Past Events

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  • Event Type: Professional development event
    20 November 2018 08:15 to 13 November 2018 11:00
    National Composites Centre - Bristol
    We would like to welcome all members of the IMechE Western Region to the National Composites Centre(NCC), Bristol, for an Additive Manufacturing(AM) Awareness Event in conjunction with the Knowledge Transfer Network. The event aims to cover the potential benefits of Additive Manufacturing to a wide range of businesses, and identify and address the current barriers to its uptake within industry, both locally and nationally, as well as from SMEs to OEMs.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 November 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green (Downstairs Alley) - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    14 November 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Event joint with IET. The talk will cover everything from trackbed to train with the odd station stop in between, the talk will also make a few comparisons with the original line construction.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    14 November 2018 17:00 to 20:30
    Claverton Rooms
    Presentation of the experience gained in the first year of operation on GWR of the new Hitachi IET trains. Careers fayre at 17.00; lecture commences 18.00
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 November 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Harewood House - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    07 November 2018 19:30 to 22:00
    The White Harte - Bristol
    Careers and Beers gives you an opportunity to engage with recent graduates from engineering companies in the Bristol area.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    25 October 2018 18:30 to 21:00
    Arup - Bristol
    The Bristol & Bath Young Members Panel would like to invite entrants to the Bristol heat of the 'Speak Out for Engineering' (SofE) competition.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    18 October 2018 19:00 to 21:00
    Room 004 - Exeter
    The lecture will provide an overview of the various components that make up a typical transmission, and the design studies and trade-offs that must be made at the development phase. Examples from recent projects undertaken at Leonardo will be given, with a focus on development of the up-rated transmission system for the AW159 Wildcat. The speaker will also bring a 3rd scale Lynx gearbox, made by ALM for the audience “to have a play with”.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    17 October 2018 19:00 to 20:30
    EDF Energy
    The Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering, CNIE, at UCL draws lessons from nature to create new materials and technology. The CNIE pursues innovation by uncovering the fundamental mechanisms underlying optimal solutions and universal features in nature. Rather than simply mimicking nature out of context, it creates artificial systems endowed with the key attributes of natural models that are responsible for desirable features such as scalability, robustness, material and energy efficiency.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    17 October 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    Swindon College - Swindon
    JOINT EVENT WITH IET. The first of two lectures (see also 18 Feb 2019) on the impact of the digital technology revolution. How does the railway need to change to embrace digital technology?
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 October 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green (Upstairs Room) - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 October 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Royal Western Yacht Club - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Seminar
    09 October 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Opie Lecture Theatre, Cornwall College - Cornwall
    Hosted by Cornwall College Technology department, the Area Committee brings you a talk on the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP). This is a joint event with the IMechE Process Industries Division Board. Brian Robinson, Programme Manager (Commercial Vehicles) will give a talk on behalf of LowCVP entitled "Reducing emissions from heavy and commercial vehicles; the fuels, technologies and policies to transform the sector".
