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Past Events

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  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    22 May 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    The University of Exeter - Lecture room XF1 - Exeter
    By 2075, the United Nations’ mid-range projection for global population growth predicts that human numbers will peak at about 9.5 billion people. This means that there could be an extra three billion mouths to feed by the end of the century, a period in which substantial changes are anticipated in the wealth, calorific intake and dietary preferences of people in developing countries across the world.
    Industry: Food engineering
  • Event Type: Debate
    21 May 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
    Engineers' Question Time
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    21 May 2014 16:00 to 18:00
    *TBC
    Technical visit to First Great Western's brand new depot at Reading. Numbers are limited, and pre-registration is essential. Please contact mick.james@rssb.co.uk to book your place.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    15 May 2014 18:30 to 21:30
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The finalists of the Western Aerospace Centre 2014 Prize will present their work to senior members of the Western Region's aerospace industry and academia with the hope of taking first prize.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Award Presentation
    15 May 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The Western Aerospace Centre is running its annual prize competition to encourage the further professional development of young engineers living and working in the West of England and South Wales.
    Industry: Aerospace materials and structures
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    15 May 2014 16:00 to 18:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Western Aerospace Centre Committee Meeting
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: AGM
    14 May 2014 19:30 to 22:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Bath and Bristol Young Members Annual General Meeting. Voting for this year's committee places with take place. Anyone can join the committee as an ordinary member or apply for the named positions, or just come along to meet us and for some food and drink afterwards.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 May 2014 19:00 to 20:30
    Atkins - Almondsbury - Bristol
    Richard Beek - Production Consultant AARDMAN ANIMATIONS.
    Industry: Bulk materials handling
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    29 April 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Visitor Centre - Bridgwater
    The processing of nuclear fuel from flask skips from the ponds into the flasks all the way to delivery in Sellafield. This presentation will include an overview of the process highlighting the main milestones in the process. It will also include information about tests and event that have been carried out to ensure nuclear safety.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    28 April 2014 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    Our AGM with election of the Chairman and members of the committee. This is followed by a presentation which will give an overview of the project to introduce a UK variant of the Vossloh EuroLight locomotive into the UK. Finally, the presentation will give a brief resume of current project progress along with future development opportunities for the Vossloh UK Light locomotive platform.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    15 April 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Come and join us for a great opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Bristol Old Vic, the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social Event
    12 April 2014 08:30 to 18:00
    Immanuel United Reformed Church - Swindon
    The Gadget Show Live is an opportunity to see, try and buy the very best in cutting edge consumer technology. You'll be able to get hands on with the newest tech on the market. There'll be fantastic features for all the family and to see The Gadget Show presenters in a stunning hour-long show. There'll be plenty of giveaways and outstanding technology. This is a social event designed to encourage members of all ages and their families and guests to find excitement in engineering.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 April 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: AGM
    09 April 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Local area AGM and a talk about the Welsh Highland Railway from a volunteer's viewpoint.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    04 April 2014 10:00 to 05 April 2014 19:00
    Cheltenham Design Festival - Cheltenham
    2 Day Festival Celebrating Design
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    26 March 2014 16:20 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Adrian Allen will give a talk on the Case for Metals in Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing
    Industry: Bulk materials handling
  • Event Type: Talk
    19 March 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    The Royal George - Gloucester
    Talk organised by the Chartered Quality Institute.
