Past Events

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  • 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
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    11 April 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    University of Exeter (Room 004) - Exeter
    Founded in 1992, AnTech operates globally across two divisions and provides products and services to the upstream oil and gas industry. On the Products side of the business, AnTech offers patented and innovative products in the areas of permanent monitoring, data acquisition, coiled tubing and downhole tools. In addition,
    Industry: Coal / Oil / Gas
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 April 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    The Waterfront - Plymouth
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 April 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    Engineer Graham Nicholas explains the developments of this exciting project to resurrect a brand new steam locomotive based on Sir Nigel Gresley’s original design
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    06 April 2017 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    In his talk, Ray Makin (Chairman, Atelier MB) will discuss all aspects of conservation based design on Listed Buildings and within Conservation Areas.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Brittany Ferry Tours    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Professional development event
    06 April 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: Talk or debate
    05 April 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - St Peter Port, Guernsey
    In his talk, Ray Makin (Chairman, Atelier MB) will discuss all aspects of conservation based design on Listed Buildings and within Conservation Areas.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    05 April 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Small Modular Reactors - lecture will provide information on reactor design and look at how the UK could benefit from SMR deployment in the mid-2020s and the way in which SMRs could contribute to the UK’s future energy mix.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Clifton Bridge - Hard Hat Tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    05 April 2017 18:00 to 21:30
    Clifton Bridge - Bristol
    A tour of the vaults inside one of the towers of Clifton Suspension Bridge!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    28 March 2017 18:00 to 29 March 2017 15:00
    Various
    Alan King, Area Business Development Manager will be visiting Plymouth on the 28th and 29th March.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Seminar
    23 March 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    The use of fossil fuels to power transportation rightly means that action has to be taken if we are to avoid climate change. The lecture discusses the scale of the challenge, some of the alternatives to the incumbent technology, whether these are practical to implement within the economic model, and postulates an alternative scenario which will also allow decarbonization of petrochemicals and other transport modes. The conclusion reached, however, may not be entirely in line with current policy
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    22 March 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    B Block – Room 4B031 - Bristol
    Discussions are taking place at IMECHE headquarters regarding how Professional Engineering Institutions are set up, operate and interact and whether more collaboration is required to get the engineering message and perspective across to government and the wider public. This event has been arranged to give regional members and guests the opportunity to add their voices to the discussion and raise issues that are pertinent to the grass route membership.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    21 March 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Learn about the application of drones for monitoring hazardous environments, including Fukushima and other industrial environments. Joint event with the RAeS. Refreshements from 7pm. Lecture Starts 7:30pm.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Competition event
    20 March 2017 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.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    16 March 2017 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    uring this talk Roger Hewitt will give a brief introduction to Crossrail and he will then move on to discuss the station design, the wider challenges that had to be overcome during the design process, and the construction of the top down station box itself.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    16 March 2017 18:00 to 21:00
    Leonado Works - Yeovil
    'Driverless cars' seem set to be in the vanguard of those significantly safety critical and physically instantiated 'Robotics and Autonomous Systems" (RAS) that will be "let out in public", i.e., generally available for purchase as affordable commercial items. devices to reach the marketplace.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    15 March 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    The West Gate Pub - Bath
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    15 March 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - St Peter Port, Guernsey
    uring this talk Roger Hewitt will give a brief introduction to Crossrail and he will then move on to discuss the station design, the wider challenges that had to be overcome during the design process, and the construction of the top down station box itself.