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    04 October 2018 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    WESTERN AEROSPACE CENTRE PRESTIGE LECTURE 2018 EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION IN AVIATION: THE JET ENGINES OF TOMORROW AND ELECTRIFIED FLIGHT
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    26 September 2018 14:00 to 16:00
    UWE Room 2Q43 - Bristol
    Want to enthuse children about engineering? Come and have a go at some fun, engaging design and make projects and listen to a talk on STEM engagement. Create your own balloon buggies and fan boats, and find out how the activities can be used to inspire the next generation. Class packs will be available for attendees to conduct the activities in school.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    24 September 2018 18:00 to 13 September 2018 20:00
    Devonport EfW CHP Facility - Plymouth
    This is the postponed committee meeting from 13/9/18. This meeting is an opportunity to meet the committee and find out about upcoming plans. A number of committee members will be standing down in May 2019 and so if you are interested in joining the committee or getting more involved, please come along to find out more.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    20 September 2018 18:30 to 21:00
    Room TC016 - TAUNTON
    Highways England has over 300 miles of smart motorway and this is set to increase this to over 500 miles by 2020. A key element of smart motorways is the real time management of speed to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents. This talk will cover the evolution of smart motorways and how speed restrictions help improve traffic flow.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    19 September 2018 19:00 to 20:30
    EDF Energy
    The talk will describe the key elements of the engine control system with respect to design, development, manufacture and in-service support. The fundamental concepts of aircraft engine control will be introduced, offering an appreciation of the challenges faced in the development of a complex, safety critical, system. The complexities of the aircraft system interface will also be introduced, exploring fault messaging methods and determination of aircraft despatch.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    16 September 2018 07:30 to 17:00
    Castle Combe Circuit - Chippenham
    Greenpower’s Castle Combe Western Regional Heat for the schools’ electric car design and racing project is running again and need volunteer helpers on the day.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 September 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    03 September 2018 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    New railway division chairman (and our immediate past chair) Andy Mellors gives his chairman's address which will examine the economic and wider societal benefits which the rail industry delivers and consider the current challenges facing the industry, the engineering profession and our Institution.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    16 August 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Crownhill Library - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Seminar
    16 August 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    YMCA Plymouth - Plymouth
    The IMechE Devon and Cornwall Area Committee would like to invite you to the final part of a two part series of seminars on Project Management and Contract Execution. There will be an opportunity to ask questions to the speaker and network after the seminar. Tea/Coffee will be provided.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    14 August 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    HiETA Technologies - Bristol
    The Bath & Bristol YMP would like to invite you to visit HiETA Technologies, a company specialising in the design, development and manufacture of high efficiency components and systems utilising the technology of Additive Manufacturing.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Seminar
    25 July 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    YMCA Plymouth - Plymouth
    The IMechE Devon and Cornwall Area Committee would like to invite you to the first part of a two part series of seminars on Project Management and Contract Execution. There will be an opportunity to ask questions to the speaker and network after the seminar. Tea/Coffee will be provided.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    25 July 2018 17:00 to 20:00
    Great Western Society DIDCOT
    Traditional summer event, with an evening event on site exclusively for Railway Division. Visit includes a buffet tea, pre-booking ESSENTIAL Please register on this website
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    18 July 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    *TBC
    ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THE 18TH JULY*** Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    11 July 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    POSTPONED DUE TO WORLD CUP MATCH - Remap custom-makes equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives. Find out more about the successful work of Remap and how to get involved.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 July 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    04 July 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    RAF Brize Norton - Oxfordshire
    Visit the A400M Atlas maintenance facility at RAF Brize Norton. This is a chance to see the RAF’s newest transport aircraft and the maintenance facilities. Refreshments will not be provided but after the visit it is planned to stop at a local pub
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    23 June 2018 00:00 to 23:59
    *TBC
    Take part in the International Women in Engineering Day 2018. How will you get involved?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    21 June 2018 16:30 to 19:00
    Becton Dickinson, Belliver Way - Plymouth
    Women in STEM Plymouth's next quarterly networking event will be held at Becton Dickinson and will involve a short tour of the venue.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    15 June 2018 10:30 to 12:30
    Levant Road - Cornwall
    This is the 119th Engineering Heritage Award being awarded by the IMechE. Levant Mine would like to invite the local IMechE membership and the general public to this prestigious celebration. The unveiling will be performed by IMechE Representative, John Challenger, IMechE Cornwall Representative, along with Ian Marsh, the General Manager for the West Cornwall portfolio in the National Trust and Ron Flaxman, Trevithick Society Member and dedicated volunteer at Levant Mine and Beam Engine.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 June 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Devonport Energy from Waste Facility - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 June 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    05 June 2018 00:00 to 10 June 2018 23:59
    *TBC
    Cheltenham Science Festival - Exhibitions, Talks, Practical Events. How will you get involved?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    30 May 2018 19:00 to 20:00
    Teleconference - Contact organiser for details
    Monthly area committee meeting. If you would like to get involved in the committee and help us organise local talks, visits and events then please get in touch, you will be most welcome!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Energy from Waste Facility tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    24 May 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Devonport Energy from Waste Facility - Plymouth
    Join the IMechE Devon and Cornwall Committee for an in depth tour of the new Energy from Waste plant located in Devonport, Plymouth. The visit will be two fold, a presentation about how the plant operates followed by a tour of the facility.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    23 May 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    Wessex Water - Bristol
    Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel are proud to announce a technical visit to Wessex Water's waste processing plant. This tour is a must for engineers working in process related industries or for those who just want to see real world engineering in action!
