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: Professional development event
    25 October 2019 09:30 to 16:30
    HiETA Technologies - 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
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    31 October 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    The IMechE and the RAeS have organised a lecture from the Airbus E-Fan X team to discuss Airbus’s commitment to aircraft electrification and the progress they have made on the E-Fan X project.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    01 November 2019 00:00 to 03 November 2019 00:00
    Cheltenham Design Festival - Cheltenham
    Three days of interesting talks and workshops relating to design. The 2019 festival's theme is 'together', exploring how design and creativity create positive relationships. Expect engineering design to feature in the festival's programme.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    06 November 2019 17:45 to 20:00
    Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus - Southampton
    17.45 career fayre, 18.30 lecture Railway industry employers’ careers fayre followed by lecture by SWR and Siemens on the successes and failures of this manufacturer maintained fleet.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    07 November 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Room 004 - Exeter
    A brief journey through the world of vehicle electrification. From the technologies common place in leading electric cars to emerging trends in non-road mobile machinery. Visions of upcoming technology goals and the regulatory landscape sculpting vehicle propulsion of the future.
    Industry: Motor vehicle parts
  • Event Type: Social event
    07 November 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Seco Lounge - Plymouth
    Come and join us for this years Plymouth Engineering Institution Pub Quiz!!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 November 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: Talk or debate
    13 November 2019 18:30 to 19:45
    EDF Energy
    Dr Colin Brown the Chief Executive Officer (Interim) of the IMechE will explore the IMechE's future position and discuss the unique features and strengths of the IMechE that are argued still give it a relevance in the 21st Century, thereby answering the question: ‘2020: Does the IMechE have a clear vision?’. Talk to start at 6:30pm with refreshments from 6pm.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Brabazon Hangar Tour    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    19 November 2019 18:30 to 20:30
    YTL - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol YMP would like to invite you on a tour of the Brabazon Hangars in Filton, Bristol. This will be one of the final opportunities to tour the hangars before the airfield is renovated for the new arena.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Seminar
    21 November 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    University of Exeter - Cornwall
    A joint event with the IMechE Food and Drink Engineering Committee, Exeter University Renewable Energy Group and the IMechE Devon and Cornwall Area Committee. This Talk from Dr Mike Inkson, CEO of Sugar Knowledge International Ltd, will cover Practical Implications of Thermodynamics for Generation and Cogeneration as well as Commercial and Environmental Factors.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    27 November 2019 14:00 to 16:00
    UWE Room 2Q48 - Bristol
    Want to enthuse children about engineering? Come and have a go at some fun, engaging design and make projects and find out how the activities can be used to inspire the next generation. and listen to a talk on STEM engagement. Create your own electric fan boats and vibrating brush monsters. Class packs will be available for attendees to conduct the activities in school.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    03 December 2019 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Adrian Shooter will describe the Vintage Trains train operating company, and the history, facilities and workload of Tyseley depot. Followed by complementary hot buffet
    Industry: Railway
  • 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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