Welcome to the Greater London Region

This is where you can find out about the activities and events in the Greater London Region.

The GLR's activities are co-ordinated by the main GLR Committee, a Central Events Sub-Committee, four Area Sub-Committees (North East, North West, South East and South West) and the Young Members Panel.

The GLR's strategic goals are:

1. Implement the IMechE Regional Strategy Board (RSB) Mission, as far as practicable, and address identified Regional needs.

2. Provide a balanced programme of high quality events for the advancement of mechanical engineering and to facilitate Continuing Professional Development.

3. Establish services for the support of members, promote greater involvement by members in regional and national events and actively seek new members.

4. Raise the profile of the Institution within regional and local government, industry, education and the wider community.

5. Manage allocated funds efficiently and effectively.

6. Represent the Institution locally to regional and local government, the media, the public, industry and education.

7. Co-operate and organise events with other Institutions and public bodies when this will be beneficial to the Institution, to members, engineering generally and society.

8. Encourage participation in local schools liaison and careers advice and associated joint activities with other societies.

If you are an IMechE member and are at all able to help the region in any way please contact Simon Paish (GLR Chairman). He and the 30 strong committee of volunteers welcome all of the support, no matter how small, that you are able to offer.

Looking ahead, all events to be held in the Region will be published on this ‘Near You’ website so please keep checking! 

Simon Paish
GLR Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    27 August 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    City and Guilds Building (Room CAGB 765) - London
    The time when we review what the Panel has achieved in the past months and discuss what we are going to do next. - Have you got ideas? - Would you like to volunteer? - Do you simply want to understand more what we do and how to help? Young member vacancies are aimed at student and young professional engineers. All the roles are voluntary, there is no fixed level of commitment and further details for specific roles can be provided by the vacancy contact.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Social event
    01 September 2019 12:00 to 16:00
    Victoria Park - London
    The IMechE Greater London Young Member Panel welcome you to participate in The Young Trophy – the institution's sports competition. Club together with friends and colleagues, guys and girls, for a fun-filled afternoon of games for the chance to be crowned The 2019 Young Trophy Champions.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Social event
    01 September 2019 16:00 to 21:00
    CRATE Brewery & Pizzeria
    As the calendar ticks past August, it doesn’t mean summer is over just yet! On Sunday September 1st, come join the IMechE Greater London Region (GLR) Young Members Panel for their Summer Social at CRATE Brewery/Pizzeria on the canal at Hackney Wick. There will be drinks and pizza provided, for your entry of £5 (for any IMechE members attending the Young Trophy beforehand in Victoria Park, entry to the Summer Social is free!). Looking forward to seeing you there!
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    10 September 2019 09:45 to 14:15
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    16 September 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    55 Broadway London Underground Head Office - District Room
    This talk, presented by former Railway Division Chair Cliff Perry MBE, will trace the influences on UK rail’s rise in the European safety league. Cliff will be drawing on his rich history in the UK rail industry to talk about how safety has been improved. 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: Professional development event
    17 September 2019 09:45 to 14:45
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    26 September 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    The time when we review what the Panel has achieved in the past months and discuss what we are going to do next. - Have you got ideas? - Would you like to volunteer? - Do you simply want to understand more what we do and how to help? Young member vacancies are aimed at student and young professional engineers. All the roles are voluntary, there is no fixed level of commitment and further details for specific roles can be provided by the vacancy contact.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Competition event
    04 October 2019 10:00 to 17:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    You are invited to join the Design Challenge National Final competition 2019, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The Design Challenge gives first and second year undergraduates a taste of the ‘real world’ of engineering by challenging them to design, create, present and run a device to a strict technical specification.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 October 2019 09:45 to 15:45
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 October 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Professor William Powrie of Southampton University presents research from the £8.5m research programme: ‘Track to the Future’. The talk will discuss recent developments in understanding of railway track performance, and how these might be incorporated into design and practice. Topics covered will include reducing ballast settlement and the targeted maintenance of problem areas and isolated defects.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    12 November 2019 09:45 to 15:45
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 November 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Andy Grundy, Head of Fleet Management and Stores, Direct Rail Services presents the Class 88 bi-mode locomotive. Hear about these locomotives with true dual mode, the Class 88 has ‘genuine mixed traffic haulage capabilities. 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: Professional development event
    03 December 2019 09:45 to 15:45
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 January 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    Following last year’s presentation the DLR Rolling Stock team will be back with a more in-depth look at the innovative next generation of trains being supplied by CAF for the expansion of the Docklands Light Railway. 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: Competition event
    17 February 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed, and compete for a prize at the HQ ‘Future of Rail’ competition. The evening includes a short presentation by the RD Chairman, Graham Neil.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: Technical lecture
    09 March 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive at Viva Rail will present on the re-engineering of London Underground's District Line trains for UK main line operation with a variety of traction options from diesel to hydrogen fuel cell power.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: Technical lecture
    20 April 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    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
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