    Industry: Automobile
  • AGM
    Event Type: AGM
    19 March 2014 18:30 to 21:30
    Marsh Farm Hotel - Swindon - Swindon
    AGM. Due to limited registered interest, the presentations scheduled for this event has been postponed until further notice. However, the Annual General Meeting will proceed and refreshments will be available.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    17 March 2014 17:00 to 20:00
    Western House - Swindon
    Young Engineers will present their papers, in competition with each other. The winner will go forward for a place in the national final at Birdcage Walk, London. Lawrence Walton - Up-grading Heathrow Airport Junction Khalid Lagnatha – Life Cycle Assessment of Twin Track Cantilever Yewande Gbadegesin – Train retro-fitment for ETCS Jamie Baggott – Keeping the HST Fleet Running Gareth Storton – Bringing Heavy maintenance in house
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social Event
    15 March 2014 20:00 to 23:59
    BAWA - Bristol - Bristol
    THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. Colleagues have asked us to organise a Western Region social event, so that you can relax in the company of other members and their partners.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    12 March 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    06 March 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    The initial years of operation of the A380 airliner
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    28 February 2014 23:00 to 23:00
    Western Aerospace Centre 2014 Prize - Abstract Submission Deadline
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    27 February 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Hamlins Engineering - Bridgwater
    Visit to the Motor Engineering Workshop of Thomas Hamlin in Bridgwater for a tour and a talk about some of their work.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    25 February 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    The expected emergence of unconventional gas as a prime energy fuel will depend on public acceptance of hydraulic fracturing. Over the next 20 years gas is expected to continue to develop, but most of that growth will be on the back of unconventional or shale gas. Professor Peter Styles will talk about this technology and examine its strengths and weaknesses.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Social Event
    22 February 2014 09:00 to 18:00
    Immanuel United Reformed Church - Swindon
    A backstage tour of the Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, which will explore the £12million recent redevelopment project and then provide an opportunity to visit the City of Bristol. This is a social event designed to build our engineering community and is open to members and accompanied guests.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    19 February 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Garden Court (Building 40), UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON - Southampton
    The lecture will describe two examples of the new generation of passenger trains being produced by Siemens, one of the world’s leading suppliers of railway equipment. Joint event with I Mech E Southampton Area For more detail click on event title.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    19 February 2014 15:00 to 17:30
    *TBC
    Technical Visit, numbers are limited, and pre-registration is essential. Please contact mick.james@rssb.co.uk to book your place.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    12 February 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    12 February 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    Gloucester Waterways Museum, - Gloucester,
    Steam Dredger talk with a tour of the Dredger, Steam Crane and Fielding & Platt Engine. The event is planned to take place at Gloucester Waterways Museum, GL1 2EH, on Wednesday the 12th of February. 18:30 for a 19:00 start. We hope to see you there for a thoroughly interesting event.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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    Event Type: Talk
    10 February 2014 18:00 to 21:00
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    Please note this event is now Fully Booked.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    04 February 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Siemans - Chippenham
    A summary of the massive renewal and modernisation programme on the Great Western Main Line. This talk will begin by covering the London end of the route, then will look at progress so far and the challenges to come.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    23 January 2014 18:30 to 21:00
    UWE Room Number 2Q42 - Bristol
    A talk on the advantages and routes professional registration with the IMechE.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    22 January 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    A talk on the advantages and routes professional registration with the IMechE.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social Event
    17 January 2014 19:30 to 22:30
    Tikka Flame - Bristol
    Join us to celebrate a successful year and meet some like-minded engineers for a bit of networking and fun over a curry. There will also be a talk (with samples!) on "Chocolate - a short history and a bit of science". Please book to avoid disappointment.
    Industry: Food engineering
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    08 January 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    08 January 2014 17:15 to 19:30
    Davidson House - Reading
    Carolyn and members of her team will demonstrate the engineering skill, patience, persistence and serendipity of their investigations.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    12 December 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    The Genesis project consists of a number of pavilions constructed is various ways to demonstrate sustainable practices and materials in the mainstream construction industry. It also demonstrates various renewable energy systems that can be used in buildings.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 December 2013 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    10 December 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    10 December 2013 18:00 to 20:00
    Bristol Blue Glass - Bristol
    Get in the Christmas spirit by blowing your own Christmas bauble out of the famous Bristol Blue Glass! This event is fully booked.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 December 2013 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    This is a joint event with the I Mech E Swindon Panel. The eminent and eminently enjoyable Prof Rod Smith shares his view of the British railway system and where he sees it going. A knowledgeable review and an insight into the future from one of the most authoritative figures in the industry. After the presentation and audience participation everyone is welcome to stay behind and continue the debate over drinks and a hot finger buffet.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 December 2013 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon, Wiltshire
    This is a joint event with the IMechE South Western Railway Division Centre. The eminent and eminently enjoyable Prof Rod Smith shares his view of the British railway system and where he sees it going. A knowledgeable review and an insight into the future from one of the most authoritative figures in the industry. After the presentation and audience participation everyone is welcome to stay behind and continue the debate over drinks and a hot finger buffet.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    04 December 2013 14:30 to 16:30
    Morgan Motor Company
    Visit to Morgan Cars. Guided Tour. EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    02 December 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Dr Paul Davison - Race Engineer MARUSSIA F1 Team.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Social Event
    28 November 2013 19:00 to 23:00
    *TBC
    Our monthly Young Members Panel Bristol social
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    27 November 2013 18:00 to 27 November 2012 20:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    Christmas Family Lecture - Chemistry for the Terrified
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    27 November 2013 17:30 to 19:00
    Powell Lecture Room - Bristol
    In this talk Peter will review the long and fascinating history chocolate, from its origins as a spice in South America, to the present day confectionery.
