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!

Unless otherwise stated, our events are held at Amec Foster Wheeler’s Shinfield Park office, Reading. Postcode for ‘sat-navs’ - RG2 9FW.

Events typically start at 1900hrs with tea & coffee available from 1830hrs.

You should receive email updates from us regarding events, we aim to send these aproximately 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 (typically 6.30pm and lasting 1 hour) at Amec Foster Wheeler’s Shinfield Park office, Reading, RG2 9FW. 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 http://www.theiet.org/local/uk/thames/berks/index.cfm.

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: Professional development event
    28 January 2020 18:30 to 20:00
    Wood Place (Shinfield Park) - Reading - Reading
    Professional Registration Workshop, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. An event to explain what is required to become registered as a Professional Engineer and help with the application process.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    12 February 2020 17:30 to 18:30
    Airbus - Farnborough
    Airbus ZEPHYR This event is part of the Reading Areas Spring/Summer Programme.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    18 March 2020 18:30 to 21:00
    Xtrac Ltd - Thatcham, Berkshire
    This is part of the Reading Committees Spring Programme. Members are welcome to bring a non-member (max 1 per member). Spaces are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Light refreshments will be available from 18:30 for a 19:00 start.
    Industry: Automobile
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