Past Events

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  • 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 Visit
    15 October 2014 15:30 to 17:00
    Plymouth University Marine Building - Plymouth
    A unique opportunity to see the hydrodynamic facilities within the Plymouth University Marine Building, including wave tanks which are unmatched anywhere in the UK.
    Industry: Research & Development
  • 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: Technical Visit
    09 October 2014 13:30 to 15:45
    Centrax Ltd - Newton Abbot
    A presentation introducing Centrax's fascinating products and technical visit of the company's manufacturing and test facilities in Newton Abbot.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • 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: Talk
    30 September 2014 17:00 to 19:00
    Langage Energy Centre
    A networking event for female STEM professionals and technicians employed in the Plymouth travel-to-work area.
    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: Social Event
    23 July 2014 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 11th July. Limited places please book early.
    Industry: Railway
  • 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: Social Event
    14 June 2014 16:15 to 17:00
    Blackfriars Distillery - Plymouth
    “This tour provides a fascinating 40-minute overview of the history of the Distillery as well as an introduction to how Plymouth Gin is made.” The tour will be followed by an optional social meal.
    Industry: Food Engineering
  • 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
    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 Lecture
    08 May 2014 18:30 to 20:00
    Room 117 - Plymouth
    Stuart Herbert, Wave Hub Commercial Director, will describe the aims and history of Wave Hub Project and will provide an overview of technical aspects and recent developments.
    Industry: Renewable power
  • 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: Technical Visit
    11 April 2014 12:30 to 14:30
    Devonport EfW CHP Facility - Plymouth
    Following a technical presentation, attendees will be given a tour of the facility construction site, which is planned to begin operation in early 2015.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • 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: Talk
    26 February 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Plymouth Lecture Theatre - Portland Square Building - Plymouth
    A unique opportunity to receive a presentation on 'Leadership in Engineering' delivered by British Businessman and President of The Royal Academy of Engineering Sir John Parker, GBE, Kt.
    Industry: Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    12 December 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    The Genesis project consists of a number of pavilions constructed is various ways to demonstrate sustainable practices and materials in the mainstream construction industry. It also demonstrates various renewable energy systems that can be used in buildings.
    Industry: Construction & Building Services
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 December 2013 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: Committee Meeting
    10 December 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    10 December 2013 18:00 to 20:00
    Bristol Blue Glass - Bristol
    Get in the Christmas spirit by blowing your own Christmas bauble out of the famous Bristol Blue Glass! This event is fully booked.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 December 2013 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon, Wiltshire
    This is a joint event with the IMechE South Western Railway Division Centre. The eminent and eminently enjoyable Prof Rod Smith shares his view of the British railway system and where he sees it going. A knowledgeable review and an insight into the future from one of the most authoritative figures in the industry. 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 Lecture
    09 December 2013 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    This is a joint event with the I Mech E Swindon Panel. The eminent and eminently enjoyable Prof Rod Smith shares his view of the British railway system and where he sees it going. A knowledgeable review and an insight into the future from one of the most authoritative figures in the industry. 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
    04 December 2013 14:30 to 16:30
    Morgan Motor Company
    Visit to Morgan Cars. Guided Tour. EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    02 December 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Chancellors’ Building - Bath
    Dr Paul Davison - Race Engineer MARUSSIA F1 Team.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Social Event
    28 November 2013 19:00 to 23:00
    *TBC
    Our monthly Young Members Panel Bristol social
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    27 November 2013 18:00 to 27 November 2012 20:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    Christmas Family Lecture - Chemistry for the Terrified
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    27 November 2013 17:30 to 19:00
    Powell Lecture Room - Bristol
    In this talk Peter will review the long and fascinating history chocolate, from its origins as a spice in South America, to the present day confectionery.
    Industry: Food Engineering
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    26 November 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Visitor Centre - Bridgwater
    Further details to be published later.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Social Event
    23 November 2013 10:30 to 19:30
    Exeter St. Davids Railway Station - Exeter
    Meet like-minded Engineers and make friends during an afternoon trip along the picturesque Tarka Line railway!