    Industry: Food engineering
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    26 November 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF Visitor Centre - Bridgwater
    Further details to be published later.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    19 November 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    19 November 2013 18:00 to 21:30
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    The Bath and Bristol Young Members' Panel present a talk and QandA on Starting Up Your Own Business. Please note time change to an 1800 start.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    18 November 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Our annual symposium examines the future strategy for passenger rolling stock in Great Britain. Three senior rail industry leaders will give their views of the future. Malcolm Brown is a member of the steering group for the Strategy. David Clarke will focus on innovation in rolling stock design, and Tim Bentley will describe factors relating to the manufacturing and maintenance of passenger rolling stock. The audience will then have the opportunity to debate the issues with the speakers.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 November 2013 19:30 to 21:30
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    13 November 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Delphi Diesel Systems - Gloucestershire
    19:00 Refreshments, 19:30 Talk Starts. Renewable Energy and Heating (For Domestic and Commercial Properties). IMechE event that is part of the Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    13 November 2013 18:00 to 21:00
    Cranfield University (Shrivenham)
    An event for prospective members, existing members and employers to find out how to get more out of the IMechE. Additionally, there is an opportunity to explore military engineering in the the Defence Capability Centre. Buffet dinner will be provided. Free, however prior booking and photo ID are essential.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    30 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Bridgwater College - Bridgwater
    Informative session on BIT and effectiveness in the workplace covering cost savings, measurable improvement in business efficiency, a reduction in wastage and a workplace culture that not only embraces but seeks continual change.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    23 October 2013 18:45 to 21:00
    Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
    Please note that this tour is now fully booked. We will meet at the Avon Gorge Hotel where we will draw names out of the hat to see who goes on what tour.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    22 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    Joint lecture with IET.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    22 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    21 October 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    We are pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of the Prestige series of lectures will be presented by Neil Scott (UK Engineering Director, Airbus), Where Next for Airbus - Evolution or Revolution?
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    21 October 2013 16:00 to 18:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Western Aerospace Centre Committee Meeting
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    19 October 2013 09:50 to 16:00
    Wadworth Brewery Visitors Centre - Devizes, Wiltshire
    A tour of the Wadworth Brewery in Devizes followed by lunch in a local pub. Free coach transport from Swindon. Free entry to the Wadworth Experience for IMechE members (£5 for up to one guest per member). Lunch £6.95. Booking essential.
