Past Events

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  • 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: Talk or debate
    15 February 2018 19:00 to 21:00
    Room 004 - Exeter
    The talk will cover the specifications for the main types of Aviation fuel and how the supply chains ensure that vary large quantities of unfailingly available to meet demand. The arrangements to supply the large quantities of fuel to aircraft at airports around the world will also be described
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • 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
    13 December 2017 19:00 to 00:00
    Alumni Auditorium - Exeter
    Come and join us at this fun and interactive talk where you’ll learn about the journey of a weather observation through to a weather forecast, with a special Christmas customer in mind! Through engaging hands-on demonstrations you’ll be shown how science and technology have transformed our ability to understand, predict and communicate the weather.
    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
  • 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: 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
    '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
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