Past Events

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  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    16 June 2015 18:30 to 21:00
    Chancellors’ Building - Bath
    Will you owe your life to electronics?
    Industry: Medical 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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 Industries
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Careers Event
    02 June 2015 00:00 to 07 June 2015 00:00
    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
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    20 May 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Medical 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Professional Development Event
    27 April 2015 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 procuring rolling stock for the outer London commuter services in the Thames Valley after it is electrified.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    22 April 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Automotive
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Automotive
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    19 March 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    Beer Emporium - Bristol
    Join the Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel to compete against IStructE, ICE and rival companies.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    18 March 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Room 2B20 - University of the West of England - Bristol
    Need to polish up your CV? Want to know what employers look for in an employee? Want to know how to professionally register with IMechE? Join us at UWE for a workshop to develop your CV skills and find out the best ways to get noticed in the workplace.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    18 March 2015 17:30 to 19:30
    Camels Head Gate - PLYMOUTH
    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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    17 March 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    The IMechE - RAeS 2015 joint lecture will be concerning The Last British Airliner, the BAe 146. Refreshmens available from 19:00.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    16 March 2015 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. The winner will receive a prize of £200 and will go forward for a place in the national final later in the year at Birdcage Walk, London. And other prizes for the runners-up. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR TAKING PART IN THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT MICK JAMES AT THE ADDRESS SHOWN BELOW
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 March 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    11 March 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    *TBC
    A Visit to the Fox Brothers Factory in Wellington. Visit to and tour of the factory where waving of cloth is carried out.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    11 March 2015 19:00 to 20:00
    Pugsley Lecture Theatre - Bristol - Bristol
    Bristol’s Vertically Oriented Probe (VOP) micro-scope represents a breakthrough in both Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) instrumentation and the study of biomolecules, and can overcome the disadvantages of AFM. This talk will detail some of the novel engineering approaches for this ground-breaking micro-scope.
    Industry: Medical Engineering
  • Event Type: Talk
    11 March 2015 18:30 to 21:00
    Exeter Phoenix - EXETER
    LAUNCH OF A NEW COMMITTEE BRANCH IN EXETER: We are launching a new branch of the Devon and Cornwall Area Committee in Exeter. To mark the occasion, we have organised an event that charts the development of the most complicated piece of engineering equipment on the planet: the nuclear-powered submarine. 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    09 March 2015 06:00 to 23:00
    *TBC
    Prize competition deadline is EXTENDED to 9th March 2015.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: AGM
    05 March 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Cranfield University
    Swindon Area's Annual General Meeting. Following the Firearms Event, we will hold the 2015 AGM. The AGM is open to IMechE members of all grades. Due to the location, it is essential that you book a place.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    05 March 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Firearms at the Defence Academy    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical Visit
    05 March 2015 17:00 to 20:00
    Defence Academy, Swindon (01793 785615) - Swindon
    An opportunity to view the excellent the firearms of the Defence Academy of the UK. This is an extensive collection of guns ranging from historical classics to cutting edge technology.
    Industry: Defence & Government Services
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    26 February 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    Technical lecture on the first bus to take to the roads in the UK powered entirely by human and food waste.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    25 February 2015 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    25 February 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 004 - Exeter
    Lars Johanning is Associated Professor in Ocean Energy at Exeter University. He has been involved in research on hydrodynamic related topics for marine structures since 1997.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    24 February 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    JOINT EVENT WITH I MECH E WESTERN REGION For full details please click on event title After the lecture there is complementary pizza and beer
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social Event
    19 February 2015 19:00 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    18 February 2015 18:00 to 20:30
    Defence Academy, Swindon (01793 785615) - Swindon
    An evening of cyber security, concentrating on personal security, followed by free time to explore the equipment displays in the Defence Capability Centre
    Industry: Defence & Government Services
  • Event Type: Debate
    16 February 2015 19:00 to 20:00
    Stonehouse Lecture Theatre - Plymouth
    The Plymouth branch of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) are hosting a discussion about the technology and policy of sustainable energy in the developing world for anyone new to the topic wanting to find out more.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    12 February 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 February 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    11 February 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    This lecture will explore the extraordinary sequence of events that led to the dramatic destruction of a plant that was perceived to be cutting-edge at the time. It will include a technical overview of the progression and causes of the accident, its aftermath and also look at what's happening on the site today.
    Industry: Nuclear Power
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    05 February 2015 17:00 to 18:00
    Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre - Plymouth
    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED This event will introduce you to electron microscopy and how it is used in precision engineering, aerospace, defence and manufacturing businesses throughout the south west region.
