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: Social event
    16 December 2019 18:30 to 21:30
    Flight Club - London
    Join us for an informal winter get-together with the Greater London Region Young Members’ Panel where we can enjoy some social darts at the Flight Club Victoria. Food and drink will be provided to get us happy and merry into the festive season.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    18 December 2019 18:00 to 21:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    The Evening of Christmas Lecture is being organised by IMechE Greater London Region Committee on Wednesday 18th of December 2019 at IMechE HQ - 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ from 18:00 to 20:30 on the theme of “Wonders of the Jet Engine”. It will be an assembly of bright minds that can inspire and provoke people. (age range 16 to 90).
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    11 January 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    High Street Kensington Tube Station - London
    A Civil Engineers' Club Walk from Kensington High Street Tube Station to Baker Street Tube Station taking in Holland Park, Primrose Hill, Regent's Park and a section of the Regent's Canal.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    14 January 2020 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. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this workshop.
    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: Professional development event
    04 February 2020 09:45 to 14:55
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • 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
    *TBC
    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: Professional development event
    10 March 2020 09:45 to 14:55
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 April 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    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: Professional development event
    22 April 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 30 minute, 1-2-1 consultation to explore routes to Membership or upgrade to Fellow
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    28 April 2020 09:45 to 14:55
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 1 day workshop during which you will complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    05 June 2020 19:30 to 07 June 2020 21:00
    The Alnwick Garden - Alnwick
    Civil Engineers' Club Walking Weekend in Northumberland. Meeting for a meal on the Friday evening (5th June) with guided walk in Craster and Kirknewton area on Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June. IMechE members welcome.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    25 September 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 30 minute, 1-2-1 consultation to explore routes to Membership or upgrade to Fellow
    Industry: Cross-sector
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