Past Events

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  • 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: Professional development event
    07 December 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Room 018, Babbage Building - Plymouth
    Free seminar given by Aro PR and Marketing who specialise in composites, science and engineering. The session will include a mix of theory, practical tips, worked problems and developing solutions to the marketing challenges facing participants.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    07 December 2016 18:30 to 21:30
    DEYA Brewing Company - Cheltenham
    Prospect of Fusion Energy, Christmas Lecture and Networking Event. (Joint event, please see poster for event supporters)
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Social event
    06 December 2016 17:30 to 20:30
    Bristol Blue Glass - Bristol
    Get in the Christmas spirit by blowing your own Christmas bauble out of the famous Bristol Blue Glass!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • 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
  • Fakes and Forgeries    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical lecture
    30 November 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Cranfield University (Shrivenham)
    An evening lecture on the science behind detecting "Fakes and Forgeries" by one of the country's leading forensic experts on the subject, Professor Andrew Shortland.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    23 November 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Devonport Lecture Theatre - Plymouth
    The Institute of Mechanical Engineers Devon and Cornwall Area Committee would like to invite you to a two fold CPD event. Firstly Samantha Ansell the STEM Manager for Education Business Partnership-South West will give a presentation on STEM. This will then be followed by a presentation about the IMechE from Alan King, our Area Business Development Executive. Finally there will be an opportunity to network following the event.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 November 2016 19:00 to 21:30
    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
    This talk will examine aspects of one of the of the largest engineering projects in the UK - the Network Rail electrification one of Britains' oldest and busiest railways.
    Industry: Railway
  • Clifton Rocks Railway Tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    16 November 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel are pleased to announce a fantastic tour of the Clifton Rocks Railway!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    16 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 visit
    16 November 2016 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: Careers & education
    16 November 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Building Q, Room 2Q42 - Bristol
    IMechE is looking for members to run a fun engineering activity in primary schools to enthuse the next generation. Volunteers will design, build and test their own fan boat and learn how to conduct the activity in class. Class packs sponsored by HQ will be available to take away.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    16 November 2016 14:00 to 16:00
    Building Q, Room 2Q42 - Bristol
    IMechE is looking for members to run a fun engineering activity in primary schools to enthuse the next generation. Volunteers will design, build and test their own fan boat and learn how to conduct the activity in class. Class packs sponsored by HQ will be available to take away.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 November 2016 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: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 November 2016 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: Talk or debate
    07 November 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    Exchange Building - Cornwall
    We will be engaging with experts from across the region to come together and share their expertise on the different technologies and industries. This opportunity will engage the audience with a chance for a healthy debate on a topic which can divide opinions.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 November 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Four 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: Technical visit
    02 November 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel are pleased to announce a fantastic tour of the Clifton Rocks Railway!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    27 October 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
    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
    25 October 2016 18:00 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. Click on event title for more information and details of how to get to the University.
    Industry: Railway
  • 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
    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
    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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Competition event
    25 September 2016 07:30 to 17:00
    Castle Combe Circuit - Chippenham
    Dear members, this is a call for scrutineers and general volunteers to support this established schools engineering project for a day of racing electric cars at Castle Combe. This is a great way to encourage pupils to consider a career in engineering and a good day out. IMechE members have supported this event for many years. Booking via the Greenpower website
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    22 September 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: Technical visit
    22 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: Talk or debate
    21 September 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    A scale solution ready to deploy. Tidal Lagoons represent a new asset class in Hydro Energy, offering a new application for proven marine hydro technology and renewable energy at nuclear scale.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 September 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    The presentation will review the development of braking technology from 1960’s to the present day and then hypothesise what the future systems will look like.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 September 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: Social event
    11 September 2016 10:00 to 17:00
    Commercial Wharf - PLYMOUTH
    Build a boat out of nothing but a few sheets of cardboard and some sticky tape, then sail it around our course in Plymouth harbour!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    17 August 2016 19:39 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
    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
    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: Professional development event
    29 July 2016 09:30 to 15:30
    BAWA - Bristol
    All Engineers, who satisfy the academic and competence requirements, are not on MPDS and who wish to make an application for Professional Registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer should attend this workshop.
