Welcome to the Eastern Region Autumn 2018

Dear Members and visitors to this page,

In September the Eastern Region held the ‘New Members Welcome’ Event at the Imperial War Museum Duxford where new members were welcomed by the Chief Executive, Colin Brown. Colin gave a warm welcome and presentation stating his confidence in the future of our Institution. This was followed by the guest speaker, Captain David Rowland whose expert and insightful history of the Concorde, how it came into being, its development and service was enjoyed by all those present. At the end of his talk the future of supersonic aircraft was discussed followed by questions from the floor.  Later, after the buffet, members were able to enter the museum gallery and walk through the fuselage of the Concorde. Pictures, courtesy of pb photographic, can be viewed on dropbox with the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Duxford 080918?

Next year the Eastern Region is planning a similar event. It should be noted that all existing members are welcome to attend, not just the new members. Please accept my apologies for any members having difficulty using the on line booking system; we will be working with the IT department at HQ to avoid a repetition.

Peter Wotherspoon

Eastern Region Chair

Eur Ing Peter Wotherspoon
MSc, CPhys, MInstP, CEng, FIMechE.
Chair: Eastern Region
Institution of MECHANICAL ENGINEERS


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Annual dinner or luncheon
    12 January 2019 12:30 to 16:00
    Park Farm Hotel (Hethersett)
    An informal lunch open to all members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and their guests.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    14 January 2019 09:30 to 14:30
    Huxley Bertram - Cambridge
    Complete your IEng or CEng application with support from Institution staff, and have it practically ready to submit by the end of the day.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    17 January 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    The Quadrant:MK - Milton Keynes
    Professor Roger Goodall will provide insights into the challenges, opportunities and rewards of a control engineer. His lecture will start by looking back at some of the control system fundamentals and will continue by talking about some of the applications and key achievements that have marked his career including Maglev Trains, Tilting Trains, Active Suspension Systems, “Mechatronic” bogies, Sensing Systems for Aircraft and, most recently, an innovative Railway Track Switch.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 January 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    An insight into the innovative design of new generation trains ordered for the London Underground ‘Deep Tube’ lines. A presentation by Mark Foster of LU.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    22 January 2019 19:30 to 21:30
    Holiday Inn Express - Colchester
    Engineering is entering an exciting phase where government and public are beginning to realise the importance of engineering to the nation's wealth. Your nomination can be sent to the Chairman at sfknessexchair@imechenearyou.org. We look forward to meeting you, young as well as experienced engineers, at the AGM.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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