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    21 November 2013 19:00 to 21:30
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    Technical lecture on the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    19 November 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    19 November 2013 18:00 to 21:30
    Pugsley Lecture Theatre - Bristol - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel present a talk and QandA on Starting Up Your Own Business. Please note time change to an 1800 start.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    18 November 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Our annual symposium examines the future strategy for passenger rolling stock in Great Britain. Three senior rail industry leaders will give their views of the future. Malcolm Brown is a member of the steering group for the Strategy. David Clarke will focus on innovation in rolling stock design, and Tim Bentley will describe factors relating to the manufacturing and maintenance of passenger rolling stock. The audience will then have the opportunity to debate the issues with the speakers.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 November 2013 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    13 November 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Delphi Diesel Systems - Gloucestershire
    19:00 Refreshments, 19:30 Talk Starts. Renewable Energy and Heating (For Domestic and Commercial Properties). IMechE event that is part of the Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    13 November 2013 18:00 to 21:00
    Cranfield University
    An event for prospective members, existing members and employers to find out how to get more out of the IMechE. Additionally, there is an opportunity to explore military engineering in the the Defence Capability Centre. Buffet dinner will be provided. Free, however prior booking and photo ID are essential.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    30 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Bridgwater College - Bridgwater
    Informative session on BIT and effectiveness in the workplace covering cost savings, measurable improvement in business efficiency, a reduction in wastage and a workplace culture that not only embraces but seeks continual change.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    24 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    Techincal lecture on the release of the Triumph Trophy.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    24 October 2013 18:30 to 21:30
    University of Plymouth - Plymouth
    Join your Institution to battle against others in the prestigious Institution Challenge! Including a free buffet and charity raffle, there are great prizes up for grabs.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    23 October 2013 18:45 to 21:00
    Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
    Please note that this tour is now fully booked. We will meet at the Avon Gorge Hotel where we will draw names out of the hat to see who goes on what tour.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    22 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    Joint lecture with IET.
    Industry: Defence & Government Services
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    22 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Chancellors’ Building - Bath
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    21 October 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    We are pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of the Prestige series of lectures will be presented by Neil Scott (UK Engineering Director, Airbus), Where Next for Airbus - Evolution or Revolution?
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    21 October 2013 16:00 to 18:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Western Aerospace Centre Committee Meeting
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    19 October 2013 09:50 to 16:00
    Wadworth Brewery Visitors Centre - Devizes, Wiltshire
    A tour of the Wadworth Brewery in Devizes followed by lunch in a local pub. Free coach transport from Swindon. Free entry to the Wadworth Experience for IMechE members (£5 for up to one guest per member). Lunch £6.95. Booking essential.
    Industry: Food Engineering
  • Event Type: Talk
    16 October 2013 18:30 to 21:30
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    Talkers from Wind Prospect give an insight into the Wind Farming Industry.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 October 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    The electrification of the GW mainline is a major railway project in the western region and will be assisted by specialist railway plant designed specifically for the purpose described by Simon Bailey and Andy Batters. The factory train will be based in Swindon, in a new depot built specifically for the purpose. Howard Griffiths will describe how the depot will be run/operated. 17.00 Tea and coffee 17.30 Lecture
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 October 2013 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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    BAWA - Bristol - Bristol
    Speaker Lloyd Burnell.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    08 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    What is railway signalling? Why is it important? How does it affect me? This presentation will answer these key questions and show how this fascinating discipline enables fast, frequent and safe rail services that underpin our national economy.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    28 September 2013 10:00 to 16:00
    Mayflower Sailing Club
    Prove your design, constructive and paddling skills by racing a vessel carrying 2 people over a 250m course in the fastest time. Just one catch....your boat must be made out of cardboard!
