Welcome to the Oxford Area

This Area forms part of the Thameswey Region. Below you will find a list of forthcoming events: both visits and lectures organised by the Oxford Area Committee. All lectures are open to anyone with an interest in engineering, you do not have to be a member of the IMechE. The majority of our lectures take place at Oxford Brookes University (Gypsy Lane site), which is easily accessible by public transport or car. Please also visit the pages for the other Areas near us, and also the Young Members section.

Our profession is becoming increasingly ‘multi-discipline’ and we hope our programme reflects that trend. We aim to provide a wide ranging programme, and regularly hold joint lectures with other institutions such as the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
 

We should be delighted to hear from anyone with ideas or proposals for lectures or visits and from members who would like get involved through joining the committee. We are also happy to help those wishing to become professionally registered who need advice or sponsors.  Please contact us using the tab to the left of this page.

We look forward to meeting with you at any or all of our events.

Brian Walker, CEng, FIMechE, C Env, Oxford Area Chairman

 

 

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    15 October 2019 18:30 to 20:30
    Oxford Brookes University - Oxford
    The use of active safety systems in cars such as “lane departure warning” and “collision warning” systems are increasingly being fitted to new vehicles. Hear about the latest developments and how these will improve safety on the roads. Oxford Area joint with the IET.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 November 2019 18:30 to 20:30
    Oxford Brookes University - Oxford
    Recycling Technologies has engineered a modular and scalable machine – the RT7000 - to chemically convert plastic waste, which currently cannot be recycled, into Plaxx® - a valuable hydrocarbon product. The talk will explain the technology and potential of this process.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 December 2019 18:30 to 20:30
    Oxford Brookes University - Oxford
    How operational experience such as the build up of dirt and erosion on the turbine blades is impacting the design of blades for the latest units as well retrofitting devices to mitigate the effects to operating units. The addition of aerodynamic devices such as vortex generators, winglets and Gurney flaps has the potential to increase annual energy production by up to 5%.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    28 January 2020 18:30 to 20:30
    Oxford Brookes University - Oxford
    TBD.
    Industry: Management
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