    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: Competition event
    16 July 2016 12:00 to 13:00
    Benjamin Perry Pontoon - 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: 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: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 July 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: 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: Technical lecture
    16 June 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Room 1 N05 - Bristol
    The lecture will highlight the current activities and future research areas in the National Composites Centre designed to deliver the National Composites Strategy
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    15 June 2016 10:10 to 12:30
    Honda Of The UK Manufacturing Ltd - Swindon
    A chance to tour the manufacturing facility at Honda Of The UK Manufacturing, Swindon.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Visit to Godwin Pumps    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    14 June 2016 01:30 to 16:00
    Godwin Pumps - Gloucestershire
    An afternoon tour of the Godwin Pumps facility and presentation on the history and product range of the company. 13:30 to 16:00
    Industry: Fluid machinery
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 June 2016 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
  • Teachers as Engineers CPD    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Careers & education
    09 June 2016 16:00 to 18:00
    Cheltenham Town Hall - Cheltenham
    The event is aimed at Primary school Teachers, enabling them to deliver an exciting science curriculum with engineering content. Caroline Alliston is to lead the practical event where teachers will learn how to construct models from readily accessible materials.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 June 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: Careers & education
    07 June 2016 16:00 to 18:30
    Cheltenham Town Hall - Cheltenham
    The IMechE The Big Ideas Paper is to be presented to Secondary School headmasters and heads of science. This networking opportunity includes a panel discussion led by Peter Finegold the Education Theme lead from HQ IMechE.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    07 June 2016 10:00 to 12 June 2016 17:00
    Cheltenham Town Hall - Cheltenham
    Come to the Cheltenham Science Festival and visit the IMechE stand in the Discovery Zone promoting engineering as a career of first choice. A great day out with a full programme of events to be found at www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science Booking via IMechE is not required. Events should be booked via the festival box office
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    07 June 2016 09:45 to 11 May 2016 15:15
    St Andrews Church - Cheltenham
    Workshop as part of Secondary Schools Programme within the Cheltenham Science Festival. Graduates and Apprentices introduce KS3 pupils to the challenges of engineering support required to sustain human life on Mars
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    01 June 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Alverton Hotel - Truro
    The start of a new and exciting Cornwall Committee for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The event will be held at the Alverton Hotel with a guest speaker from Bristow Group who specailse in State of the Art Search and Rescue. There will be a FREE hot buffet and Cream Teas provided after the presentation Afterwards, enjoy a casual drink with our speakers, do a spot of casual networking, and find out more about the IMechE in Devon and Cornwall.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 May 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    University of West of England - Bristol
    Dr Steve Wright looks at how an aircraft’s avionics and their associated sensor/actuator systems can fail (and they do fail), and how these systems are designed to be resilient to these failures in hardware, software and architecture. The talk will include practical examples from aircraft industry history and Steve’s own experience.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    18 May 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    12 May 2016 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    In his presentation Ken Grubb (KGAL Consulting Engineers) will review a number of large gates and barriers that have been designed and constructed in the last four years. Schemes range from the Hull Tidal Surge Barrier refurbishment, large rising sector gates and floating sector gates in South Korea through to the Xayaburi dam across the Mekong River in Laos.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 May 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    Come and join us for a presentation from Durapipe - an innovative UK manufacturer specialising in plastic pipework. This talk will cover all aspects of pipework and pipe systems; from pump efficiencies to chemical resistance and system design. There will also be a working model system and free tea & coffee. 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: Fluid machinery
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 May 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: Talk or debate
    11 May 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - St Peter Port, Guernsey
    In his presentation Ken Grubb (KGAL Consulting Engineers) will review a number of large gates and barriers that have been designed and constructed in the last four years. Schemes range from the Hull Tidal Surge Barrier refurbishment, large rising sector gates and floating sector gates in South Korea through to the Xayaburi dam across the Mekong River in Laos.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    11 May 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Almost 60 years that have elapsed since the Windscale accident, the UK's Nuclear Emergency Planning has undergone continuous development, most recently following the experience from the 2011 Fukushima accident.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Wessex Water Technical Visit    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    10 May 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Wessex Water - Bristol
    An insightful technical visit to Wessex Water's waste water processing plant in Avonmouth.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    05 May 2016 14:00 to 16:00
    Malaby Biogas - Warminster