    Industry: Railway
  • Applied Automation Site Visit    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    15 March 2017 18:00 to 19:30
    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: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 March 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    Our Annual General Meeting, at which we will hold elections for officers of the committee. Details of the elections can be found on our "Committee" pages.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    28 February 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 1N05 - Bristol
    Find the right route for you to professional registration, at all levels, with Alan King Business Develop Manager.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    22 February 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    Highways England introduced mandatory variable speed limits on the M25 in 1995 between J10 and J11 to improve traffic flow. Since then the technology has been refined and variable speed settings are now widely used across the motorway network to improve safety and increase traffic flow
    Industry: Automobile
  • Energy from Waste Facility tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    22 February 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 lecture
    13 February 2017 17:00 to 20:00
    Cardiff University School of Engineering - Cardiff
    Anthea Dolman-Gair of Network Rail, explains the problems and innovative solutions for integrating modern technology into Victorian infrastructure.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    09 February 2017 20:00 to 22:00
    Pomme d’Or Hotel - St Helier, Jersey
    In his talk Graham Pay (Commander, Royal Navy Retd) will discuss the evolution of the gas turbine
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 February 2017 18:30 to 20:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 February 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
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    08 February 2017 19:30 to 21:00
    Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - St Peter Port, Guernsey
    In his talk Graham Pay (Commander, Royal Navy Retd) will discuss the evolution of the gas turbine
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Competition event
    31 January 2017 22:00 to 23:00
    *TBC
    Western Aerospace Centre 2017 Prize Prize competition deadline is 31st January 2017. Paper presentation evening is planned for April 2017.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    25 January 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    British Ceramic Tile LTD - Newton Abbot
    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Devon & Cornwall Area Committee would like to invite you to a technical visit of the British Ceramic Tile Factory based in Heathfield, Newton Abbot. The tour is scheduled to take 1.5 - 2 hours. Please arrive for 16:45 on the day for a prompt 17:00 start.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Social event
    18 January 2017 17:30 to 21:30
    White Lion Bar - Bristol
    A tour of Clifton Suspension Bridge followed by a networking curry at the Blue Raj NOTE: Please pay on the day
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    18 January 2017 17:00 to 21:00
    Horizon Nuclear Power - Gloucester
    Horizon will be hosting an event on Wednesday 18th January 2016 to enlighten young engineers what it takes to get chartered in the Nuclear Industry. Featuring guest speakers from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Nuclear Institute (NI). Chartered engineers from the industry will be available to provide informal advice on the route to chartered status, reflecting on their experience.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    18 January 2017 17:00 to 21:00
    Horizon Nuclear Power - Gloucester
    Event aimed at enlightening young engineers on what it takes to get chartered in the Nuclear Industry. Featuring guest speakers.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 January 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
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    11 January 2017 10:30 to 14:30
    National Oceanography Centre - Hampshire
    The Swindon Area IMechE has arranged to visit the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, Southampton, which hosts a community of innovative companies developing technology for platforms, components and sub-systems in order to develop the next generation of marine autonomous and robotics systems.
    Industry: Offshore engineering
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    04 January 2017 17:00 to 20:00
    Davidson House - Reading
    Joint event with PWI Choosing the Right Trackform for a High Speed Railway
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    16 December 2016 17:30 to 19:30
    School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 1 - Bristol
    From the very mundane to the very hot and the very cold: this talk will take you from hair gel to a hydrogen explosion in sixty minutes via more than a dozen chemistry demonstrations. Explore the importance, fascination, beauty and FUN of science and chemistry.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    08 December 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    The Forum Lecture Theatre - Exeter
    Paraphrasing that famous line from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Research Engineer and science broadcaster Rhys Phillips will look at the phenomenon of lightning in a light hearted and informative talk suitable for the whole family.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    07 December 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Room 018, Babbage Building - Plymouth
    Free seminar given by Aro PR and Marketing who specialise in composites, science and engineering. The session will include a mix of theory, practical tips, worked problems and developing solutions to the marketing challenges facing participants.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    07 December 2016 18:30 to 21:30
    DEYA Brewing Company - Cheltenham
    Prospect of Fusion Energy, Christmas Lecture and Networking Event. (Joint event, please see poster for event supporters)
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Social event
    06 December 2016 17:30 to 20:30
    Bristol Blue Glass - Bristol
    Get in the Christmas spirit by blowing your own Christmas bauble out of the famous Bristol Blue Glass!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 December 2016 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Cliff Perry presents his take on a safe railway and how it is achieved, suitable for all - with audience participation quizzes. Followed by complementary hot buffet
    Industry: Railway
  • Fakes and Forgeries    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical lecture
    30 November 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Cranfield University (Shrivenham)
    An evening lecture on the science behind detecting "Fakes and Forgeries" by one of the country's leading forensic experts on the subject, Professor Andrew Shortland.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    23 November 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Devonport Lecture Theatre - Plymouth
    The Institute of Mechanical Engineers Devon and Cornwall Area Committee would like to invite you to a two fold CPD event. Firstly Samantha Ansell the STEM Manager for Education Business Partnership-South West will give a presentation on STEM. This will then be followed by a presentation about the IMechE from Alan King, our Area Business Development Executive. Finally there will be an opportunity to network following the event.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 November 2016 19:00 to 21:30
    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
    This talk will examine aspects of one of the of the largest engineering projects in the UK - the Network Rail electrification one of Britains' oldest and busiest railways.
