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: Technical lecture
    22 October 2018 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Mac Andrade, Major Projects Director at South Western Railway will focus on major projects, including Waterloo station, to highlight how organisations working together can deliver improvements whilst minimising impacts on customers.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    22 October 2018 18:00 to 20:30
    Room RVHW203, Hawker Wing Building, Roehampton Vale Campus, Kingston University - London
    Find out about the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and how it can help accelerate your career at a relaxed evening of pizza and soft drinks at Kingston University London.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    24 October 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This technical lecture by Dr Ben Evans covers how researchers have tackled design challenges with the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car. Updates on the current project progress will be included, with insights into the results from recent 'low speed' trials.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Social event
    26 October 2018 12:15 to 16:00
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    Following lunch our speaker, Bernard Winchester, will give a presentation on this railway that played an important part in bringing millions of visitors to Crystal Palace
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Conference
    31 October 2018 18:00 to 22:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    The Young Members Board are delighted to invite you to the launch of CHAIN, a new inter-institutional initiative designed to show-case the world of engineering, promote the role and work of the Professional Engineering Institutions, connect with the local engineering community and engage, inform and inspire young engineers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    02 November 2018 10:00 to 15:45
    Kingston University London
    EYF Career Awareness Day is a one-day careers event that has been established to show attendees that engineering is a career worth pursuing. This careers event is primarily targeted for students, aged 17-18 years old, who are studying Science, Maths or Engineering at GNVQ or A-Level to learn about potential future Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers from actual employees in the industry.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    06 November 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Roehampton Vale Campus, Kingston University - London
    Panel Meeting of the Greater London South West Area panel
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    10 November 2018 10:00 to 15:00
    Hampstead Underground Station - Hampstead
    A Civil Engineers' Club walk from Hampstead to Sloane Square following the route of the River Westbourne.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    15 November 2018 17:30 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    Panel Meeting of the Greater London Region panel
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Conference
    19 November 2018 11:00 to 18:00
    Royal Aeronautical Society HQ - London
    The conference programme will continue to provide a mix of practical and thought provoking papers. Topics will include detail design issues, composites manufacture and small enterprise funding as well as some unusual sources of inspiration for innovators. As co-sponsors, IMechE members will be able to attend for the reduced rate of £60 + VAT.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 November 2018 17:30 to 20:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Innovative rolling stock developments for accessibility at the Platform-Train Interface. A presentation by Peter Hubbard of Loughborough University.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    04 December 2018 09:45 to 15:00
    *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 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: Technical lecture
    13 February 2019 18:15 to 20:00
    East Croydon United Reformed Church Halls - Croydon
    Daniel Ronen of UAV Aid Ltd. will give a presentation on how UAV's can be used in emergency response and other International Development situations.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    25 February 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    55 Broadway London Underground Head Office - District Room
    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, Andy Mellors.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 March 2019 18:15 to 20:00
    East Croydon United Reformed Church Halls - Croydon
    In this presentation James Hobday will discuss the advantages of Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS)
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 March 2019 17:30 to 19:00
    London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James's Park) - London
    Clive Hannaford of Clayton Equipment will present their bespoke solution to the installation of 55km of high voltage cable in the Channel Tunnel connecting UK and French national grids.
    Industry: Railway
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