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
    28 October 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    City and Guilds Building - 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
    30 October 2019 18:46 to 22:00
    Science Museum London - London
    Join us for a spooky night of events as we look at the science behind Halloween.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    01 November 2019 12:00 to 16:00
    Croydon & District Masonic Halls - West Croydon
    A lunch followed by a presentation by Julie Chandler on "Crossrail: The Ten Most Interesting Things You Didn't Know About London's Newest Railway"
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    09 November 2019 10:00 to 16:00
    Chatham Railway Station - Chatham
    A circular walk ( 6 miles in the morning and early afternoon - 3 miles after lunch), starting at Chatham Railway Station. via the "Lines and Maritime Monument", old Royal Naval Barracks, the Dockyard, St.Mary's Island.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • 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. Pre-registration is required. If you turn up without having pre-booked, you won't be allowed to participate in the workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Conference
    18 November 2019 10:00 to 17:00
    The Royal Aeronautical Society - London
    Light Aviation Annual Conference. The theme for 2019 is Electrifying General Aviation. General Aviation, and particularly its lighter side, is being blessed with a perfect coming-together of different technologies that are firing the imagination of design engineers.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • 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: Technical lecture
    19 November 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This talk will discuss UAVAid’s 2019 flight programme of the Hansard V drone in Malawi, and how just a single aircraft was able to deliver medical supplies, map rural areas and support anti-poaching with the Rangers, all in a single day.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • 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. 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: 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
  • 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
    10 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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