    Industry: Materials
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    04 February 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    Claire Pearce and Dr Natasha Stephen, from the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) at Plymouth University, will demonstrate the relevance and use of electron microscopy in precision engineering, aerospace, defence and manufacturing businesses.
    Industry: Research & Development
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    28 January 2015 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 2B020 - Bristol
    Alan King, the IMechE Business Development Manager will give a presentation explaining the process of becoming an Eng Tech, IEng or CEng member.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    26 January 2015 00:00 to 13 February 2015 00:00
    *TBC
    The IMechE is looking for young engineers to support Caroline Alliston of ‘Technology for Fun’ in delivering STEM activity workshops in secondary schools in the Bristol Area as a follow up to the celebrations. Three volunteers are required for each of the 2 x ½ day workshops being run over 3 weeks.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    22 January 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    The China House - Plymouth
    A monthly meeting held by the Devon and Cornwall Young Members Panel to discuss panel affairs and future events.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    21 January 2015 18:45 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Newly elected IMechE Fellow Caroline Alliston, author of the ‘Technology for Fun’ books of fun practical design and build projects for 7-14 year olds, talks about how she changed from working in industry to inspiring the next generation of engineers. There will be lots of working models to play with, or to make and take away afterwards. Friends, families and STEM ambassadors welcome.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    15 January 2015 18:30 to 22:30
    Brunel Raj - Bristol
    (Please note the change of date from 16th to 15th January) Join us to celebrate a successful year and meet some like-minded engineers for a bit of networking and fun over a curry. There's also a tour of Brunel's Suspension Bridge - something to get your appetite roaring!
    Industry: Food Engineering
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    14 January 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 January 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 004 - Exeter
    The Energy Harvesting Research Group at the University of Exeter is working on cutting edge academic research with a firm focus on needs of industry.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    13 January 2015 00:00 to 25 January 2015 00:00
    Brunel's Passenger Shed - Bristol
    The IMechE are proud to support the Show of Strength Theatre Company in celebrating the achievements of Brunel with stories, circus, music and songs.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    07 January 2015 17:15 to 20:00
    Davidson House - Reading
    JOINT EVENT WITH THE PERMANENT WAY INSTITUTE The National Skills Academy for Rail Engineering present their vision for closing the skills gap in the railway industry Details of how to get to Davidson House are available - please click on event title.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    15 December 2014 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    This year's annual family event is in the form of a travelogue Great Railway Journeys will describe some of the exotic and exciting destinations - and more importantly journeys - that can be achieved worldwide by train. From the Ghan in Australia, the Trans Siberian Express and trips through the Rocky Mountains railway travel is a worldwide delight. After the presentation and audience participation everyone is welcome to stay behind and continue the debate over drinks and a hot finger buffet.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    11 December 2014 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    10 December 2014 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    04 December 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    Technical lecture on the Jaguar F-Type.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    04 December 2014 18:30 to 19:30
    The China House - Plymouth
    A monthly meeting held by the Devon and Cornwall Young Members Panel to discuss panel affairs and future events.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    03 December 2014 18:00 to 20:30
    Bristol Blue Glass - Bristol
    *The 3rd of December is now fully booked, however there are still spaces available on the 11th December* Get in the Christmas spirit by blowing your own Christmas bauble out of the famous Bristol Blue Glass!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    28 November 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 1 - Bristol
    A trip of discovery across time and space as Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores the three eras of space since the Second World War.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    27 November 2014 17:30 to 19:30
    Lecture Theatre 005 - Plymouth
    The presentation will discuss various aspects of ‘Engineering at BD’, a leading developer and manufacturer of medical technology.
