Welcome to the Eastern Region Summer 2019

Dear Members and visitors to this page,

I am very disappointed to announce that the ‘New Members Welcome’ event at Duxford has been cancelled due to the low take up by members. This was surprising after last year’s very successful event. One contributory factor may have been members inadvertently opting out of Eastern Region emails due to the introduction of GDPR rules since the previous event. If you wish to receive Area and Regional emails concerning upcoming events please log in to your IMechE account select ‘my profile’, ‘mailing preferences’ followed by ‘updates and events from local member networks’.

For those who had booked for the Duxford event, please accept my apologies for your inconvenience and I thank you for your loyalty. Payment will be refunded in due course.

This autumn is when your area and panel events activities kick off. Please support our events this autumn and, if you enjoy these, join your area committee and take part.

You can also join discussions on the Eastern Region social media pages:

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Peter Wotherspoon

Eastern Region Chair

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Competition event
    30 March 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    The Quadrant:MK - Milton Keynes
    This event is the annual IMechE competition for engineers in the earlier part of their careers. Engineers have volunteered to present on a specific area of work or interest to a judging panel and audience. The candidates will be given 10 minutes to present and have 5 minutes after to answer questions from the audience.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    15 April 2020 19:30 to 21:30
    Hawker Typhoon rebuild by Dave Hands. no registration required.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 April 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    RSSB will talk about their latest project to assess the impact of 'high and tight' platforms on rolling stock design. The project considers what can be done practically to improve accessibility at these platforms and the economic case for investment.. All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    22 April 2020 19:30 to 21:30
    Dunton Technical Centre - Essex
    Car Aerodynamics - CANCELLED (due to COVID-19 Regulations)
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    28 April 2020 19:30 to 21:00
    Best Western Marks Tey Hotel - Colchester
    WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE HOTEL IN ORDER TO LIMIT THE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. With agriculture accounting for some 70% of all water used, a shortage has an immediate impact on food production. When food production is reduced there is the potential for conflict, war, poverty and disease.
    Industry: Manufacturing
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