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    22 May 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    Lecture Theatre 1N05 - Bristol
    Find the right route for you to professional registration, at all levels, with Alan King Business Develop Manager.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    20 May 2018 13:00 to 16:00
    Aerospace Bristol - Bristol
    Join this guided tour to Aerospace Bristol for your chance to travel through the decades of Bristol’s aviation. Your journey takes you from the beginnings of the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company in 1910 all the way through to the modern day, where you will explore cutting-edge technology, and look ahead to an exciting future, discovering how the next generation of engineers will continue to push aerospace technology to new heights and reach for the stars.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    17 May 2018 10:00 to 14:00
    Reading Depot
    Daytime visit to brand new wheel lathe installed in the existing Reading depot, pre-booking ESSENTIAL Please register on this website
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    16 May 2018 18:00 to 19:30
    EDF Energy
    Harnessing a major scientific breakthrough and the latest technology, Moltex Energy are developing radically better nuclear reactors to safely, cleanly and economically power the planet in the 21st century.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    15 May 2018 19:00 to 22:00
    The Kings Head - Bristol
    A part of the Pint of Science events taking place across Bristol in May, this event on transport for the future is organised by the IMechE.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 May 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 May 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    08 May 2018 18:00 to 21:00
    Leonardo Works - Yeovil
    In May 2001 a national program was created for the application of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) in Great Britain. This program has been included and updated in cross industry work to form part of the national operation strategy, led by Network Rail.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    30 April 2018 18:30 to 21:00
    Room 004 - Exeter
    The Bloodhound Story and the importance of inspiration for global education.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    27 April 2018 00:00 to 28 April 2018 00:00
    Tropicana (Weston-super-Mare) - Weston-super-Mare
    Celebrate the Year of the Engineer by helping to enthuse the next generation. Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Brownie or Cub packs etc. to visit the IMechE stand in Zone 2 of the Big Bang at Weston. Get your hands on our working models made using everyday household objects – motorised vehicles, fairground rides, vibrating brush monsters, fan boats, programmable models and many more.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    25 April 2018 17:45 to 19:45
    Product Assessment & Reliability Centre LTD - Bideford
    The IMechE Devon and Cornwall area committee would like to welcome you to a facility tour of Product Assessment and Reliability Centre (PARC) LTD based in Bideford, North Devon. This visit will be two fold whereby we will have a presentation about PARC, followed by a tour of the facility and subject to current workload there may be a short demonstration.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    25 April 2018 14:00 to 16:00
    UWE Room Number 2Q42 - Bristol
    Help inspire and enthuse more children about STEM. This event consists of a lecture on STEM engagement followed by a practical workshop in which participants will construct their own vibrating brush monster, whilst learning how to conduct the activity in class. Class packs of materials will be provided for participants to run the activity in a primary school of their choice.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    23 April 2018 18:00 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    WHERE: Queen’s Building, University of Bristol - Bristol WHEN: 23rd April 2018, 6pm for a 6:30pm start WHO: All members and non-members welcome, no tickets required.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    19 April 2018 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    The 27km Large Hadron Collider (LHC), situated 150 metres under the Swiss-French boarder at CERN near Geneva, is the World's most powerful particle accelerator.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    18 April 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - St Peter Port, Guernsey
    The 27km Large Hadron Collider (LHC), situated 150 metres under the Swiss-French boarder at CERN near Geneva, is the World's most powerful particle accelerator.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    18 April 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Devonport Energy from Waste Facility - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    18 April 2018 12:00 to 14:00
    Severn Trent Water Ltd - CHELTENHAM
    See event description for full details...