    Industry: Medical Engineering
  • Event Type: Talk
    26 November 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Delphi Diesel Systems - Gloucestershire
    For this year's IMechE Lecture at the Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering Week (Festomane) the subject is the Dudbridge Locks Hydro Electric Scheme , a part of the Cotswold Canals.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    26 November 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 004 - Exeter
    The presentation will survey the main Additive Layer Manufacturing technologies, highlighting recent innovations and demonstrating how they may be suitable for businesses to adopt into their manufacturing processes.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    26 November 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    The University of Exeter - Lecture room XF1 - Exeter
    A Talk on Additive Layer Manufacturing by James Bradbury from Exeter University.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    26 November 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    BRLSI - Bath
    *Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to lack of entries* As well as being a great opportunity to develop your presenting skills, and to network with those from the engineering profession, prize money is available to the winner and runner up in the area. As the event is being held over two heats in the area, the winner and runner up will be notified once both events have taken place.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    26 November 2014 13:45 to 15:30
    Kawasaki Precision Machinery - Plymouth
    An excellent opportunity to see a modern production facility featuring a range of CNC machines, high power test rigs and lean assembley lines incorporating high grade clean rooms.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    25 November 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    BAWA Bristol - Bristol
    As well as being a great opportunity to develop your presenting skills, and to network with those from the engineering profession, prize money is available to the winner and runner up in the area. As the event is being held over two heats in the area, the winner and runner up will be notified once both events have taken place. *Please note arrangements are subject to change. All entrants will be notified of final arrangements prior to their heat.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    22 November 2014 10:45 to 20:30
    Exeter St. David's Station - Exeter
    Meet like-minded Engineers and make friends during an afternoon trip along the picturesque Tarka Line railway.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    20 November 2014 19:00 to 21:30
    Chancellor's Building, University of Bath - Bath
    This event is free to attend and refreshments will be provided. Booking is not required but will help us with planning refreshments. Prof. Hammond will present a socio-technical ‘balance sheet’ of the various benefits and disbenefits of CCS, alongside a realistic technology assessment of its future role in the UK energy sector.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Talk
    19 November 2014 19:30 to 20:30
    Room 6E 2.1 - Bath
    The lecture will give an overview of the properties and applications of active materials, composites and structures. The lecture is jointly hosted by WEMMA and IMechE.
    Industry: Materials
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    19 November 2014 16:00 to 19:00
    Research Councils UK - Swindon
    An early evening event to encourage new members to come along and see what benefits membership could provide. There will be a short presentation on IMechE membership, an opportunity to ask questions and an engineering challenge. Free pizza will be provided so booking is required.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    17 November 2014 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    An exploration of the latest technological thinking on getting the best from diesel engines used in the railway environment
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    12 November 2014 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    12 November 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Tidal Lagoon Power is preparing to start construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant in Swansea Bay in 2015. Join us for a thrilling insight into a new option for affordable renewable energy at a scale not seen before.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    11 November 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Swansea University - Swansea
    JOINT EVENT WITH I MECH E SOUTH WALES REGION The Hitachi Super Express Train is the new generation of high speed trains which will operate on the Great Western Main Line after it is electrified, and on other inter-city routes in Britain. The trains will be assembled at a new factory in the north of England and the GW trains will be maintained at depots in Bristol and west London. The lecture will include aspects of the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of the trains.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    05 November 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    The University of Exeter - Lecture room XF1 - Exeter
    A Talk on Marine Renewables by Lars Johanning.
    Industry: Offshore Engineering
  • Event Type: Talk
    28 October 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    Pugsley Lecture Theatre - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol Young Members Panel, in conjunction with the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers invite you to a free presentation. Come and learn about Brunel's other bridge, the innovative swivel bridge in the Bristol City Docks, and the ambitious project now underway to return this iconic structure to working order.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    23 October 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Richmond Public House and Kitchen - 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    22 October 2014 19:00 to 22:00
    White Hart pub - Wroughton, Swindon
    An evening of beer, skittles and the opportunity to meet the committee, discuss membership and make suggestions about what you'd like us to do for you.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    21 October 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    With the breakup and privatisation of the Central Electricity Generating Board in the early 1990s, electricity generation is now provided by a large number of players. As a result the operators of the grid system together with the distribution companies are faced with a wide variety of challenges. These need to be solved if the lights are to remain on.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    20 October 2014 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    JOINT EVENT WITH IET Explanation of the latest technological thinking on the critical interface between rolling stock and infrastructure, the collection of traction power by the locomotive pantograph from the overhead conductor cable.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    15 October 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Talk on the Loki Flood Basalt. Flood basalts present an untold threat to life as we know it due to the gases erupted. Historically there have been many flood basalt eruptions, some have been linked to the Permian, Triassic-Jurassic and Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction events.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    13 October 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    Colin Smith CBE FRS (Director – Engineering and Technology, Rolls-Royce plc) will describe the journey of modern aerospace propulsion technologies and the challenges for the future: from the engineering and technology that have delivered the most efficient large aero engine in the world today – the Trent XWB – to the next generation of engine designs already in development and the research and technology challenges faced in delivering the future concepts for civil aviation.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 October 2014 16:00 to 18:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Western Aerospace Centre Committee Meeting
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    10 October 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    CANCELLED - This talk has been cancelled.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    08 October 2014 19:00 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    29 September 2014 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    Railway Division Chairman's Address - please click on title for a link to detailed information
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    28 September 2014 08:00 to 17:00
    Castle Combe Circuit - Chippenham
    GREENPOWER RENISHAW WESTERN REGIONAL HEAT
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Talk
    24 September 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    An update on Quicksilver – Britain’s World Water Speed Record Attempt by Nigel Macknight
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    16 September 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly area committee meeting. Please contact the area secretary if you wish to attend.