    A technical visit to Malaby Biogas' Biodigester in Warminster, Wiltshire. This award winning anaerobic digestion facility diverts food waste from landfill, in order to provide waste disposal and energy generation. Guests welcome.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    28 April 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    An explanation of the current problem with emissions testing and how it can be fixed.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 April 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    The Annual General Meeting of the South Western Centre of the Railway Division of the I Mech E. This is followed by a presentation on the strategy for the rolling stock for the GWR west of England route.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 April 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    Tidal Lagoons represent a new asset class in Hydro Energy, offering a new application for proven marine hydro technology and renewable energy at nuclear scale. Tidal Lagoon Power’s first project - Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay which received planning consent in June 2015 - establishes a scalable blueprint for this new industry.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    20 April 2016 19:30 to 20:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 April 2016 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: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 April 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: Technical lecture
    13 April 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Market factors have significantly changed the commercial feasibility for CCGTs and changed how they are rewarded in the market. This presentation will cover the following areas: • Changes to electricity market that CCGTs have responded to • How this has affected the operating profile of CCGTs • The technical challenges the new operating profile presents • Opportunities to remain competitive in the current market and future via plant modification
    Industry: Energy transfer & thermofluid mechanics
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 April 2016 19:00 to 19:30
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Gloucester Area 2016 AGM. All members welcome. Should you wish to add an item to the agenda or wish to join the committee please email John Clarke - Hon. Secretary Gloucester Area via the enclosed link.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Clifton Rocks Railway Tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    13 April 2016 18:00 to 22:00
    Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel are pleased to announce a fantastic tour of the Clifton Rocks Railway!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 April 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    UTC Swindon
    This presentation will give an overview of the development completed to date to prove ETCS capabilities and system performance. It will present the challenges faced and the lessons learnt from the ETCS National Integration Facility approach, and what lies ahead as we progress towards the proposed date for this technology being implemented onto the Great Western.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    11 April 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The finalists of the Western Aerospace Centre 2016 Prize will present their work to senior members of the Western Region's aerospace industry and academia with the hope of taking first prize. Unfortunately the prixe event has had to be cancelled.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    24 March 2016 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    The success of the 2012 London Olympics was not only down to the athletes but also to a huge Engineering project involving stadiums and infrastructure. Brian Stratton of UK Power Networks will explain how this prestige project, which required much innovative thought and involved thousands of contractors was undertaken successfully in the required timescale. This achievement was recognised by the awards the team received from within the industry.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    23 March 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - St Peter Port, Guernsey
    The success of the 2012 London Olympics was not only down to the athletes but also to a huge Engineering project involving stadiums and infrastructure. Brian Stratton of UK Power Networks will explain how this prestige project, which required much innovative thought and involved thousands of contractors was undertaken successfully in the required timescale. This achievement was recognised by the awards the team received from within the industry.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    23 March 2016 17:00 to 20:00
    Cranfield University (Shrivenham)
    A choice of two technical lectures (Firearms or Body Armour) at the Defence Academy of the UK and the Swindon Area IMechE Annual General Meeting. This event is aimed at members of all grades.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    19 March 2016 10:00 to 11:30
    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 March 2016 18:30 to 22:00
    University of Plymouth - Plymouth
    'Present Around the World' is an opportunity for young people to gain more experience in giving presentations. It aims to boost their confidence and also give us the chance to support the next generation of STEM enthusiasts.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 March 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    Jet Age Museum - Gloucester
    From historical fighter jets to the future of space launcher. Join us for an evening of self-guided tour in the museum and learn about SKYLON - the reusable Spaceplane with Dr Robin Davies.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 March 2016 12:00 to 13:00
    University of Plymouth - Plymouth
    Alan King from IMechE HQ will be providing professional development advice for those seeking professional registration with the Engineering Council at all grades (EngTech / IEng / CEng). This session will take place in the J. Craigie Lecture Theatre in Roland Levinsky Building.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 March 2016 09:00 to 16:00
    Devonport Royal Dockyard
    Alan King from IMechE HQ will be providing professional development advice for those seeking professional registration with the Engineering Council at all grades (EngTech / IEng / CEng). In addition, he will offer advice and support for Members wishing to apply to become fellows. The sessions are between 09:00 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 16:00 13 x 20 min sessions available on a first come, first served basis.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    14 March 2016 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: Competition event