    Industry: Materials
  • Event Type: Social Event
    26 September 2013 19:00 to 23:00
    Zero Degrees - Bristol
    First Young Members Panel Bristol Social
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    23 September 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    The Railway Division chairman, Chris Moss, starts his tour of the regional centres with a presentation of his chairman's address. 17.00 Tea and coffee 17.30 Lecture
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    22 September 2013 12:00 to 16:00
    Plymouth University Roland Levinsky Building - Plymouth
    This is an opportunity for you to have a one-to-one with some IMechE members who will provide information abouth the IMechE and answer any questions that you have.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    22 September 2013 07:30 to 17:00
    Castle Combe Circuit - Chippenham
    GREENPOWER RENISHAW WESTERN REGIONAL HEAT
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    18 September 2013 19:00 to 22:00
    Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Bath
    Colonel Rod Williams, Chief Aviation Engineer for the Army, is to talk on the impact of Human Factors on Army Aviation Flight Safety. He will be assisted by Maj Geoff Beaumont, drawing upon recent experiences and illustrated real case histories. Insights have the potential to inform engineering practices beyond the aviation environment.
    Industry: Defence & Government Services
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    14 September 2013 07:30 to 17:00
    RNAS Merryfield - Nr Ilminster
    GREENPOWER SOMERSET REGIONAL HEAT
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 September 2013 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: Social Event
    31 August 2013 08:00 to 21:00
    Plymouth Train Station - Plymouth
    A scenic tour of real ales along the Tamar Valley branch line - an area which was once a hive of mining activity, with copper, tin and silver among the many metals extracted.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    14 August 2013 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
    27 July 2013 12:45 to 14:45
    Bristol Harbour Festival - Bristol
    Take part in the Bath and Bristol Young Member Panel's first 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: Social Event
    20 July 2013 19:00 to 23:00
    Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier - Weston-super-Mare
    CANCELLED Western Region IMechE Annual Dinner
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    10 July 2013 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to the Bath and Bristol Young members committee meeting to find out more about what we do in the area and get involved in organising events for young engineers.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    27 June 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    *TBC
    IMechE end of year social in Bath.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    19 June 2013 09:00 to 17:00
    National Oceanography Centre - Hampshire
    VISIT to the National Oceanography Centre.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    12 June 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Atkins - Almondsbury - Bristol
    The Engineering Challenges of Commercial Spaceflight.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    11 June 2013 18:30 to 20:30
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    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. 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. PLEASE NOTE This is a TUESDAY starting with refreshments at 18.30
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social Event
    17 May 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Wilts & Berks Canal trip and BBQ.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    16 May 2013 13:00 to 17:00
    Hymid Multi-Shot - Torquay
    A unique opportunity to see the IMechE Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Award winning engineering and manufacturing facilities of Hymid Multi-Shot, a specialised manufacturer of high value two shot plastic injection moulded components.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 May 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    The Swan Hotel - Bristol
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 May 2013 18:30 to 20:00
    1.15 Small Lecture Theatre - University of Bristol - Bristol
    Team Invictus talk on their project to build a high-tech racing catamaran.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: AGM
    08 May 2013 18:30 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 Visit
    08 May 2013 14:00 to 17:00
    *TBC
    Delivery Test & Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) Visit (Follow up to lecture on 21st Nov 2012).
    Industry: Defence & Government Services
  • Event Type: Annual Dinner
    01 May 2013 19:00 to 30 November 2012 23:00
    Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier - Weston-super-Mare
    IMechE Western Region Annual Dinner.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Annual Dinner
    26 April 2013 19:00 to 23:30
    Fleet Air Arm Museum
    Your opportunity to network with local employers, while enjoying a dinner under the iconic Concorde and talk by former Concorde pilot Les Evans.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    26 April 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    *TBC
    The event will consist of a visit to Thornefalcon Classic Car showroom to view the vehicles present.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    24 April 2013 19:30 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    Looking at the history of the Cosmos at the Large Hadron Collider - Joint Event with the West of England Metals and Materials Association (WEMMA).
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    24 April 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Joint Lecture with IET. Exhibition display before lecture. Open to all. Non-members welcome. Talk will start at 19:30. **Glos Area AGM before the talk, at 19:00**
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Talk
    16 April 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 1R026 - Bristol
    CANCELLED - Sustainability and the role of Engineers in the 21st century
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    15 April 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The Western Aerospace Centre annual prize competition encourages Continuing Professional Development for Young Engineers who have previously graduated with a first degree. Four finalists have been selected from a large number of good quality entries.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    15 April 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    AGM followed by a lecture on the new vehicles provided for the ultra successful Pendolinos used on the West Coast between London, Birmingham, the North West and Scotland.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 April 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Abbey Wood - Bristol - Bristol
    The lecture will highlight the many varied and interesting engineering challenges in delivering men, material and machines from the air within defence. This exciting and entertaining lecture should appeal to a wide audience, beyond the immediate defence community, reflecting how JADTEU delivers success.