    Industry: Railway
  • Clifton Rocks Railway Tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    16 November 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel are pleased to announce a fantastic tour of the Clifton Rocks Railway!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    16 November 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    The P2SLC will build the 7th member of the Gresley P2 class steam locomotives, No. 2007, Prince of Wales. The project will demonstrate how the most powerful class of express passenger steam locomotives to operate in the UK can be fully realised. It will use modern computer design and modelling techniques to enable it to deliver its true potential hauling passenger trains at high speed across the national network.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    16 November 2016 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: Careers & education
    16 November 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Building Q, Room 2Q42 - Bristol
    IMechE is looking for members to run a fun engineering activity in primary schools to enthuse the next generation. Volunteers will design, build and test their own fan boat and learn how to conduct the activity in class. Class packs sponsored by HQ will be available to take away.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    16 November 2016 14:00 to 16:00
    Building Q, Room 2Q42 - Bristol
    IMechE is looking for members to run a fun engineering activity in primary schools to enthuse the next generation. Volunteers will design, build and test their own fan boat and learn how to conduct the activity in class. Class packs sponsored by HQ will be available to take away.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 November 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 November 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The West Gate Pub - Bath
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    07 November 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    Exchange Building - Cornwall
    We will be engaging with experts from across the region to come together and share their expertise on the different technologies and industries. This opportunity will engage the audience with a chance for a healthy debate on a topic which can divide opinions.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 November 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Four engineers who were/are involved in this iconic British engineering masterpiece present their view on the past present and future of the HST
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    02 November 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel are pleased to announce a fantastic tour of the Clifton Rocks Railway!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    27 October 2016 16:45 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 area's of a visiting cruise ship!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 October 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Bath
    Elastomers, metals and plastics combine complimentary properties to give extremely useful products that deliver a wide range of functions in a diverse variety of applications. The talk will illustrate, with specific examples, the unique properties of rubbers combined with engineering principals, in ingenious and sophisticated ways in a diverse range of products.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 October 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Garden Court (Building 40), UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON - Southampton
    New railway division chairman Richard East gives his chairman’s address which will illustrate how engineers can contribute to a successful railway industry of the future. Click on event title for more information and details of how to get to the University.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    19 October 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Harrison Building - Exeter
    The presentation will provide an overview of helicopter rotor blade construction evolution from the first days of rotary wing flight up to present day, and review possible future technologies
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 October 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Pugsley Lecture Theatre - Bristol
    2016 Prestige Lecture
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 October 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Additive Manufacturing: Revolutionising Aviation Manufacture and Design Additive Manufacturing (AM) is changing the face of aircraft design and GKN Aerospace is at the forefront of transforming the technology from theory to flying parts. Whereas conventional manufacturing approaches typically form a component by removing material, AM builds parts layer by layer. This enables previously impossible designs to be made and increases control of material molecular structure.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    15 October 2016 00:00 to 00:00
    Cellar Bar - SIDMOUTH
    Autonomy in the context of a car implies that the decisions taken by the embedded software in the car’s control system will be sufficiently intelligent to recognise events on the road, which we, as drivers, may deal with out of experience, intuition or anticipation. Designers of autonomous cars still have a lot of work to do. This talk will take place on 15/10/16 NOT 16/09/16 as originally advertised
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    13 October 2016 18:15 to 21:00
    BLOODHOUND SSC Unit 3 - Bristol