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    17 April 2018 19:00 to 22:00
    White Hart pub - Wroughton, Swindon
    A brief AGM followed by refreshments and a game of pub skittles
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 April 2018 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    AGM of the Railway Division South Western centre followed by presentation on the engineering and commercial challenges of life extension of existing rolling stock
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 April 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    UWE - Students' Union Building Meeting Room 2 - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    22 March 2018 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    Atlantis is a global developer of renewable energy projects with more than 1,000 megawatts in various stages of development including the world’s flagship tidal stream project, MeyGen, the first phase of which will soon be delivered into commercial operation in Scotland A tidal stream project of up to 398MW at an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    21 March 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - St Peter Port, Guernsey
    Atlantis is a global developer of renewable energy projects with more than 1,000 megawatts in various stages of development including the world’s flagship tidal stream project, MeyGen, the first phase of which will soon be delivered into commercial operation in Scotland A tidal stream project of up to 398MW at an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    20 March 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Graphene and 2D Materials Take Off - Joint Lecture with RAeS (Update 16/03/18: Event now confirmed)
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    15 March 2018 19:00 to 21:00
    Centek Limited - Newton Abbot
    Centek is based in Newton Abbot, Devon, where it designs, manufactures and tests equipment for the Oil and Gas industry. Their main focus is the manufacture and development of bow spring Centralisers that are used to retain steel casing pipes centrally within the drilled bore hole of both on-shore and off-shore rigs.The production facilities in the UK (and its sister plant in the US) are run using lean manufacturing principles and with an unwavering focus on repeatability.
    Industry: Coal / Oil / Gas
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 March 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 March 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Portland Square Stonehouse Lecture Theatre - Plymouth
    The IMechE Devon and Cornwall area committee would like to invite you for an exciting evening lecture on Synthetic Biology and Bio-Nanomechanics, in particular Engineering and Design with Biology. There will be a networking opportunity after this event and potentially some examples of things that have been developed using synthetic biology.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    12 March 2018 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    One of the highlights of the year; Young Engineers (typically with less than 10 years experience) will present their papers, in competition with each other. If you would like to take part and submit a paper please contact m.james4@ntlworld.com
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    09 March 2018 00:00 to 18 March 2018 23:59
    *TBC
    Take part in the UK’s biggest celebration of science. How will you get involved?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 March 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    Royal Western Yacht Club - Plymouth
    Our Annual General Meeting, at which we will hold elections for officers of the committee. Details of the elections can be found on our "Committee" pages.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    08 March 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    This is the 115th Engineering Heritage Award being awarded by the IMechE. Safran Landing Systems would like to invite the local IMechE membership and general public to this prestigious celebration at 18.00pm on Thursday, March 8. The unveiling will be performed by IMechE Representative, Mr John Wood, Chair of the Heritage Committee and Past President of the IMechE.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    06 March 2018 19:30 to 21:30
    EDF Energy
    The problem of plastic waste hit the headlines in 2017 and the story continues to unfold in 2018. What are the technical solutions to plastic waste, how can it be recycled?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    06 March 2018 19:00 to 19:20
    EDF Energy
    AGM - All welcome. The committee seeks new members and new ideas for events.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    21 February 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    17 February 2018 12:00 to 14:00
    Moor Beer Co - Bristol
    Bath and Bristol Young Members Panel would like to invite to tour the craft beer brewery Moor Beer Co right in the heart of Bristol. Come and join us for a social event!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 February 2018 18:30 to 20:00
    Royal Western Yacht Club - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    07 February 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    ** Date changed to Wednesday 7th Feb. ** Additive Manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D Printing has the ability to produce parts with freedom of geometry and enabling the operator to fully control the production process chain. We predict that in five years ahead, the prospect of Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing (FGAM) will enable us to focus on material-centric fabrication by highlighting the structure-property relationship.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 February 2018 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Joint event with IET. Robert Phillpotts from TE Connectivity explains the ‘mystery’ of what goes on between the pantograph and the traction transformer, how the equipment has evolved and the latest innovations being applied to this aspect of train design.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    01 February 2018 19:30 to 22:00
    The White Harte - Bristol
