Past Events

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  • 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
    14 March 2016 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. Please click event title for more information. This year's presentations are: Julianna Moats "The railway as a regenerator - an old London idea for a new London" Kelvin Lam "Failures of pantographs - features and fatigue" John Batty "The electrification of Reading train care depot"
    Industry: Railway
  • 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
    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
    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: Technical Lecture
    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: Talk
    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
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    19 September 2015 10:00 to 17:00
    Commercial Wharf - PLYMOUTH
    Nature knows best! Staff and STEM Ambassadors from the National Marine Aquarium will demonstrate how some marine organisms have mastered the laws of physics to survive.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Life in a Nuclear Submarine    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Talk
    16 September 2015 17:30 to 19:30
    Cranfield University (Shrivenham)
    Nuclear submarines have the qualities of stealth, endurance and flexibility that afford them an unparalleled freedom to operate worldwide and “Life in a Nuclear Submarine” is a not too- serious view of what life is like for the ship’s company in some of the UK’s most powerful weapons.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    10 September 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: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    10 September 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    University of Plymouth - Plymouth
    STEM Ambassador Workshop: learn how to deliver a primary school science lesson to Key Stage 2 & 3 children and receive all the materials you need to do it
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    10 September 2015 14:00 to 16:00
    National Marine Aquarium - PLYMOUTH
    STEM Ambassador Workshop: learn how to deliver a primary school science lesson to Key Stage 2 & 3 children and receive all the materials you need to do it
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 September 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: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    08 September 2015 09:00 to 16:00
    *TBC
    *** NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC *** The Devon and Cornwall Area Committee is supporting UTC Plymouth 'Build A Race Car' Day
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    07 September 2015 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    This year's Railway Division chairman is a familiar face to the South West Centre, having been our chairman for the past three years. Chris Kinchin-Smith's talk will examine why as the railway continues to see challenges with transformation and capacity, it is key to understand the opportunities and challenges presented by growth.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 August 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: Committee Meeting
    12 August 2015 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
    29 July 2015 17:45 to 21:00
    Plymouth Breakwater - Plymouth
    Please join us for this 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: Technical Lecture
    23 July 2015 17:30 to 19:30
    Cranfield University (Shrivenham)
    In 1912 there occurred a shipping disaster of such proportions that we are still talking and speculating about it over one hundred years later. This talk covers the circumstances that led to TITANIC’s creation, her collision, and her eventual loss, with particular emphasis on engineering and the role that engineers played in her short life - dispelling many of the popular myths that surround this tragedy.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    18 July 2015 12:00 to 14:00
    Bristol Harbour Festival - 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: Professional Development Event
    14 July 2015 17:00 to 19:00
    University of Plymouth - Plymouth
    Alan King, of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) will be in Plymouth on Tuesday 14th July and is giving a talk on Professional Registration at Plymouth University at 17:00, with informal Q&A afterwards.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    08 July 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: Committee Meeting
    07 July 2015 18:30 to 20:00
    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: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    20 June 2015 00:00 to 00:00
    RNAS Merryfield - Ilton
    For more information and opportunities to volunteer, please see the Greenpower website: http://www.greenpower.co.uk/events/events/merryfield-heat-2015
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    17 June 2015 19:00 to 22:00
    Holiday Inn Express, Taunton - Taunton
    Please join us on 17 June at 7pm for an IMechE Devon and Somerset Members’ Evening. The meeting will include: • A presentation on the new Supercat Lifeboat Launch and Recovery System (speaker TBA) • A presentation given by Richard Guy and Alan King from IMechE HQ on the Institution’s projects and services for members • An open discussion about the IMechE Devon and Somerset Area’s plans and ambitions
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    16 June 2015 18:30 to 21:00
    Will you owe your life to electronics?
    Industry: Biomedical engineering
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    14 June 2015 07:00 to 15 June 2015 20:30
    Bristol Bus Station - Bristol
    ****This event is now cancelled**** Join the Bath and Bristol Young Members’ Panel for this incredible two day trip! We will visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester, have a networking night with the Manchester Young Members and spend a day at Alton Towers. ****This event is now cancelled****
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 June 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: Committee Meeting
    10 June 2015 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: Seminar
    10 June 2015 00:00 to 23:00
    *TBC
    Early booking discount available Book your place by Friday 20 March and save 15% This unique seminar will offer examples of failures on existing plant and solutions implemented, latest activities on justifying plant life extensions, methods being used for predictive maintenance and condition monitoring, relevant design codes for new plant such as RCCM, ASME and Quality Assurance protocols for new plant.
