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: Talk or debate
    11 December 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Alumni Auditorium - Exeter
    Join us for an interactive family-friendly evening of fun, facts and physics about how sound in the sea affects the marine environment and its inhabitants.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 December 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 January 2020 17:00 to 19:30
    Davidson House - Reading
    Dr Peter Hubbard explains his research at Loughborough University and what he thinks the future could look like. Joint event with PWI Click on event title for more details
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 January 2020 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    05 February 2020 16:00 to 19:00
    Cardiff University School of Engineering - Cardiff
    16.00 career fayre, 17.30 lecture Railway industry employers’ careers fayre followed by lecture on the innovative electrification project for the Cardiff Valleys rail network.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 February 2020 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 February 2020 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    David Clarke of RIA having reviewed the current scene will explain the case for everything from 25kV continuous electrification to self-powered electric trains. Joint event with IET
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    03 March 2020 17:00 to 19:00
    5th Floor Milford House - Swindon
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed in a presentation competition with monetary prizes and the chance to progress to the national final at Birdcage Walk.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 March 2020 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    07 April 2020 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    28 April 2020 17:00 to 19:00
    5th Floor Milford House - Swindon
    AGM of the Railway Division South Western Centre. Followed by symposium where David Shirres will explain the scope and limitations of hydrogen trains and Angel Trains will be talking about the case for battery hybrid technology, then the audience will have their chance to debate the issues.
    Industry: Railway
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