    11 March 2016 00:00 to 00:00
    *TBC
    Prize competition deadline is 11th March 2016.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 March 2016 19:30 to 21:30
    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: Technical visit
    02 March 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
    02 March 2016 14:00 to 17:00
    *TBC
    The visit will commence with introduction to the Air Station and provide an overview of the support infrastructure required to keep it operational. Following this a tour of the workshop facilities and airfield services both from a service perspective and those currently under contractual support. Dependent on time it may be possible to fit in a visit to a Squadron.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Social event
    25 February 2016 19:30 to 21:30
    The White Bear - Bristol
    Do you have a brain the size of a planet? Take on teams of other engineers in our challenging quiz to find out if you are the brainiest young engineer in the South West, or at least the smartest friends.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 February 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    Reading University, Palmer 1.09 Lecture Theatre - Reading
    The Crossrail project demonstrates that railway engineering is an innovative and growing area of activity. This talk focuses on Bombardier’s new Class 345 Trains which are to be introduced progressively, on routes crossing London between Reading and Heathrow in the West and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East, between 2017 and 2019.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Seminar
    25 February 2016 10:00 to 16:00
    Renishaw Innovation Centre, Renishaw plc, - Gloucestershire,
    Hear from industry experts and practitioners about the latest techniques and technology in manufacturing process control. Explore how you can apply these to your operations to maximise productivity and quality or gain new capability.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    23 February 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Bath
    Discover the engineering challenges of maintaining a steam locomotive to meet the tough requirements of today's main line, and learn about the features of the new P2 which will set it apart from the original locomotives and ensure that it turns heads wherever it goes. Non members welcome.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    18 February 2016 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: Talk or debate
    17 February 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    Delphi Diesel Systems - Gloucestershire
    This lecture will examine that process and efforts to maintain the relentless pace of launching new models and introducing innovative technologies for Jaguar Land Rover
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    11 February 2016 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    The presentation will discuss the status and engineering challenges associated with the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth which is due to enter service shortly along with the Fleet Air Arm's F-35B jet fighters. The F-35B is the Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) version of this fifth generation jet fighter which is going to provide a quantum leap in capability over previous fighters operated by the Royal Navy.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 February 2016 19:30 to 21:30
    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: Talk or debate
    10 February 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - St Peter Port, Guernsey
    The presentation will discuss the status and engineering challenges associated with the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth which is due to enter service shortly along with the Fleet Air Arm's F-35B jet fighters. The F-35B is the Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) version of this fifth generation jet fighter which is going to provide a quantum leap in capability over previous fighters operated by the Royal Navy.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    10 February 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    Alex Henshaw’s story started with his adventures in the Golden Age of Flying. As the youngest amateur he won the King’s Cup Air Race and then achieved the record solo flight from London to Cape Town and back in four and a half days with just a compass, a chronometer and a set of maps from the AA.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    10 February 2016 13:00 to 18:00
    BP Castrol Technology Centre - Reading, Berkshire
    A visit to Castrol’s UK headquarters and Global Technology Centre in Pangbourne, Reading, for a tour around their world-leading technical facilities and hear a selection of examples of how Castrol is pushing the boundaries in liquid engineering.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    01 February 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    The railway wagons specifically designed to carry the biomass product from the harbour to Drax power station were innovative and provided a challenge to the engineer to carry the biggest volume in a wagon within the notoriously confined British loading gauge. David Barney explains how the design was developed and the service problems that have been encountered with this unique fleet.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    28 January 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Technical Lecture on the work of engineers at the Royal United Hospital Bath to solve the challenges that young disabled children face
    Industry: Biomedical engineering
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    27 January 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Find the right route for you to professional registration with Jill Dwyer.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    21 January 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    Find out more about research into autonomous vehicles being carried out here in the West.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Social event
    14 January 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    Tikka Flame - Bristol
    Join us to celebrate a successful year and meet some like-minded engineers for a bit of networking and fun over a curry at the Tikka Flame near Millennium Square To help get the digestive juices flowing we will also be given a talk on Technology for Fun by the fantastic Caroline Alliston