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Social Event
    03 June 2015 19:30 to 22:00
    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
    20 May 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: AGM
    13 May 2015 19:00 to 22:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Bath and Bristol Young Members Annual General Meeting. Voting for this year's committee places will take place. Anyone can join the committee as an ordinary member or apply for the named positions, or just come along to meet us and for some food and drink afterwards.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    13 May 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    We are sorry to announce that the lecture for the 13th of May 2015 - Responsible Innovation for Orthopaedic Medical Devices has had to be cancelled due to Paul Blanchard, the lecturer, being called away at short notice on business. Please accept our sincere apologies and we hope to re-schedule this event in the near future. Kind regards, Gloucester Area Committee.
    Industry: Biomedical engineering
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    12 May 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    UTC Swindon
    JOINT EVENT WITH IET After the electrification of the Great Western Mainline from London to Bristol and Swansea what is the maintenance regime already planned to keep the service running?
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    06 May 2015 18:30 to 21:00
    Blackhill Engineering Services Ltd. - Exeter
    At this site Supacat are manufacturing the Launch and Recovery units for the RNLI’s new class of Shannon lifeboats. Fabrication and machining of the larger sections of these units is also carried out at this facility.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    05 May 2015 18:30 to 20:30
    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: Professional Development Event
    05 May 2015 14:00 to 16:30
    Plymouth University Roland Levinsky Building - Plymouth
    The MPDS Mentor Training event is to provide support to experienced professional Engineers who are acting as mentors to recently qualified Engineers. It will be provided by our Regional Business Development Manager, Alan King.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    02 May 2015 00:00 to 00:00
    *TBC
    Visit to Bristol Air Traffic Control Centre at Bristol Airport
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    22 April 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    22 April 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    An insight into the winter of 2014 in Formula 1 and explain why what was learned is of relevance to next-generation motorsport and mainstream technology developments
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: AGM
    22 April 2015 18:30 to 19:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    2015 Gloucester Area AGM. Please see enclosed agenda. All members welcome.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    22 April 2015 18:15 to 21:00
    BLOODHOUND SSC Unit 3 - Bristol
    Enjoy a guided tour of the workshop and receive full briefing on the BLOODHOUND Project. Please note this event is now FULLY BOOKED.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    20 April 2015 18:00 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The finalists of the Western Aerospace Centre 2015 Prize will present their work to senior members of the Western Region's aerospace industry and academia with the hope of taking first prize.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Talk
    16 April 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Atkins - Almondsbury - Bristol
    Today, we produce about four billion metric tonnes of food per annum. Yet due to poor practices in harvesting, storage and transportation, as well as market and consumer waste, it is estimated that 30–50% of all food produced never reaches a human stomach. Dr Tim Fox will consider what engineers, governments, and businesses need to prioritise to reduce food wastage in the developing economies of the world and thereby help underpin international food security.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 April 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Visitor Centre - Bridgwater
    Talk organised by the IET at EDF visitors centre in Bridgwater. Booking essential via the IET web site on www.theiet.org/somerset
    Industry: Research & development
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    14 April 2015 15:00 to 19:00
    Camels Head Gate - PLYMOUTH
    Join us for the third Women in STEM event being hosted by Babcock at HMNB Devonport. This is a fantastic opportunity to network as well as hear from one of the Royal Navy’s first female submariners, Lieutenant Emma Boswell.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 April 2015 18:30 to 00:00
    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: Committee Meeting
    08 April 2015 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
  • Clifton Rocks Railway Tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical Visit
    30 March 2015 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! This event is now fully booked!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Debate
    25 March 2015 19:00 to 21:30
    University of Bath - Bath
    Will hydrogen be the fuel of the future? Come share your views.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    25 March 2015 18:30 to 21:00
    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 Visit
    20 March 2015 11:15 to 15:30
    Matford Park and Ride - EXETER
    Join us on a tour of this unique piece of engineering and maritime heritage. Experience what life was like on board a nuclear-powered 'hunter killer' submarine during the Cold War.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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