Welcome to the Western Region

The Region covers the five Areas listed below:

  1. Bath & Bristol
  2. Devon & Cornwall
  3. Devon & Somerset
  4. Gloucester
  5. Swindon

In addition there is a Young Member Panel centred around Bristol. There are also three Divisional Centres for those with specialist interests in the Aerospace, Automobile and Railway industries.

  • Western Young Members (Bristol)
  • Aeronautical
  • Automobile
  • Railway
Information about events and contacts for each Area or Panel is provided in their respective pages.

The overall programme for the Region aims to provide a mixture of learned society activities including prestige lectures, talks on popular subjects, visits to industrial organisations, aspects of Continuing Professional Development, student prizes and social functions.

Details of the programme, typically comprising around 90 events organised by the Region, Areas, Young Member Panel and Divisional Centres, are printed on a single card, which is sent to all our members during September each year via an insert in Professional Engineering.

Ian Parsons - Western Chair
Mike Moseley - Treasurer

Western Region Facebook Page



Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    31 March 2020 14:00 to 16:00
    SPP Pumps Limited - Coleford
    *** Update 11/03/20, EVENT POSTPONED in reaction to Coronavirus, a new date will be advised in due course ***
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    07 April 2020 18:00 to 20:00
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    23 April 2020 19:00 to 20:00
    RNLI Lifeboat Station
    The program will be: Arrive between 18:30 and 19:00 coffee would be available. At 19:00 there would be a brief talk (Circa 20 Minutes or so) about the RNLI, the lifeboat, launch and recovery procedures, maintenance etc. followed by the tour of the facilities and the lifeboats which takes about 40 minutes with a Q&A to follow.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    24 April 2020 09:00 to 25 April 2020 16:00
    The Winter Gardens - Weston-Super-Mare
    The Big Bang is a national programme which celebrates Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    28 April 2020 17:00 to 19:00
    5th Floor Milford House - Swindon
    DUE TO CURRENT WORLDWIDE SITUATION THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED The AGM of the Railway Division South Western Centre will be held at the first meeting of next season in September..
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    29 April 2020 19:00 to 19:30
    AGM - All welcome. The committee seeks new members and new ideas for events.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    29 April 2020 19:30 to 21:00
    Among the world’s biggest defence projects, the F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather, stealth, 5th-generation, combat aircraft, for ground-attack and air-superiority tasks. The RAF & RN will fly this most complex and advanced aircraft. Over 500 UK companies are in the supply chain. The talk, covering the aircraft as a whole with an engineering emphasis, gives a unique chance to hear about this exciting project from experts intimately involved in it. Questions follow.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    13 May 2020 18:30 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Craig Davies - IMechE Southern Business Development Executive HQ will give an interactive presentation. A number of experienced engineers will be on hand for break out one to one sessions to discuss the process of progressing membership and offer their advice.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    29 May 2020 09:30 to 16:30
    MBDA - Bristol
    Complete your IEng or CEng application with support from Institution staff, and have it practically ready to submit by the end of the day.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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