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 January 2016 19:30 to 21:30
    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: Technical Lecture
    06 January 2016 17:15 to 20:00
    Davidson House - Reading
    Joint Event between Railway Division South West Centre and Permanent Way Institute. Andy Savage will look at the history of railway built heritage in the UK, the issues that led to the demolition of much of it, and how the RHT has contributed over the last 30 years to the retention and rehabilitation of what has survived.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    17 December 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    What is it like to be an engineer? What are engineers like? Join engineers Rhys Phillips and Jon Holt for this brand new show and find out how engineers are changing the world around you. See how engineering can be used to protect aeroplanes from lightning strike damage and assist someone in performing an escapology stunt!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 December 2015 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon - Swindon
    Family Evening organized by the Railway Division; partners welcome. "Hitachi Super Express Trains and Newton Aycliffe Factory" A lecture about the exciting new trains coming to the Great Western, and an update about the factory in England being constructed to build them. Followed by a hot buffet. More details to follow.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 December 2015 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Lecture about the exciting new trains coming to the Great Western, and an update about the factory in England being constructed to build them. Followed by a hot buffet. More details to follow.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    10 December 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    Find out more about the AeroMobil 3.0, the prototype flying car.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    10 December 2015 18:00 to 20:30
    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: Talk or debate
    10 December 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Alumni Auditorium, Forum, Exeter University - Exeter
    This talk is specifically aimed at Families with school children of any age and is aimed at making science fun and interesting to all.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 December 2015 19:30 to 22:00
    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: Technical Visit
    08 December 2015 18:00 to 21:00
    Bristol Blue Glass - Bristol
    Get in the Christmas spirit by blowing your own Christmas bauble out of the famous Bristol Blue Glass!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    02 December 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Discover the engineering challenges of maintaining a steam locomotive to meet the tough requirements of today's main line, and learn about the features of the new P2 which will set it apart from the original locomotives and ensure that it turns heads wherever it goes.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    02 December 2015 18:30 to 20:00
    University of West of England - Bristol
    Currently women make up less than 10% of the engineering sector, and with a large skills gap looming, and the additional need for a more diverse workforce, it has never been more important to encourage women to choose a career in engineering.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    02 December 2015 18:00 to 20:30
    Bristol Blue Glass - Bristol
    Get in the Christmas spirit by blowing your own Christmas bauble out of the famous Bristol Blue Glass!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    01 December 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    Climate change will cause our world to warm, more regular heat waves and greater intensity rainfalls all with profound uncertainty. So how do we build our cities and nations not only to be sustainable, but also resilient to unprecedented environmental challenges? The talk will be followed by a buffet and wine to celebrate the festive period.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    24 November 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Bath Uni - E-Lounge - Bath
    Want to know how to get noticed in the workplace? Want to discover what employers look for in a young engineer? Want to know how to professionally register with IMechE? Join us at the University of Bath for a workshop to develop your workplace skills and find out the best ways to get noticed in the workplace.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social Event
    19 November 2015 19:30 to 21:30
    Downstairs at The Brass Pig - Bristol
    Do you have a brain the size of a planet? Take on teams of other engineers in our challenging quiz to find out if you are the brainiest young engineer in the South West, or at least the smartest friends.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    18 November 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    18 November 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    What is Fracking and what does its application mean for local communities now and in the future?
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    12 November 2015 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: Technical Lecture
    12 November 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    A dual presentation from the supplier of the new train and the engineer planning for their use in service. More details to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 November 2015 19:30 to 22:00
    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: Talk
    04 November 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    An illustrated talk on the loss of the Titanic. Aimed at professional engineers, although a non-technical audience should have no problems to follow..
    Industry: Offshore engineering
  • Event Type: Talk
    04 November 2015 16:00 to 18:00
    University of Plymouth - Plymouth
    A talk by two Plymouth University Mechanical Engineering graduates giving an overview of their experiences as students and providing an insight into their employment at Jaguar Land Rover.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    04 November 2015 13:00 to 17:00
    University of Exeter (Room 004) - Exeter
    The event is aimed at all engineering students irrespective of discipline and is particularly relevant to those in their final year who intend to progress a professional engineering career. It is also relevant to anyone with or about to get qualifications who aspires to achieving professional engineering status.
