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: Competition event
    29 June 2019 09:00 to 30 June 2019 17:00
    Stapleford Miniature Railway
    Come be a part of The Railway Challenge 2019, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Railway Division). This event showcases the culmination of locomotive building skills, expertise, knowledge, and business acumen of 14 participating teams of undergraduates, graduates in work and apprentices from across the UK and overseas.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    29 June 2019 10:30 to 17:00
    Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam Railway - Cheltenham
    Summer social event. Train ride Cheltenham - Broadway return stopping at loco and C&W depots.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Seminar
    04 July 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Plymouth Royal Corinthian Yacht Club - Plymouth
    Coastlines, estuaries and rivers will be radically altered around the world in the 21st Century and beyond as base sea level rises in response to global warming. With large amounts of the world’s industrial infrastructure at, or very close to current sea level, the impact across a wide range of sectors cold be significant. Dr Fox will introduce an IMechE project that aims to help the mechanical, and broader, engineering community explore a professional response to this challenge.
    Industry: Research & development
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    16 July 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Shire Hall - Gloucester
    David will draw on his 7 years experience at Hinkley C, delivering the first new reactor building to be built in the UK in a generation . Taking into account Client, Principal Contractor and Design obligations, he will illustrate how to set up deliveries and manpower for the scale of works involving 1.4M man hours per month. David moved to Heathrow earlier this year, preparing to deliver the new runway and all associated infrastructure for a value circa £16B.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    18 July 2019 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    The talk will overview hydrogen and fuel cell technology and the types of systems available today and review real world fuel cell installations that Fuel Cell Systems Ltd has delivered, including everything from powering weather stations in the Arctic to MW systems to power buildings. FCSL have also been active within the burgeoning automotive sector and have delivered hydrogen refuelling solutions for Toyota, Hyundai and Suzuki. A demonstration portable fuel cell will be at the talk.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    27 July 2019 19:30 to 10:30
    King Street
    Join the Bath and Bristol Young Member Panel for our summer social. We shall start with a social drink in King Street and move around the city center.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    09 October 2019 18:00 to 19:30
    EDF Energy
    A team of experienced Engineers will be available for one-to-one consultation for candidates aspiring to be Chartered Engineers or Fellows.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    09 October 2019 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    A talk on the topic of Autonomous Vehicles (more details will be added when available)
    Industry: Automobile
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