    Industry: Defence & Government Services
  • Event Type: Debate
    21 March 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    A lively debate on your predictions of the car in 2030.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Talk
    21 March 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
    Joint Lecture, organised by the IET. Open to all. Non-members welcome. Talk will start at 19:30.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    19 March 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    19 March 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty - Gloucester
    Joint Lecture with RAeS. Open to all. Non-members welcome. Talk will start at 19:30.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 March 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    The talk will illustrate the opportunities and risks in wind and renewable energy projects. Using experience of UK projects and advice to corporate and public sectors it will provide an overview of technical, commercial and planning issues and how to overcome them. The talk will be of interest to decision makers including engineers, planners and organisations with challenging energy and carbon targets.
    Industry: Renewable power
  • Event Type: Talk
    14 March 2013 18:30 to 20:30
    Marsh Farm Hotel - Swindon - Swindon
    Following the Olympics and Paralympics of last summer, this lecture examines the influence and use of engineering in sport. Particularly how leading edge technologies from industry are used to create faster, lighter and more efficient equipment, to how precision analysis tools are allowing coaches to fine-tune athletes’ performance better than ever before. Technology usually associated with Formula 1 is making cyclists go faster, composite materials help pole-vaulters leap higher.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    13 March 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Bath
    Reducing the load for soldiers – wearable soldier systems. Nomination evening.
    Industry: Defence & Government Services
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    12 March 2013 17:00 to 20:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    Peter Wright, a Vehicle Integration Manager from JLR will be talking about how the new Range Rover ties in with the company's plans for sustainability. Lauren Coyle, an accommodation and usage engineer who has gone through JLR's graduate scheme will be on hand for an informal recruitment Q&A after the talk. The pair will also be bringing with them a brand new Ranger Rover, which will be parked outside Queens Building for you to get up close and personal!
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    11 March 2013 17:15 to 19:00
    Cardiff University School of Engineering - Cardiff
    An update on the exciting Crossrail project, which is the biggest engineering project in Europe. This lecture will describe key aspects of the project design and planning, provide an update on construction progress and explain how engineering solutions have been developed to cope with the challenges presented by delivering such a complex project in the heart of a congested city.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Debate
    06 March 2013 18:00 to 22:00
    Glendinning Lecture Theatre (2D67)
    Join the IMechE in collaboration with CIBSE at this Energy Question Time event, where a panel of speakers will answer your questions on the subject of "Achieving a Sustainable Energy Future". There will also be time for networking with a buffet and drinks provided.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    20 February 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Pugsley Lecture Theatre - Bristol - Bristol
    Fukishima lecture – An Analysis of the Fukushima Accident and its Implications
    Industry: Nuclear Power
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    20 February 2013 15:00 to 19:00
    *TBC
    Visit to Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    20 February 2013 13:45 to 16:45
    Technology Centre, Spirax-Sarco Ltd. - Cheltenham
    This is an IMechE members only event. Booking is required.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    12 February 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Plymouth - Plymouth
    Guest speaker Alan King (IMechE) will discuss the IMechE chartership and mentoring processes, providing advice and guidance to applicants and mentors.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 February 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    The Swan Hotel - Bristol
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    11 February 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    Milford House - Swindon
    One of the highlights of the year; young engineers will present their papers, in competition with each other. NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE TO MILFORD HOUSE, SWINDON Charlotte Mace, Assistant Design Engineer Title: The Mobile Maintenance Unit Thomas Mynors, Graduate Civil Engineer Title: Western Route Environmental Resilience Tim Brain, Signalling Project Engineer. Title: Reading Station Area Re-signalling, Stage F
    Industry: Railway
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