Current and Future Events

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  • Event Type: Professional development event
    05 March 2024 10:00 to 15:00
    Virtual
    We are keen to support our members in any way we can. For our members who are actively seeking to become professionally registered as a Chartered, Incorporated or EngTech member or as a Fellow, we are offering free events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    05 March 2024 18:00 to 19:00
    Microsoft Teams
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines. This meeting will take place virtually.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    06 March 2024 18:00 to 20:00
    Bandvulc Tyres - Ivybridge
    Join the Devon & Cornwall Committee on a tour of the Bandvulc ContiLifeCycle retreading plant. Bandvulc truck tyres are manufactured in the ContiLifeCycle retreading plant, which produces a tyre every 3 minutes. Their tyres use bespoke compounds developed in-house for the sole use of retreading operations.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    06 March 2024 18:45 to 20:30
    Urbaser - UK Gloucestershire Energy from Waste - Haresfield
    Gloucestershire’s new “Energy from Waste” facility is a key element of local waste management. Operational in 2019, it takes waste that would otherwise go to landfill and produces electricity. Its design and operation is of great interest to engineers. The 2-hour visit involves a presentation and a walking-tour of some of the facility. The walking tour takes in the Waste Reception Hall, Waste Bunker, and a view of the waste burning on the grate.
    Industry: Energy transfer & thermofluid mechanics
  • Event Type: Workshop
    13 March 2024 14:00 to 16:00
    UWE (Room to be advised) - Bristol
    Want to enthuse children about STEM? A workshop for adults to have a go at some fun, engaging design and make projects and find out how they can be used to inspire the next generation. Create your own vibrating brush monsters, Cartesian divers, balloon buggies and CD racers, whilst learning how to conduct these activities in schools. Projects tie in with science & DT curriculum learning objectives. Non-IMechE Members can email Caroline directly to book a place on technologyforfun@hotmail.co.uk
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    13 March 2024 16:00 to 19:00
    Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus - Southampton
    Careers fayre followed by technical lecture - Introduction of new trains onto South Western Railway. NOTE if you are in full time education and would like a train ticket to travel on South Western Railway for the event please email rdswsec@imechenearyou.org at least a week before to receive a free ticket
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    21 March 2024 10:00 to 15:00
    Virtual
    We are keen to support our members in any way we can. For our members who are actively seeking to become professionally registered as a Chartered, Incorporated or EngTech member or as a Fellow, we are offering free events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 March 2024 19:00 to 20:15
    Webinar
    Decarbonising the power system by 2035 requires a fundamental step-change in the scale and pace of delivering new electricity network infrastructure. Network investment is critical to connect the significant volumes of new low carbon power generation required over the next decade and beyond and to support the expected 50% increase in electricity demand. What is the strategy of the National Grid and the technical and engineering challenges?
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 April 2024 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    Joint event with IET. Chris Ashworth, national aerial survey specialist explains Network Rail’s use of helicopters and drones for inspection of the infrastructure.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    23 April 2024 10:00 to 13:00
    Exeter Energy From Waste - Exeter
    Join us for an enlightening tour of the Exeter Energy from Waste Facility. The Exeter Energy From Waste (EFW) facility has been operational since July 2014. It operates under a partnership with Devon County Council and safely diverts about 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste away from landfill from households within Exeter and the surrounding area each year and enough electricity to power the equivalent of 6,624 homes.
    Industry: Energy transfer & thermofluid mechanics
  • Energy from Waste Visit    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    25 April 2024 18:45 to 20:30
    Urbaser - UK Gloucestershire Energy from Waste - Haresfield
    Gloucestershire’s new “Energy from Waste” facility is a key element of local waste management. Operational in 2019, it takes waste that would otherwise go to landfill and produces electricity. Its design and operation is of great interest to engineers. The 2-hour visit involves a presentation and a walking-tour of some of the facility. The walking tour takes in the Waste Reception Hall, Waste Bunker, and a view of the waste burning on the grate.
    Industry: Energy transfer & thermofluid mechanics
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    26 April 2024 10:00 to 13:00
    Webinar
    This 3 hour workshop has been designed to help you get started with your application form.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    02 May 2024 18:00 to 19:00
    Microsoft Teams
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines. This meeting will take place virtually.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    09 May 2024 19:00 to 20:00
    On Line Event - Exeter
    Speaker : Eric Adams via Teams/online The talk will cover the background to the hydrogen support mechanism and some of the challenges in developing green hydrogen projects and facilitating it’s use in industrial process.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    14 May 2024 14:00 to 16:00
    West Ealing Station
    Meet at West Ealing Station to view the new fast charge battery train and have the process explained by GWR engineers. There will then be a chance to ride on train to Greenford and back = please register if you are interested
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    21 May 2024 16:30 to 18:00
    South West Water Plymouth Sewage Treatment Works - Plymouth
    Explore the forefront of waste management technology at South West Water's Plymouth Sewage Treatment Works. Led by South West Water, this tour offers a unique glimpse into the intricate processes of wastewater treatment and resource recovery.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    04 June 2024 18:00 to 19:00
    Microsoft Teams
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines. This meeting will take place virtually.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    22 June 2024 10:00 to 13:00
    Webinar
    This 3 hour workshop has been designed to help you get started with your application form.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    10 July 2024 17:00 to 21:00
    Great Western Society DIDCOT
    Annual summer technical visit and social event
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 September 2024 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    New railway division chairman, Iain Rae, gives his chairman's address to the South Western Centre
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 October 2024 19:00 to 21:00
    *TBC
    Joint event with IET - more details when confirmed
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 November 2024 17:00 to 19:00
    Siemen's - Chippenham
    Siemens project engineers will present including demonstration of some of the new technologies manufactured and implemented in UK currently being introduced on our mainline railway..
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 December 2024 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Modern Railways columnist Ian gives his own unique view of the British railway scene. Xmas family lecture followed by complimentary buffet.
    Industry: Railway
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