    Enjoy a guided tour of the workshop, see the Bloodhound up close and receive full briefing on the BLOODHOUND Project.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 October 2016 18:00 to 18:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 October 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 October 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Swindon College - Swindon
    Joint event with IET Swindon. The biggest upgrade to Brunel's railway, the electrification of the Great Western Mainline includes new technologies in OLE, Distribution and Construction, and the challenges and interfaces that any major programme faces. PLEASE NOTE EVENT LOCATION IS SWINDON COLLEGE
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    29 September 2016 16:45 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 area's of a visiting cruise ship!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    28 September 2016 18:15 to 21:00
    BLOODHOUND SSC Unit 3 - Bristol
    Enjoy a guided tour of the workshop, see the Bloodhound up close and receive full briefing on the BLOODHOUND Project.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    25 September 2016 07:30 to 17:00
    Castle Combe Circuit - Chippenham
    Dear members, this is a call for scrutineers and general volunteers to support this established schools engineering project for a day of racing electric cars at Castle Combe. This is a great way to encourage pupils to consider a career in engineering and a good day out. IMechE members have supported this event for many years. Booking via the Greenpower website
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    22 September 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    22 September 2016 16:45 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 area's of a visiting cruise ship!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    21 September 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    A scale solution ready to deploy. Tidal Lagoons represent a new asset class in Hydro Energy, offering a new application for proven marine hydro technology and renewable energy at nuclear scale.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 September 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    The presentation will review the development of braking technology from 1960’s to the present day and then hypothesise what the future systems will look like.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 September 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    11 September 2016 10:00 to 17:00
    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: Committee meeting or AGM
    17 August 2016 19:39 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 August 2016 18:30 to 19:30
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    30 July 2016 10:30 to 17:00
    Crofton Beam Engines - Marlborough
    Come and enjoy the power and majesty of the Crofton Beam Engines during one of their Steaming Days with the Swindon Area of the IMechE, on this family day out to remember.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    29 July 2016 09:30 to 15:30
    BAWA - Bristol
    All Engineers, who satisfy the academic and competence requirements, are not on MPDS and who wish to make an application for Professional Registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer should attend this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    27 July 2016 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 m.james4@ntlworld.com by Wednesday 20th July. Limited places please book early.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    16 July 2016 12:00 to 13:00
    Benjamin Perry Pontoon - Bristol
    Following the "success" of last year's event, come and take part in the Bath and Bristol Young Member Panel's cardboard boat race at Bristol Harbour Festival! Alternatively, volunteer to support this event by helping young chidren build their own miniature boat.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 July 2016 18:30 to 19:30
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 July 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 July 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    Imerys Par Moor Centre - Par
    Please join us for a technical lecture at Imerys Minerals in Par. Learn how mining has changed over the years and the technology advances.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 June 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Room 1 N05 - Bristol
    The lecture will highlight the current activities and future research areas in the National Composites Centre designed to deliver the National Composites Strategy
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    15 June 2016 10:10 to 12:30
    Honda Of The UK Manufacturing Ltd - Swindon
    A chance to tour the manufacturing facility at Honda Of The UK Manufacturing, Swindon.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Visit to Godwin Pumps    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    14 June 2016 01:30 to 16:00
    Godwin Pumps - Gloucestershire
    An afternoon tour of the Godwin Pumps facility and presentation on the history and product range of the company. 13:30 to 16:00
    Industry: Fluid machinery
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 June 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Teachers as Engineers CPD    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Careers & education
    09 June 2016 16:00 to 18:00
    Cheltenham Town Hall - Cheltenham
    The event is aimed at Primary school Teachers, enabling them to deliver an exciting science curriculum with engineering content. Caroline Alliston is to lead the practical event where teachers will learn how to construct models from readily accessible materials.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 June 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    07 June 2016 16:00 to 18:30