    Industry: Management
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    28 October 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting - Date moved to 28/10/2015
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    28 October 2015 18:00 to 21:00
    *TBC
    Since 1974 Teignbridge Propellers have been designing and manufacturing high performance propellers and sterngear products at their Newton Abbot headquarters for the civil and defence marine markets. The visit will be conducted by the MD Mr David Duncan, and will include a look over the pattern shop where the shape of the blades is realised, and the foundry where aluminium bronze is cast.”
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    26 October 2015 18:30 to 21:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    ProjectZero: Designing, building and testing the AgustaWestland Project Zero, the world first all-electric tiltrotor technology demonstrator aircraft, in 6 months. Dr Wang conceived Project Zero, the world’s first all-electric tiltrotor technology demonstrator aircraft. With one goal of the project to inspire the next generation, a team of young engineers designed, built and tested the concept aircraft.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    26 October 2015 16:00 to 18:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Western Aerospace Centre Committee Meeting
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    22 October 2015 14:00 to 16:00
    Science Museum Library Swindon - SWINDON
    A visit to the Science Museum Library and Archives based at Wroughton near Swindon. This extension of the London facility holds a huge collection of books, archives, journals and engineering plans documenting the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine over the past 500 years.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    19 October 2015 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    The Independently Powered Electric Multiple-Unit (IPEMU) project is a battery-powered train that entered trial passenger service in Essex, in January 2015. James Ambrose managed the project for Network Rail and explains the trials and the lessons learned.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    14 October 2015 19:00 to 22:00
    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! Our October meeting will be a special meeting to brainstorm events for 2016. We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social Event
    14 October 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Battledown Brewery - Cheltenham
    UPDATED. 20 More spaces have become available book now! A tour of the Battledown Brewery, including the “Whats, whys and hows of brewing”, the history of the brewery and beer, some good food, beers to sample and your own Battledown pint glass to take away.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    14 October 2015 18:00 to 21:00
    Centrax Industries Limited - Newton Abbot
    The visit would start with refreshments and a short presentation on the company’s history and products followed by the tour of the 2 manufacturing areas and gas turbine test facilities. Depending on the size of the visiting party it is planned to split into 2 groups for the tours. Hopefully it will be possible to see a gas turbine start-up in the test area during the visit.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    14 October 2015 14:20 to 15:00
    Devonport Lecture Theatre - Plymouth
    Alan King from IMechE HQ will provide provide professional development advice for those seeking professional registration with the Engineering Council
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    13 October 2015 15:00 to 17:00
    Devonport Royal Dockyard
    Alan King from IMechE HQ will provide provide professional development advice for those seeking professional registration with the Engineering Council
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    08 October 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    The Hyde Park - 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
    07 October 2015 16:00 to 19:00
    Royal William Yard - PLYMOUTH
    An excellent opportunity to get a close-up view of one of Plymouth’s greatest landmarks: the 200 year-old Breakwater.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Seminar
    07 October 2015 00:00 to 18 October 2015 00:00
    *TBC
    Following a successful involvement last year the IMechE Devon and Somerset Committee is again supporting the Sidmouth Science Festival this year.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Wessex Water Technical Visit    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical Visit
    01 October 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Wessex Water - Bristol
    Please note that this event is now fully booked. An insightful technical visit to Wessex Water's waste water processing plant in Avonmouth.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    27 September 2015 07:30 to 17:00
    Castle Combe Circuit - Chippenham
    For more information and opportunities to volunteer, please see the Greenpower website: http://greenpower.co.uk/events/events/castle-combe-heat-2015
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    23 September 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    23 September 2015 18:30 to 20:30
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Following the very successful event: ‘Engineering for Fun - Inspiring the Next Generation’ in January. The Gloucester Area IMechE committee is running a similar event in September with a model building session, talk and book signing. Open to all, including children. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social Event
    19 September 2015 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
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    19 September 2015 10:00 to 17:00
    Commercial Wharf - PLYMOUTH
    Engineers Without Borders will show you how to make a water pump from common building materials and household waste! Why? Because in remote parts of the world, where mains water is not available, this simple device can make the difference between life and death by providing access to safe drinking water.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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