Current and Future Events

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  • Event Type: Technical visit
    28 September 2016 18:15 to 21:00
    BLOODHOUND SSC Unit 3 - Bristol
    Enjoy a guided tour of the workshop, see the Bloodhound up close and receive full briefing on the BLOODHOUND Project.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    29 September 2016 16:45 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 area's of a visiting cruise ship!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 October 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Swindon College - Swindon
    Joint event with IET Swindon. The biggest upgrade to Brunel's railway, the electrification of the Great Western Mainline includes new technologies in OLE, Distribution and Construction, and the challenges and interfaces that any major programme faces. PLEASE NOTE EVENT LOCATION IS SWINDON COLLEGE
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 October 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    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
    13 October 2016 18:00 to 18:00
    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 visit
    13 October 2016 18:15 to 21:00
    BLOODHOUND SSC Unit 3 - Bristol
    Enjoy a guided tour of the workshop, see the Bloodhound up close and receive full briefing on the BLOODHOUND Project.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    15 October 2016 00:00 to 00:00
    Cellar Bar - SIDMOUTH
    Autonomy in the context of a car implies that the decisions taken by the embedded software in the car’s control system will be sufficiently intelligent to recognise events on the road, which we, as drivers, may deal with out of experience, intuition or anticipation. Designers of autonomous cars still have a lot of work to do. This talk will take place on 15/10/16 NOT 16/09/16 as originally advertised
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 October 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Pugsley Lecture Theatre - Bristol
    2016 Prestige Lecture
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 October 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Additive Manufacturing: Revolutionising Aviation Manufacture and Design Additive Manufacturing (AM) is changing the face of aircraft design and GKN Aerospace is at the forefront of transforming the technology from theory to flying parts. Whereas conventional manufacturing approaches typically form a component by removing material, AM builds parts layer by layer. This enables previously impossible designs to be made and increases control of material molecular structure.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    19 October 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Harrison Building - Exeter
    The presentation will provide an overview of helicopter rotor blade construction evolution from the first days of rotary wing flight up to present day, and review possible future technologies
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 October 2016 17:00 to 20:00
    Garden Court (Building 40), UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON - Southampton
    New railway division chairman Richard East gives his chairman’s address which will illustrate how engineers can contribute to a successful railway industry of the future
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 October 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Bath
    Elastomers, metals and plastics combine complimentary properties to give extremely useful products that deliver a wide range of functions in a diverse variety of applications. The talk will illustrate, with specific examples, the unique properties of rubbers combined with engineering principals, in ingenious and sophisticated ways in a diverse range of products.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 November 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Engineers who were/are involved in this iconic British engineering masterpiece present their view on the past present and future of the HST
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    07 November 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Powering Devon & Cornwall's Future ** Event details coming soon for our planned big energy debate**
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 November 2016 18:00 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: Careers & education
    16 November 2016 14:00 to 16:00
    Building Q, Room 2Q24 - Bristol
    Caroline Alliston is to run a focused training session for a small number of STEM ambassadors, with confirmed links to schools, including a take away class pack to build fan boats This initiative is sponsored by HQ IMechE
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    16 November 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Building Q, Room 2Q24 - Bristol
    Caroline Alliston is to run a focused training session for a small number of STEM ambassadors, with confirmed links to schools, including a take away class pack to build fan boats This initiative is sponsored by HQ IMechE
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    19 November 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    The P2SLC will build the 7th member of the Gresley P2 class steam locomotives, No. 2007, Prince of Wales. The project will demonstrate how the most powerful class of express passenger steam locomotives to operate in the UK can be fully realised. It will use modern computer design and modelling techniques to enable it to deliver its true potential hauling passenger trains at high speed across the national network.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 December 2016 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Cliff Perry presents his take on a safe railway and how it is achieved, suitable for all - with audience participation quizzes. Followed by complementary hot buffet
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    08 December 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    The Forum Lecture Theatre - Exeter
    Paraphrasing that famous line from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Research Engineer and science broadcaster Rhys Phillips will look at the phenomenon of lightning in a light hearted and informative talk suitable for the whole family.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    04 January 2017 17:00 to 20:00
    Davidson House - Reading
    Joint event with PWI The designer of track for HS2 explains this exciting new British engineering project
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 February 2017 00:00 to 17 February 2017 00:00
    Cardiff University School of Engineering - Cardiff
    Network Rail explain the problems and innovative solutions for integrating modern technology into Victorian infrastructure More details, including actual date, to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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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