    Cheltenham Town Hall - Cheltenham
    The IMechE The Big Ideas Paper is to be presented to Secondary School headmasters and heads of science. This networking opportunity includes a panel discussion led by Peter Finegold the Education Theme lead from HQ IMechE.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    07 June 2016 10:00 to 12 June 2016 17:00
    Cheltenham Town Hall - Cheltenham
    Come to the Cheltenham Science Festival and visit the IMechE stand in the Discovery Zone promoting engineering as a career of first choice. A great day out with a full programme of events to be found at www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science Booking via IMechE is not required. Events should be booked via the festival box office
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    07 June 2016 09:45 to 11 May 2016 15:15
    St Andrews Church - Cheltenham
    Workshop as part of Secondary Schools Programme within the Cheltenham Science Festival. Graduates and Apprentices introduce KS3 pupils to the challenges of engineering support required to sustain human life on Mars
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    01 June 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Alverton Hotel - Truro
    The start of a new and exciting Cornwall Committee for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The event will be held at the Alverton Hotel with a guest speaker from Bristow Group who specailse in State of the Art Search and Rescue. There will be a FREE hot buffet and Cream Teas provided after the presentation Afterwards, enjoy a casual drink with our speakers, do a spot of casual networking, and find out more about the IMechE in Devon and Cornwall.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 May 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    University of West of England - Bristol
    Dr Steve Wright looks at how an aircraft’s avionics and their associated sensor/actuator systems can fail (and they do fail), and how these systems are designed to be resilient to these failures in hardware, software and architecture. The talk will include practical examples from aircraft industry history and Steve’s own experience.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    18 May 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 May 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    Come and join us for a presentation from Durapipe - an innovative UK manufacturer specialising in plastic pipework. This talk will cover all aspects of pipework and pipe systems; from pump efficiencies to chemical resistance and system design. There will also be a working model system and free tea & coffee. A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Fluid machinery
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 May 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    11 May 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Almost 60 years that have elapsed since the Windscale accident, the UK's Nuclear Emergency Planning has undergone continuous development, most recently following the experience from the 2011 Fukushima accident.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Wessex Water Technical Visit    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    10 May 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Wessex Water - Bristol
    An insightful technical visit to Wessex Water's waste water processing plant in Avonmouth.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    05 May 2016 14:00 to 16:00
    Malaby Biogas - Warminster
    A technical visit to Malaby Biogas' Biodigester in Warminster, Wiltshire. This award winning anaerobic digestion facility diverts food waste from landfill, in order to provide waste disposal and energy generation. Guests welcome.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    28 April 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    An explanation of the current problem with emissions testing and how it can be fixed.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 April 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    The Annual General Meeting of the South Western Centre of the Railway Division of the I Mech E. This is followed by a presentation on the strategy for the rolling stock for the GWR west of England route.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 April 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    Tidal Lagoons represent a new asset class in Hydro Energy, offering a new application for proven marine hydro technology and renewable energy at nuclear scale. Tidal Lagoon Power’s first project - Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay which received planning consent in June 2015 - establishes a scalable blueprint for this new industry.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    20 April 2016 19:30 to 20:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Monthly Bath Bristol area committee meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 April 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 April 2016 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 April 2016 19:00 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Market factors have significantly changed the commercial feasibility for CCGTs and changed how they are rewarded in the market. This presentation will cover the following areas: • Changes to electricity market that CCGTs have responded to • How this has affected the operating profile of CCGTs • The technical challenges the new operating profile presents • Opportunities to remain competitive in the current market and future via plant modification
    Industry: Energy transfer & thermofluid mechanics
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 April 2016 19:00 to 19:30