    Industry: Food engineering
  • Event Type: Talk
    16 October 2013 18:30 to 21:30
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    Talkers from Wind Prospect give an insight into the Wind Farming Industry.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 October 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    The electrification of the GW mainline is a major railway project in the western region and will be assisted by specialist railway plant designed specifically for the purpose described by Simon Bailey and Andy Batters. The factory train will be based in Swindon, in a new depot built specifically for the purpose. Howard Griffiths will describe how the depot will be run/operated. 17.00 Tea and coffee 17.30 Lecture
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 October 2013 19:30 to 21:30
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    BAWA - Bristol - Bristol
    Speaker Lloyd Burnell.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    08 October 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    What is railway signalling? Why is it important? How does it affect me? This presentation will answer these key questions and show how this fascinating discipline enables fast, frequent and safe rail services that underpin our national economy.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social Event
    26 September 2013 19:00 to 23:00
    Zero Degrees - Bristol
    First Young Members Panel Bristol Social
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    23 September 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    The Railway Division chairman, Chris Moss, starts his tour of the regional centres with a presentation of his chairman's address. 17.00 Tea and coffee 17.30 Lecture
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    22 September 2013 07:30 to 17:00
    Castle Combe Circuit - Chippenham
    GREENPOWER RENISHAW WESTERN REGIONAL HEAT
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    18 September 2013 19:00 to 22:00
    Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Bath
    Colonel Rod Williams, Chief Aviation Engineer for the Army, is to talk on the impact of Human Factors on Army Aviation Flight Safety. He will be assisted by Maj Geoff Beaumont, drawing upon recent experiences and illustrated real case histories. Insights have the potential to inform engineering practices beyond the aviation environment.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    14 September 2013 07:30 to 17:00
    RNAS Merryfield - Nr Ilminster
    GREENPOWER SOMERSET REGIONAL HEAT
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 September 2013 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    14 August 2013 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    We are a friendly bunch and our once monthly meetings help us decide what events to put on, idea's for bigger projects and just a general opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area! We hope to see you soon!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    27 July 2013 12:45 to 14:45
    Bristol Harbour Festival - Bristol
    Take part in the Bath and Bristol Young Member Panel's first cardboard boat race at Bristol Harbour Festival! Alternatively, volunteer to support this event by helping young chidren build their own miniature boat.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social Event
    20 July 2013 19:00 to 23:00
    Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier - Weston-super-Mare
    CANCELLED Western Region IMechE Annual Dinner
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    10 July 2013 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to the Bath and Bristol Young members committee meeting to find out more about what we do in the area and get involved in organising events for young engineers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    27 June 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    *TBC
    IMechE end of year social in Bath.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    19 June 2013 09:00 to 17:00
    National Oceanography Centre - Hampshire
    VISIT to the National Oceanography Centre.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    12 June 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Atkins - Almondsbury - Bristol
    The Engineering Challenges of Commercial Spaceflight.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    11 June 2013 18:30 to 20:30
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    The Hitachi Super Express Train is the new generation of high speed trains which will operate on the Great Western Main Line after it is electrified. The trains will be assembled at a new factory in the north of England and the GW trains will be maintained at depots in Bristol and west London. PLEASE NOTE This is a TUESDAY starting with refreshments at 18.30
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social Event
    17 May 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Wilts & Berks Canal trip and BBQ.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 May 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 May 2013 18:30 to 20:00
    1.15 Small Lecture Theatre - University of Bristol - Bristol
    Team Invictus talk on their project to build a high-tech racing catamaran.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: AGM
    08 May 2013 18:30 to 22:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Bath and Bristol Young Members Annual General Meeting. Voting for this year's committee places with take place. Anyone can join the committee as an ordinary member or apply for the named positions, or just come along to meet us and for some food and drink afterwards.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    08 May 2013 14:00 to 17:00
    *TBC
    Delivery Test & Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) Visit (Follow up to lecture on 21st Nov 2012).
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Annual Dinner
    01 May 2013 19:00 to 30 November 2012 23:00
    Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier - Weston-super-Mare
    IMechE Western Region Annual Dinner.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Annual Dinner
    26 April 2013 19:00 to 23:30
    Fleet Air Arm Museum
    Your opportunity to network with local employers, while enjoying a dinner under the iconic Concorde and talk by former Concorde pilot Les Evans.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    26 April 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    *TBC
    The event will consist of a visit to Thornefalcon Classic Car showroom to view the vehicles present.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    24 April 2013 19:30 to 21:00
    University of Bath - Bath
    Looking at the history of the Cosmos at the Large Hadron Collider - Joint Event with the West of England Metals and Materials Association (WEMMA).