    Careers and Beers gives you an opportunity to engage with recent graduates from engineering companies in the Bristol area.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Joint Institution Pub Quiz 2018    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Competition event
    01 February 2018 18:30 to 21:00
    Marina Bar - Plymouth
    Come and join the IMechE, RINA and IMarEST for a joint institution pub quiz!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    31 January 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Cranfield University (Shrivenham)
    A talk on the Natural Environment Research (NERC) MST Radar Facility at Aberystwyth, which is an atmospheric science field station.This talk will use sky-camera images and sequences to illustrate the significance of some particular cloud types.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Competition event
    31 January 2018 00:00 to 00:00
    Online Submission
    Western Aerospace Centre 2017 Prize. Prize competition deadline is 31st January 2018, and the paper presentation evening is planned for April 2018.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 January 2018 19:00 to 21:00
    Room 2Q49 Frenchay Campus, UWE - Bristol
    Prof Mark Gillan explains how Wavepower used modelling, simulation and other techniques from industries such as Formula 1 to fast-track development of their Wave Energy Conversion device.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    18 January 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
    Joint Event with IET. The talk will cover why Swansea Bay was chosen as the site, the layout and functioning of the lagoon, how it will be constructed and how the turbines will be installed and commissioned. **IET booking page shows event fully booked, if you attend without booking there may be no seats available. **
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    17 January 2018 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    17 January 2018 13:30 to 16:00
    Room 004 - Exeter
    Today, working hard to support our 111,000 members, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is the market leader among professional engineering bodies. It is a go-ahead organisation with global reach that truly represents and reflects the profession: encouraging professional registration and long-term career development. We encourage high profile education initiatives, which inspire the next generation to work in engineering.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 January 2018 00:00 to 19 January 2018 00:00
    *TBC
    Safety culture requires an atmosphere in which individuals are not unduly punished or blamed for their mistakes. This is an ideal which is difficult to achieve in practice; when things really do go wrong, people’s reaction is often to protect themselves by pointing the finger of blame at others.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    15 January 2018 17:45 to 20:00
    Dartmouth Visitor Centre - Dartmouth
    The Dartmouth Newcomen Engine was awarded an IMechE Heritage Award in October 2017. Now, the Dartmouth Visitor Centre, Newcomen Society and IMechE Devon and Cornwall Area Committee invite you to visit this exciting piece of history that has been underappreciated for decades.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 January 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Devonport Energy from Waste Facility - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    03 January 2018 17:15 to 19:00
    Davidson House - Reading
    Cliff Perry reprises his personal perspective of the performance of the UK railway, presented in his inimitable manner. Joint event with PWI Thames Valley
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    12 December 2017 19:00 to 21:00
    Alumni Auditorium - Exeter
    Come and join us at this fun and interactive talk where you’ll learn about how lifeboats are designed to withstand the worst conditions the sea can throw at them as well as the equipment that lifeboat crews use to protect them from the elements .
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 December 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 December 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    11 December 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Peter Bennett introduces the local preserved railway, explains their problems and solutions and plans for the future. Please note the change of speaker from the printed programme, Alan Bielby is unable to join us, but we have a very able replacement in Peter Bennett. Followed by complementary hot buffet
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    07 December 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Room 2B 205 (UWE) - Bristol
    What is the history of Airfix? How did it rise to become Britain’s most prolific toy manufacturer, and how does it survive today in a vastly different toy market? How does the company use the latest cutting edge methods to research and produce the current generation of market-leading model aircraft? And what models are coming in the future, for Santa Claus to put under your tree next year? Book via IET web site
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 December 2017 17:00 to 20:00
    University of Exeter - Cornwall
    Sean and Zaid will provide an overview of the background to the work and details of the technical challenges encountered along with the solutions developed for Postharvest food loss reduction. Sean will also provide insight into the commercial and humanitarian plans for the future This event is in association with the IMechE's Food and Drink Engineering Committee and the IMechE Energy, Environment and Sustainability Group. FREE MULLED WINE AND MINCE PIES TO HELP NETWORKING AFTER THE TALK
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    06 December 2017 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: Technical lecture
    22 November 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    University of West of England - Bristol
    Lecture by Andy Penrose explaining the exciting new Hitachi IET and the plans for its mobilisation. There will be a Careers Fair before the lecture, commencing at 17.00. Following the lecture there will be complementary beer and pizza for attendees.
