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Welcome to the Reading Area

The Area Committee is here to help you get the most out of your Institution, through the arranging of local events and provision of services – let us know what you want to see and do!

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our forthcoming events.

Events Programme

Details of our forthcoming programme can be found here. What else would you like to see presentations on?  if you have any ideas or suggestions get in touch and let us know!

Events typically start at 1900hrs.

You should receive email updates from us regarding events, we aim to send these approximately one month, and then one week, prior to each event. We do not have access to your individual email addresses as, for Data Protection reason, the database is managed centrally by the IMechE. Please go to the ‘member log in’ of the main IMechE website to ensure your information is correct or to amend as appropriate. 

Reading committee

We're always looking for new committee members to help maintain an interesting event schedule or pitch in with running the area. Our meetings are held on weekday evenings every 6 weeks (typically 7.00pm and lasting 1 hour) at a local venue or over MS Teams. Please contact our area Chairperson or Secretary via the contact us page. 

Retired engineers lunches

For more information contact Richard Pengelly.

If you have any queries, or would like to become involved with the running of the Panel then please contact a member of the committee.

We currently enjoy good relationships with a number of engineering institutions including the Berkshire Branch of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. For more information on their events in the area please visit

Please browse these pages for further information on the Area and our activities or contact one of the committee members to find out more about how you can help shape the Area's future activities.

The Reading Area goals are:

  1. To improve the quality and content of the Reading programme to contribute towards CPD and the development and transfer of engineering knowledge and current legislative regulations.
  2. Develop contacts and relationships with locally based companies and educational organisations to enhance the image and influence of the IMechE.
  3. Arrange for at least one speaker from within Government, commerce, industry, local government, education and training establishments to speak about engineers in society.
  4. Where appropriate develop joint activities and presentations with professional engineering institutions and associations


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    04 October 2023 14:00 to 17:00
    Prodrive - Banbury
    Tour of Prodrive and Hummingbird bike facility
    Industry: Automobile
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