    Industry: Management
  • Event Type: Talk
    10 September 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    Paul Edwards will explain the background to the need for new low carbon generation in the UK, provide an introduction to the key technical features of the UK EPR design, outline the progress made with the Hinkley Point C project, and introduce some of the challenges associated in planning a project that has an expected operational life of at least 60 years.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Talk
    09 September 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The presentation will give an overview of offshore wind energy development and then focus on two major challenges: Construction out at sea – the evolution of specialised vessels; and Access for maintenance – transferring technicians in wild and windy conditions
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 August 2014 19:00 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    07 August 2014 19:00 to 21:30
    Bordeaux Quay - Bristol
    Discover oenology, the science of wine and winemaking. The Bath and Bristol Young Members Panel would like to invite you to a delicious, relaxed, informal fun and interactive introduction on how to taste wine and the science behind the production of wine, with tasting of seven quality wines from around the world.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    19 July 2014 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 July 2014 19:00 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 June 2014 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    30 May 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    As well as being a great opportunity to develop your presenting skills, and to network with those from the engineering profession, prize money is available to the winner and runner up in the area. As the event is being held over two heats in the area, the winner and runner up will be notified once both events have taken place. Please note dates and times are to be confirmed at a later date. Room subject to change.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    23 May 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Bath Ales - Bristol
    Join Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel for an evening at Bath Ales Brewery!
    Industry: Food Engineering
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    22 May 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    The University of Exeter - Lecture room XF1 - Exeter
    By 2075, the United Nations’ mid-range projection for global population growth predicts that human numbers will peak at about 9.5 billion people. This means that there could be an extra three billion mouths to feed by the end of the century, a period in which substantial changes are anticipated in the wealth, calorific intake and dietary preferences of people in developing countries across the world.
    Industry: Food Engineering
  • Event Type: Debate
    21 May 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
    Engineers' Question Time
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    21 May 2014 16:00 to 18:00
    *TBC
    Technical visit to First Great Western's brand new depot at Reading. Numbers are limited, and pre-registration is essential. Please contact mick.james@rssb.co.uk to book your place.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    15 May 2014 18:30 to 21:30
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The finalists of the Western Aerospace Centre 2014 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: Award Presentation
    15 May 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The Western Aerospace Centre is running its annual prize competition to encourage the further professional development of young engineers living and working in the West of England and South Wales.
    Industry: Aerospace materials and structures
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    15 May 2014 16:00 to 18:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Western Aerospace Centre Committee Meeting
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: AGM
    14 May 2014 19:30 to 22:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Bath and Bristol Young Members Annual General Meeting. Voting for this year's committee places with 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 May 2014 19:00 to 20:30
    Atkins - Almondsbury - Bristol
    Richard Beek - Production Consultant AARDMAN ANIMATIONS.
    Industry: Materials
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    29 April 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Visitor Centre - Bridgwater
    The processing of nuclear fuel from flask skips from the ponds into the flasks all the way to delivery in Sellafield. This presentation will include an overview of the process highlighting the main milestones in the process. It will also include information about tests and event that have been carried out to ensure nuclear safety.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    28 April 2014 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    Our AGM with election of the Chairman and members of the committee. This is followed by a presentation which will give an overview of the project to introduce a UK variant of the Vossloh EuroLight locomotive into the UK. Finally, the presentation will give a brief resume of current project progress along with future development opportunities for the Vossloh UK Light locomotive platform.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    15 April 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Bristol Old Vic - Bristol
    Come and join us for a great opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Bristol Old Vic, the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    12 April 2014 08:30 to 18:00
    Immanuel United Reformed Church - Swindon
    The Gadget Show Live is an opportunity to see, try and buy the very best in cutting edge consumer technology. You'll be able to get hands on with the newest tech on the market. There'll be fantastic features for all the family and to see The Gadget Show presenters in a stunning hour-long show. There'll be plenty of giveaways and outstanding technology. This is a social event designed to encourage members of all ages and their families and guests to find excitement in engineering.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 April 2014 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: AGM
    09 April 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Local area AGM and a talk about the Welsh Highland Railway from a volunteer's viewpoint.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    04 April 2014 10:00 to 05 April 2014 19:00
    Cheltenham Design Festival - Cheltenham
    2 Day Festival Celebrating Design
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Debate
    27 March 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    A lively debate on the future providing urban mobility. How will the car need to adapt or are there more suitable alternatives?