    Industry: Railway
  • Applied Automation Site Visit    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    22 November 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Applied Automation Ltd - Plymouth
    Join the IMechE Devon and Cornwall Committee for an in depth tour of Applied Automation's factory based in Plymouth. The visit will be two fold, a presentation about Applied Automation followed by a tour of the facility.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 November 2017 17:00 to 21:00
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    Ariel the company so far known only for its lightweights is making the jump to hyperspace. Let’s start with the numbers: 1,180bhp, 1,327lb ft of torque, 0-100mph in 3.8secs, 155mph top speed and a 1,500kg kerbweight. It’s powered by four electric motors, each of which delivers the same power as a supercharged Type R, yet tiny, around 330mm in diameter. Besides a 42kWh battery pack running 680 V, it sports a range extender turbine that runs at 120,000rpm, at 35kw charging the battery pack
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 November 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    BAWA - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    06 November 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    East Pool Mine - Redruth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines. This will be our first committee meeting in Cornwall and the committee are more than willing to car share with anyone who would like to come along. Please contact Lauren who's details are at the bottom of the event page.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    02 November 2017 18:00 to 21:00
    Leonardo Works - Yeovil
    The talk will cover the basic concepts and attraction of fusion as an energy source. It will go on to review the activities at the UKAEA at developing fusion as a technology, including the Joint European Torus.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    01 November 2017 16:30 to 19:00
    Room 1 N05 - Bristol
    Do you want to engage audiences at public events but don’t know where to get started? This workshop is aimed at engineers who want to develop their communication skills ready to meet new audiences at festivals, science centres and community events. The workshop will help engineers to understand public audiences and events, design a suitable activity, and plan out their engagement opportunities.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    23 October 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    New railway division chairman Richard McClean gives his chairman's address which will consider the appropriate role of engineering and engineers in contributing to the future railway industry in a complex and changing world
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Official visit
    21 October 2017 14:30 to 16:00
    Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre - Dartmouth
    This is the 110th Engineering Heritage Award being awarded by the IMechE. The event is organised to coincide with the Dartmouth Food Festival. Dartmouth Visitor Centre would like to invite the local IMechE membership to this prestigious celebration at the Dartmouth Newcomen Engine at 2.30pm on Saturday October 21. The unveiling will be performed by Past President of IMechE, Andrew Ives jointly with the Mayor of Dartmouth Cllr Richard Cooke and will be followed by a short reception in the centre.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 October 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 October 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Services Design Solution - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 October 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Swindon College - Swindon
    JOINT EVENT WITH IET Andrew Lawrence will introduce will introduce formal methods and describe how they are applied to automatically check the correctness of real world train control systems
    Industry: Railway
  • Brittany Ferry Tours    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Professional development event
    05 October 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Brittany Ferries - Plymouth
    An exciting opportunity to see behind the scenes at Brittany Ferries Plymouth Ferry Port, the tour will be led by the knowledgeable and experienced Port Operations Manager Steve Lawrie, who will take us around the behind the scenes areas of a visiting cruise ship! We are limited to 15 spaces for this event but we will take reserve bookings, please use the contact details below to book a reserve slot.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    04 October 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    UWE - Room 2Q42 - Bristol
    Want to enthuse children about engineering but not sure how to go about it? Come and find out how some fun, engaging design and build projects can be used to inspire the next generation.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    04 October 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    UWE - Room 2Q42 - Bristol
    Want to enthuse children about engineering but not sure how to go about it? Come and find out how some fun, engaging design and build projects can be used to inspire the next generation.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    02 October 2017 19:00 to 21:00
    Room 1.11 Merchant Venturer's Building - Bristol