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    24 April 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    EDF
    Joint Lecture with IET. Exhibition display before lecture. Open to all. Non-members welcome. Talk will start at 19:30. **Glos Area AGM before the talk, at 19:00**
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Talk
    16 April 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Lecture Theatre 1R026 - Bristol
    CANCELLED - Sustainability and the role of Engineers in the 21st century
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    15 April 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    The Western Aerospace Centre annual prize competition encourages Continuing Professional Development for Young Engineers who have previously graduated with a first degree. Four finalists have been selected from a large number of good quality entries.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    15 April 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    AGM followed by a lecture on the new vehicles provided for the ultra successful Pendolinos used on the West Coast between London, Birmingham, the North West and Scotland.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 April 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Abbey Wood - Bristol - Bristol
    The lecture will highlight the many varied and interesting engineering challenges in delivering men, material and machines from the air within defence. This exciting and entertaining lecture should appeal to a wide audience, beyond the immediate defence community, reflecting how JADTEU delivers success.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Talk
    21 March 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Elwes Building
    Joint Lecture, organised by the IET. Open to all. Non-members welcome. Talk will start at 19:30.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    19 March 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    The Bull at Hinton - Chippenham
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    19 March 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Joint Lecture with RAeS. Open to all. Non-members welcome. Talk will start at 19:30.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 March 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    The talk will illustrate the opportunities and risks in wind and renewable energy projects. Using experience of UK projects and advice to corporate and public sectors it will provide an overview of technical, commercial and planning issues and how to overcome them. The talk will be of interest to decision makers including engineers, planners and organisations with challenging energy and carbon targets.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Talk
    14 March 2013 18:30 to 20:30
    Marsh Farm Hotel - Swindon - Swindon
    Following the Olympics and Paralympics of last summer, this lecture examines the influence and use of engineering in sport. Particularly how leading edge technologies from industry are used to create faster, lighter and more efficient equipment, to how precision analysis tools are allowing coaches to fine-tune athletes’ performance better than ever before. Technology usually associated with Formula 1 is making cyclists go faster, composite materials help pole-vaulters leap higher.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    13 March 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Bath
    Reducing the load for soldiers – wearable soldier systems. Nomination evening.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    12 March 2013 17:00 to 20:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    Peter Wright, a Vehicle Integration Manager from JLR will be talking about how the new Range Rover ties in with the company's plans for sustainability. Lauren Coyle, an accommodation and usage engineer who has gone through JLR's graduate scheme will be on hand for an informal recruitment Q&A after the talk. The pair will also be bringing with them a brand new Ranger Rover, which will be parked outside Queens Building for you to get up close and personal!
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    11 March 2013 17:15 to 19:00
    Cardiff University School of Engineering - Cardiff
    An update on the exciting Crossrail project, which is the biggest engineering project in Europe. This lecture will describe key aspects of the project design and planning, provide an update on construction progress and explain how engineering solutions have been developed to cope with the challenges presented by delivering such a complex project in the heart of a congested city.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Debate
    06 March 2013 18:00 to 22:00
    Glendinning Lecture Theatre (2D67)
    Join the IMechE in collaboration with CIBSE at this Energy Question Time event, where a panel of speakers will answer your questions on the subject of "Achieving a Sustainable Energy Future". There will also be time for networking with a buffet and drinks provided.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    20 February 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    Fukishima lecture – An Analysis of the Fukushima Accident and its Implications
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    20 February 2013 15:00 to 19:00
    *TBC
    Visit to Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    20 February 2013 13:45 to 16:45
    Technology Centre, Spirax-Sarco Ltd. - Cheltenham
    This is an IMechE members only event. Booking is required.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    11 February 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Bath & Bristol Committee Meeting.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    11 February 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    Milford House - Swindon
    One of the highlights of the year; young engineers will present their papers, in competition with each other. NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE TO MILFORD HOUSE, SWINDON Charlotte Mace, Assistant Design Engineer Title: The Mobile Maintenance Unit Thomas Mynors, Graduate Civil Engineer Title: Western Route Environmental Resilience Tim Brain, Signalling Project Engineer. Title: Reading Station Area Re-signalling, Stage F
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    06 February 2013 18:15 to 19:30
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    Bath and Bristol Young Members are pleased to announce a lecture about RepRap, humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine, with a demonstration of one of the machines taking place at the lecture!
