Past Events

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  • 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: Competition Event
    29 January 2016 00:00 to 00:00
    *TBC
    Prize competition deadline is 29th January 2016.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    28 January 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Chancellors’ Building - Bath
    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: Automotive
  • 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
    Pugsley Lecture Theatre - Bristol - 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: Automotive
  • 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
    Pugsley Lecture Theatre - Bristol - 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: Automotive
  • 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: Automotive
  • 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: Social Event
    05 August 2015 17:00 to 20:00
    Great Western Society DIDCOT
    This year a summer social will be held at the Great Western Society for an evening visit to the Didcot Railway Centre. The centre will remain open after the public day to allow exclusive access to the exhibits as well as the steam demonstration line running especially for us. Entry is free, however pre-registration for this event is ESSENTIAL for each person attending. To do this please send an e-mail to mick.james@rssb.co.ukby Friday 31st July. Limited places please book early.
    Industry: Railway
  • 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
    Chancellors’ Building - Bath
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Biomedical 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: Cross-sector
  • 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 (Shrivenham)
    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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Renewable energy
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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
  • 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: Renewable energy
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Bulk materials handling
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Renewable energy
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Biomedical 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: Renewable energy
  • 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: Cross-sector
  • 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: Cross-sector
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