    Robert Piechocki explains how with infrastructure supervised connectivity and sensing, Connected Autonomous Vehicles will enhance road safety and traffic flows; and resolve intersection contention. Book via IET website
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    02 October 2017 19:00 to 20:30
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    Tim’s lecture “Future Wing Development” will cover the Airbus business today, challenges going forward and Wing Technology development activities. Followed by buffet food and networking opportunities.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    27 September 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Room A - TAunton
    The introduction of Digital Railway presents an unparalleled opportunity to develop innovative approaches to the use of technology for both the management and delivery of Britan's Railways.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    21 September 2017 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    Colin Froude (Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force Retd) will talk about the challenges associated with testing large aircraft. Drawing on his flying experience, Colin will describe the origins of the Heavy Aircraft Test and Evaluation Squadron which is based at Boscombe Down. Colin will also discuss the Squadron’s roles which include testing modifications, R&D work and Met Research Flights.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    20 September 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - Guernsey
    Colin Froude (Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force Retd) will talk about the challenges associated with testing large aircraft. Drawing on his flying experience, Colin will describe the origins of the Heavy Aircraft Test and Evaluation Squadron which is based at Boscombe Down. Colin will also discuss the Squadron’s roles which include testing modifications, R&D work and Met Research Flights.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 September 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    Steve Baker presents the problems, solutions and successes of this new railway line, giving a new alternative route from Oxford to London
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    17 September 2017 07:30 to 17:00
    Castle Combe Circuit - Chippenham
    Greenpower’s Castle Combe event for the schools’ electric car design and racing project is running again. This is the 12th year we have supported this event, one of the most popular in the Greenpower schedule with almost 100 cars racing. The event is a great way to encourage pupils to consider a career in engineering whilst having a good day out. To make the day successful we need help scrutineering, marshalling, prize judging and more. Spectators/families are also welcome, it is free entry.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Social event
    16 September 2017 10:00 to 16:00
    Commercial Wharf - PLYMOUTH
    Build a boat out of nothing but a few sheets of cardboard and some sticky tape, then sail it around our course in Plymouth harbour!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    16 September 2017 07:30 to 18:00
    Commercial Wharf - PLYMOUTH
    The hugely popular and wildly exciting Cardboard Boat Race returns for 2017 and we need volunteers to support this event throughout the day!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 September 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 September 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Devonport Energy from Waste Facility - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    29 August 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Mount Batten Water Sports Centre - Plymouth
    The Devon and Cornwall Area IMechE committee are having a social! You are all invited to a 2 hour stand up paddle boarding session at the Mount Batten Water Sports Centre in Plymouth. Followed by some drinks and possibly food!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 August 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Services Design Solution - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    26 July 2017 17:00 to 20:00
    Great Western Society DIDCOT
    Traditional summer visit and steam train rides, pre-booking ESSENTIAL PLEASE NOTE THE DATE NOW CONFIRMED AS 26 JULY 2017
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 July 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Services Design Solution - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 July 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    The West Gate Pub - Bath
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Energy from Waste Facility tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    06 July 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Devonport Energy from Waste Facility - Plymouth
    Join the IMechE Devon and Cornwall Committee for an in depth tour of the new Energy from Waste plant located in Devonport, Plymouth. The visit will be two fold, a presentation about how the plant operates followed by a tour of the facility.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    29 June 2017 15:45 to 19:30
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - Reception - Didcot
    A limited number of places are available for a guided tour to the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source at Harwell - A world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. This will be followed by refreshments and lectures. A further 30 places are available for just the lectures (starting at 18:00).