    Industry: Rapid prototyping & direct manufacturing
  • Event Type: Talk
    30 January 2013 18:30 to 21:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    Becoming a Fellow.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social Event
    23 January 2013 19:00 to 22:00
    Tikka Flame - Bristol
    Come along and celebrate a successful year. Meet some like minded engineers for a bit of networking and fun over a curry! There will also be a short talk from a record breaker who cycled round the world! Please book in advance for this event as there are limited places.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk
    23 January 2013 19:00 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Open to all. Non-members welcome. Talk will start at 19:30.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    16 January 2013 16:30 to 19:00
    Honda UK Manufacturing (Swindon) - Swindon
    This is an IMechE members only event. Booking is required.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 January 2013 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    State of the art lectures on engineering solutions for giving advice to drivers to assist them to drive efficiency - given from two contrasting railway viewpoints of intercity operations and urban metro.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    01 January 2013 00:00 to 00:00
    *TBC
    Visit TBC
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    10 December 2012 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Our annual Family Evening this year is a presentation by Dave Saunders on that most controversial of characters from railway history, Dr Richard Beeching. The 'Beeching Report' was published on 27th March 1963. The Beeching proposed wholesale route closures in an attempt to concentrate resources on the core routes. Was he wrong, or right? Was he led or misguided or a farsighted thinker? See if you agree with Dave's thoughts.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    08 December 2012 11:00 to 16:00
    Museum of the Great Western Railway - Swindon
    Visit to STEAM Museum with short talk, "Preserving the Great Western Railway - relevance for future railway development" , and free access to the museum
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    05 December 2012 19:00 to 21:00
    Atkins - Almondsbury - Bristol
    National Grid: The future energy challenge! - How will we connect up to the new, renewable power sources?
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Talk
    04 December 2012 18:30 to 20:00
    Room 8W 2.1 - Bath
    Researchers at the University of Warwick have unveiled the "World's First Vegetarian Formula 3 racing car" which is powered by chocolate, steered by carrots, has bodywork made from potatoes ...and can still do 125mph around corners.
    Industry: Food engineering
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    28 November 2012 18:15 to 19:30
    University of the West of England - Bristol
    Join us for an overview of the newest developments in the tidal energy industry! The location has now been confirmed as: UWE Room 2Q49, Q Block, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS16 1QY
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    21 November 2012 14:00 to 17:00
    Land Training Fleet - Warminster
    This is a technical visit to The Land Training Fleet (Warminster), whose mission is to direct the process and procedures for the management and material accounting of the operational training equipment in order to maximise availability.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    15 November 2012 19:00 to 21:00
    Somerset College - Taunton
    The talk will summarise the background and significance of the programme, and then focus on the restoration project itself. In particular, various problems and issues encountered will be highlighted, together with how they were overcome, leading to the spectacular first test flight on 18th October 2007.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk
    14 November 2012 19:00 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    Open to all. Non-members welcome. Talk will start at 19:30.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    13 November 2012 18:30 to 20:00
    St Joseph's Catholic College - Swindon
    CORAC has been developing small, oil-free, very high speed and high power density turbo compressors for raw gas duties since 2002.
    Industry: Coal / Oil / Gas
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    06 November 2012 19:30 to 21:30
    Room 5W 2.3 - Bath
    The lecture will describe ideas and research activities in the areas of ceramics, bioactive coatings, biodegradable composites and explore the prospects for a new generation of orthopaedic biomaterials.