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Talk
    26 March 2014 16:20 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Adrian Allen will give a talk on the Case for Metals in Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing
    Industry: Materials
  • Event Type: Talk
    19 March 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    The Royal George - Gloucester
    Talk organised by the Chartered Quality Institute.
    Industry: Automotive
  • AGM
    Event Type: AGM
    19 March 2014 18:30 to 21:30
    Marsh Farm Hotel - Swindon - Swindon
    AGM. Due to limited registered interest, the presentations scheduled for this event has been postponed until further notice. However, the Annual General Meeting will proceed and refreshments will be available.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    17 March 2014 17:00 to 20:00
    Western House - Swindon
    Young Engineers will present their papers, in competition with each other. The winner will go forward for a place in the national final at Birdcage Walk, London. Lawrence Walton - Up-grading Heathrow Airport Junction Khalid Lagnatha – Life Cycle Assessment of Twin Track Cantilever Yewande Gbadegesin – Train retro-fitment for ETCS Jamie Baggott – Keeping the HST Fleet Running Gareth Storton – Bringing Heavy maintenance in house
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social Event
    15 March 2014 20:00 to 23:59
    BAWA - Bristol - Bristol
    THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. Colleagues have asked us to organise a Western Region social event, so that you can relax in the company of other members and their partners.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    12 March 2014 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    06 March 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    The initial years of operation of the A380 airliner
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    28 February 2014 23:00 to 23:00
    Western Aerospace Centre 2014 Prize - Abstract Submission Deadline
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    27 February 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Hamlins Engineering - Bridgwater
    Visit to the Motor Engineering Workshop of Thomas Hamlin in Bridgwater for a tour and a talk about some of their work.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    25 February 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    The expected emergence of unconventional gas as a prime energy fuel will depend on public acceptance of hydraulic fracturing. Over the next 20 years gas is expected to continue to develop, but most of that growth will be on the back of unconventional or shale gas. Professor Peter Styles will talk about this technology and examine its strengths and weaknesses.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Social Event
    22 February 2014 09:00 to 18:00
    Immanuel United Reformed Church - Swindon
    A backstage tour of the Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, which will explore the £12million recent redevelopment project and then provide an opportunity to visit the City of Bristol. This is a social event designed to build our engineering community and is open to members and accompanied guests.
    Industry: Construction & Building Services
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    19 February 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Garden Court (Building 40), UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON - Southampton
    The lecture will describe two examples of the new generation of passenger trains being produced by Siemens, one of the world’s leading suppliers of railway equipment. Joint event with I Mech E Southampton Area For more detail click on event title.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    19 February 2014 15:00 to 17:30
    *TBC
    Technical Visit, numbers are limited, and pre-registration is essential. Please contact mick.james@rssb.co.uk to book your place.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    12 February 2014 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    12 February 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Gloucester Waterways Museum, - Gloucester,
    Steam Dredger talk with a tour of the Dredger, Steam Crane and Fielding & Platt Engine. The event is planned to take place at Gloucester Waterways Museum, GL1 2EH, on Wednesday the 12th of February. 18:30 for a 19:00 start. We hope to see you there for a thoroughly interesting event.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
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    Event Type: Talk
    10 February 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    Pugsley Lecture Theatre - Bristol - Bristol
    Please note this event is now Fully Booked.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    04 February 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Siemans - Chippenham
    A summary of the massive renewal and modernisation programme on the Great Western Main Line. This talk will begin by covering the London end of the route, then will look at progress so far and the challenges to come.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    23 January 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 2B020 - Bristol
    A talk on the advantages and routes professional registration with the IMechE.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    22 January 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Building A - Schlumberger
    A talk on the advantages and routes professional registration with the IMechE.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    17 January 2014 19:30 to 22:30
    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. There will also be a talk (with samples!) on "Chocolate - a short history and a bit of science". Please book to avoid disappointment.
    Industry: Food Engineering
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    08 January 2014 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    08 January 2014 17:15 to 19:30
    Davidson House - Reading
    Carolyn and members of her team will demonstrate the engineering skill, patience, persistence and serendipity of their investigations.
    Industry: Railway
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