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    26 June 2017 14:00 to 16:00
    UWE Room Number 2Q42 - Bristol
    Engineers are sought to run a fun engineering activity in a primary school of your choice. Volunteers will design, build and test their own fan boat and learn how to conduct the activity in class. Class packs will be provided. Pre-booking essential.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Workshop
    26 June 2017 14:00 to 16:00
    Room 2Q42 (University of the West of England) - Bristol
    Engineers are sought to run a fun engineering activity in a primary school of your choice. Volunteers will design, build and test their own fan boat and learn how to conduct the activity in class. Class packs will be provided. Pre-booking essential. Industry: Cross-sector
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 June 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 June 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Tavy Lodge Scout Hut - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Centrica Langage Power Plant    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Professional development event
    07 June 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Langage Energy Centre
    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Devon & Cornwall Area Committee would like to invite you to a technical visit of Langage Power Station. Rated at 895MW, it is one of the most efficient gas-fired power generators of its type in the world. This two part event will start with a presentation about the company, followed by a tour of Langage Power Station with Centrica Engineers.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Workshop
    06 June 2017 10:00 to 15:30
    Bailbrook House - Bath
    This one-day workshop is a joint academic and industry event providing talks, demonstrations and research results. The target audience is for industries that utilise or would like to benefit from exploiting their digital assets. The workshop is suitable for all industry sectors.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    06 June 2017 10:00 to 14:00
    Hitachi Stoke Gifford Depot - Bristol
    Visit to brand new depot, pre-booking ESSENTIAL More details as spaces are very limited. Details of meeting arrangements available from the secretary
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Conference
    24 May 2017 09:00 to 17:00
    UWE Business School - Bristol
    The Chartered Management Institute in partnership with professional institutions in the south west is offering a though-provoking environment to network, develop professionally and to learn from each other
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    17 May 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    An opportunity to hear informed opinion on the subject of Autonomous Vehicles; the progress we have made and the challenges which lie ahead.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    17 May 2017 19:00 to 21:00
    The Greenbank Pub - Easton
    A part of the Pint of Science events taking place across Bristol in May, this event on 3D printing is organised by the IMechE
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    17 May 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Leonado Works - Yeovil
    Over the next few years the Great Western Railway will see a rolling stock transformation with the introduction of new Electric Multiple Units in the Thames valley and new bi-mode Hitachi Intercity Express Trains for use on long distance services.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 May 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    10 May 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    EDF Energy
    The way we are generating and using electricity is vastly changing, what will it look like in 2050? Come join the discussion with a panel of industry experts n the future of the UK power industry.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 May 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Royal Western Yacht Club - Plymouth
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 May 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    AGM of the Railway Division South Western centre followed by presentation on the future new rolling stock for the new north of England franchise
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    04 May 2017 20:00 to 04 February 2017 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    Wind power is presently one of the fastest growing forms of electrical generation. Offshore wind represents the most technically challenging phase of this power exploitation. Recent bid prices for offshore wind farms show that the cost of these developments is reducing. Prof David Infield will provide an overview of this exciting technology.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    03 May 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - St Peter Port, Guernsey
    Wind power is presently one of the fastest growing forms of electrical generation. Offshore wind represents the most technically challenging phase of this power exploitation. Recent bid prices for offshore wind farms show that the cost of these developments is reducing. Prof David Infield will provide an overview of this exciting technology.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    02 May 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Chancellor's Building, Room 2.6 - Bath
    Dr Helen Meese, discusses the work of biomedical engineers within the NHS, their contribution to creating cost-effective and safe healthcare solutions and the opportunities to access this wealth of technological expertise.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    26 April 2017 18:30 to 22:30
    White Hart pub - Wroughton, Swindon
    A brief AGM followed by refreshments and a game of pub skittles
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    24 April 2017 18:00 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    WHERE: Queen’s Building, University of Bristol - Bristol WHEN: 24th April 2017, 6pm for a 6:30pm start WHO: All members and non-members welcome, no tickets required.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    18 April 2017 19:00 to 20:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Gloucester Area AGM, Starting at 7pm
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 April 2017 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
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