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Gloucester Area 2016 AGM. All members welcome. Should you wish to add an item to the agenda or wish to join the committee please email John Clarke - Hon. Secretary Gloucester Area via the enclosed link.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Clifton Rocks Railway Tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    13 April 2016 18:00 to 22:00
    Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel are pleased to announce a fantastic tour of the Clifton Rocks Railway!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 April 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    UTC Swindon
    This presentation will give an overview of the development completed to date to prove ETCS capabilities and system performance. It will present the challenges faced and the lessons learnt from the ETCS National Integration Facility approach, and what lies ahead as we progress towards the proposed date for this technology being implemented onto the Great Western.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    11 April 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The finalists of the Western Aerospace Centre 2016 Prize will present their work to senior members of the Western Region's aerospace industry and academia with the hope of taking first prize. Unfortunately the prixe event has had to be cancelled.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    23 March 2016 17:00 to 20:00
    Cranfield University (Shrivenham)
    A choice of two technical lectures (Firearms or Body Armour) at the Defence Academy of the UK and the Swindon Area IMechE Annual General Meeting. This event is aimed at members of all grades.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    19 March 2016 10:00 to 11:30
    Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - PLYMOUTH
    A great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from a wide range of local businesses, make new friends, and perhaps even to solve that problem you've been working on!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    16 March 2016 18:30 to 22:00
    University of Plymouth - Plymouth
    'Present Around the World' is an opportunity for young people to gain more experience in giving presentations. It aims to boost their confidence and also give us the chance to support the next generation of STEM enthusiasts.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 March 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    Jet Age Museum - Gloucester
    From historical fighter jets to the future of space launcher. Join us for an evening of self-guided tour in the museum and learn about SKYLON - the reusable Spaceplane with Dr Robin Davies.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 March 2016 12:00 to 13:00
    University of Plymouth - Plymouth
    Alan King from IMechE HQ will be providing professional development advice for those seeking professional registration with the Engineering Council at all grades (EngTech / IEng / CEng). This session will take place in the J. Craigie Lecture Theatre in Roland Levinsky Building.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 March 2016 09:00 to 16:00
    Devonport Royal Dockyard
    Alan King from IMechE HQ will be providing professional development advice for those seeking professional registration with the Engineering Council at all grades (EngTech / IEng / CEng). In addition, he will offer advice and support for Members wishing to apply to become fellows. The sessions are between 09:00 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 16:00 13 x 20 min sessions available on a first come, first served basis.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    14 March 2016 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 1N05 - Bristol
    Find the right route for you to professional registration, at all levels, with Alan King Business Develop Manager.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    11 March 2016 00:00 to 00:00
    *TBC
    Prize competition deadline is 11th March 2016.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 March 2016 19:30 to 21:30
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    02 March 2016 18:15 to 21:00
    BLOODHOUND SSC Unit 3 - Bristol
    Enjoy a guided tour of the workshop, see the Bloodhound up close and receive full briefing on the BLOODHOUND Project.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    02 March 2016 14:00 to 17:00
    *TBC
    The visit will commence with introduction to the Air Station and provide an overview of the support infrastructure required to keep it operational. Following this a tour of the workshop facilities and airfield services both from a service perspective and those currently under contractual support. Dependent on time it may be possible to fit in a visit to a Squadron.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Social event
    25 February 2016 19:30 to 21:30
    The White Bear - Bristol
    Do you have a brain the size of a planet? Take on teams of other engineers in our challenging quiz to find out if you are the brainiest young engineer in the South West, or at least the smartest friends.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 February 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    Reading University, Palmer 1.09 Lecture Theatre - Reading
    The Crossrail project demonstrates that railway engineering is an innovative and growing area of activity. This talk focuses on Bombardier’s new Class 345 Trains which are to be introduced progressively, on routes crossing London between Reading and Heathrow in the West and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East, between 2017 and 2019.
    Industry: Railway
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