    Industry: Biomedical engineering
  • Event Type: Debate
    05 November 2012 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Three very senior speakers from a train operating company, infrastructure manager and academia present their views and then debate the subject with the audience under the chairmanship of Andrew Chivers, Managing Director, National Express Trains.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    01 November 2012 19:00 to 21:00
    Clifton Rocks Railway - Bristol
    The IMechE Bath and Bristol Area Committee has organized a tour of this attraction for IMechE members. Following this 2-hour tour we plan to meet for a small social event in the Mall Pub in Clifton Village. Due to limited availability PRE BOOKING for the tour Is required.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    29 October 2012 18:30 to 21:00
    University of Bristol - Bristol
    In this lecture, Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal (ASTRAEA Project Director) will describe the challenges and successes of the ASTRAEA programme and discuss the potential for the UAS industry in the UK.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk
    24 October 2012 19:00 to 21:00
    Safran Landing Systems - Gloucester
    A presentation of some of the engineering challenges on Phase 1 and the proposals and solutions to restore the canal to full navigation. Open to all. Non-members welcome. Talk will start at 19:30.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    15 October 2012 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    The Railway Division's chairman's address on interfaces and interactions in the railway industry.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    09 October 2012 19:00 to 21:00
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    Energy generation from biomass: challenges, opportunities and risk in the low carbon economy
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    07 October 2012 10:30 to 13:00
    Bitton Railway Station - Bristol
    Join us for a ride on the Avon Valley Railway on one of their restored steam trains, then a tour of the yard and locomotives, followed by a short talk on the workings of a steam train. Please book to reserve your seat on the train.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    30 September 2012 07:00 to 17:00
    Castle Combe Circuit - Chippenham
    Volunteers needed: Electric car build and racing for schools.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    17 September 2012 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    Lecture by the user and the manufacturer / maintainer of the Class 175 DMU and their engineering success in improving the fleet performance.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    15 September 2012 07:00 to 17:00
    RNAS Merryfield - Nr Ilminster
    Volunteers needed: Electric car build and racing for schools.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    12 September 2012 19:00 to 21:00
    Sports engineering is a growing field within engineering with applications now reaching many high profile sports, especially those in the Olympics. This lecture aims to quantify the difference that engineering can make and has made in various Olympic sports, including cycling, swimming and tennis.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    16 August 2012 18:30 to 21:00
    Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
    Spaces are very limited for the tour and places MUST be booked in advance. We will meet at the Avon gorge hotel where we will draw names out of the hat to see who goes on what tour.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    13 June 2012 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Come along to the Bath and Bristol Young members committee meeting to find out more about what we do in the area and get involved in organising events for young engineers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Seminar
    22 May 2012 18:30 to 21:00
    Intel Corporation Ltd. - Swindon
    Based on the popular BBC Question Time programme, Engineers’ Question Time in Swindon gives attendees the opportunity to ask representatives from local government, education and industry, questions about science, engineering and technology in general and the future of engineering in particular. Attendees are encouraged to enter questions when registering or they can be asked on the night. A lively discussion is expected.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: AGM
    17 May 2012 18:30 to 22:00
    Zero Degrees - Bristol
    Come along and join in the fun!
    Industry: Food engineering
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    09 May 2012 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green - Bristol
    Due to the AGM being moved to the 17th of May.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    26 April 2012 18:30 to 20:00
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    Whether you have a professional or educational interest, or if you simply enjoy British sporting success, find out more about the engineering behind sporting excellence at this entertaining and informative presentation.
    Industry: Research & development
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    23 April 2012 18:00 to 20:00
    Small Lecture Theatre Rm 1.15 - Bristol University - Bristol
    Monday 23rd April 2012, 18:00 for 18:30 start Queens Building, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TS The event is FREE and open to all. No pre-booking required. Finger buffet and drinks after the event
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    23 April 2012 18:00 to 21:00
    Queens Building, University of Bristol - Bristol
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    19 April 2012 18:30 to 20:30
    Marsh Farm Hotel - Swindon - Swindon
    LECTURE “One planet; too many people?” by Dr. Tim Fox
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    18 April 2012 19:00 to 21:00
    *TBC
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk
    16 April 2012 19:00 to 20:00
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee Meeting
    16 April 2012 18:30 to 20:00
    The Western region are looking to recruit new committee members for both the regional and young member panels. Come along to a meet and greet on Monday 16th April at 6.30pm for your chance to find out what is involved in a local group and how volunteering for your Institution means you can really give something back to the profession.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    16 April 2012 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    Industry: Railway
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