CANCELLED : 175th Anniversary of the IMechE

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27 January 2022 17:30 - 19:30
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January the 27th 2022 marks the 175th anniversary of the forming of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. There are a number of events planned via our HQ in London and we have decided to put on our own NE event to mark this significant occasion with fellow Members and professional colleagues from across the engineering sector. 

The final details are still to be confirmed but it is currently hoped that it will be held around 5.30pm on the 27th January at the Common Room in Newcastle (formerly the Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers beside Newcastle Central Station).  

The event will be linked to a live hybrid event being held at One Birdcage Walk and will showcase the “Engineering Response to Covid 19” with talks from a number of IMechE members on both SAGE and the IMechE’s COIVD Task Force. We also hope to a have a short overview of the history of the IMechE and the Common Room followed by a buffet in the Wood Hall. 

With the rapidly changing COVID situation we are now examining three separate scenarios for the NE: 

1)      Go ahead as planned above utilising air sanitisation equipment, Covid passports, social distancing and other sensible precautions 


2)      Go ahead as above but with a very reduced audience. This hopefully will include a reception/dinner but also with very reduced numbers. 


3)      Give the lectures from the Common Room as a virtual event only 

On the basis that we are able to proceed with options 1 or 2, we would like to ask for “expressions of interest” from members keen to attend the in-person event so we can gauge the level of interest. The final format and the number of people that can be accommodated will be discussed on the 7th January in line with whatever Government rules are then in place. Place will be on a “first come” basis. 

If you would like to attend, could you please email  prior to a formal invite being sent out with details in the New Year once these are known. 


Talks from a number of IMechE members on both SAGE and the IMechE’s COIVD Task Force.


The Common Room
Neville Hall Stephenson Suite
Westgate Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

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