Welcome to the Eastern Region Spring 2019

Dear Members and visitors to this page,

In issue 1, 2019 of Professional Engineering Magazine Colin Brown our interim CEO calls upon the Institution to ‘Redouble our efforts to improve our two way communication with our membership’. In a similar vein Tony Roche the Institution president says ‘The Institution has actively sought members’ views’.

To this end the Eastern Region has reactivated our facebook and Twitter accounts. Whilst social media platforms have suffered some poor publicity of late, notably Instagram, when used wisely they are powerful tools for multiway communication. These accounts are intended for use by all areas, panels and members in the Region. Feedback on talks and events you have enjoyed or not, follow on thoughts on the subject matter of the talk and communication about the goings on at HQ are all valid topics. Of course, as professionals, I would expect such exchanges to be constructive, also I am not a believer that all opinions are equally valid, the earth is not flat!

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Eastern Region Facebook page:


In May there are elections both a HQ and at Area levels so this is an excellent opportunity to volunteer for your area committee.

Peter Wotherspoon

Eastern Region Chair

Eur Ing Peter Wotherspoon
MSc, CPhys, MInstP, CEng, FIMechE.
Chair: Eastern Region

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    24 April 2019 19:30 to 21:30
    Dunton Technical Centre - Essex
    Composite Suspension
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    24 April 2019 19:30 to 22:00
    Dunton Technical Centre - Essex
    Led by Ford Motor Company, in partnership with WMG, Gestamp Chassis and GRM, the CLASS project consortium developed a new tieblade-knuckle for a Ford Class C vehicle, a key element for the car’s rear suspension.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 April 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Park Farm Hotel (Hethersett)
    Norfolk and Waveney Area IMechE Committee AGM, at 7:00pm. Technical Lecture by Dr Nikolaos Korfiatis on Artificial Intelligence, at 7:30pm
    Industry: Research & development
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    29 April 2019 18:00 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Presentation on the environmental credentials of the Old Oak Common depot servicing the Class 345 rolling stock
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    02 May 2019 09:30 to 14:30
    British Sugar Plc - Suffol
    Complete your IEng or CEng application with support from Institution staff, & have it practically ready to submit by the end of the day.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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