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