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97th Thomas Hawksley Lecture: Powering the Future

14 December 2009

This year’s Thomas Hawksley lecture will be presented by Paul Willson, Deputy Director of Generation for international engineering consultancy, Parsons Brinckerhoff. Paul is also the principal author of Powering the Future, a detailed and hard-hitting report by Parsons Brinckerhoff which focuses on the impact of meeting the UK Government’s carbon reduction targets for 2050 and highlights critical steps for tackling CO2 reduction.

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Water: A Glass Half Full or a Glass Half Empty?

30 November 2009

The south east of England is now officially ‘water stressed’ and something drastically different from traditional solutions is required in the near future from water engineers. This lecture will review the questions from both strategic and local perspectives. The discussion will put in context some answers for the future engineering of water infrastructure.



This lecture is FREE and open to all.

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Climate Change - Have We Lost the Battle?

26 November 2009

If climate change is one of the biggest threats to mankind and our planet, what can we as engineers do about it? Do we have the right strategy to win this war or is it simply too late?  The Chairman of the Young Members’ Board, Jonathan Hursthouse, invites you to the climate change question time debate.



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Taking up the Gauntlet – TfL’s Strategy for Sustainability & Environment on London's Rail Networks

23 November 2009

Sir Seymour Biscoe Tritton Prestige Lecture presented by Ian Brown BSc FCILT,Managing Director, London Rail, Transport for London

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Signalling, have we lost the plot?

11 November 2009

Eddie Goddard, LUL, discussing British Trains

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Guest Lecture - 'Community Engineering' Is What We Really Need

10 November 2009

Professor Heinz Wolff, Emeritus Professor, Brunel Institute for Bioengineering presents a guest lecture on Community Engineering as part of "Engineering for the Ageing Population: Challenges & Opportunities"

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James Clayton Memorial Lecture 2009: Sustainable Engineering or Engineering Sustainability? – Challenges for Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

19 October 2009

Professor Jeremy Watson, Global Research Director, Arup will present some key ideas for sustainability enabled by multi-disciplinary engineering.

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Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past - 2009 ASHRAE Lecture

15 October 2009

ASHRAE President Gordon Holness will focus his presentation on sustaining our future by rebuilding our past, addressing energy efficiency in existing buildings.

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Moving Tube Heritage Railways Division Heritage Lecture

12 October 2009

Looking at the Heritage Trains on the London Underground in the past decades.

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Chairman's Address: What has Formula One ever done for us?

01 October 2009

The 2009 Chairman's Address focussed on how F1 techniques can be applied to speed development, encourage innovation, deliver complex projects on time and make a profit.

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In at the Deep End - a review of the move into deepwater oil exploration and the technology challenges facing the industry

30 September 2009

John Baxter, Group Head of Engineering, BP, reviews the engineering challenges as oil exploration and production moves from fixed platforms on the continental shelf to floating structures in deep water. 

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Interoperability, Europe and Morris Dancing

28 September 2009

Presented by: Chris Carr, Deputy Director, Department for Transport

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Railway Division Chairman's Address Bridging the Gap - Industry and Academia in Harmony

14 September 2009

Presented by Professor Roger Goodall this years address will follow up on the message from the chairman last year 'The Importance of Engineering Science', in particular focussing upon the need for strong links between industry and the 'science base' (principally the universities). Ideas and techniques are being generated by universities that are applicable to the railways; equally there are issues in the industry to which universities can contribute.

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Geo-engineering media coverage

02 September 2009

Broadcast coverage from the IMechE's Geo-Engineering Report.

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IMechE talks to BBC London Tonight on the city’s power cuts

22 July 2009

IMechE talks to BBC London Tonight on the city’s power cuts

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Nissan Battery Investment

20 July 2009

Dr Colin Brown speaks on Nissan's plans to manufacture batteries at its Sunderland car plant.

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Formula Student 2009

16 July 2009

105 universities from 20 countries across 5 categories. Watch the action from this year’s Formula Student competition at Silverstone.

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Engineer profile: Alice Younge

01 July 2009

Alice Younge, PhD student at Imperial College London, talks about her research in biomechanical engineering.

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Engineer profile: Ben Truman

01 July 2009

Ben Truman, Actuation Systems Engineer at Goodrich, discusses the development of braking systems for Airbus aircraft.

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Engineer profile: Joanna Gleeson

01 July 2009

Joanna Gleeson, Maintenance Engineer at Corus Steelworks, talks about energy conservation.

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Engineer profile: Steven Chan

01 July 2009

Steven Chan, Project engineer for Tube Lines on the London Underground

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Tribology Gold Medal

09 June 2009

Prof. Colin Brown talks about the Tribology Gold Medal Award.

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Lessons from GE19: Essential Engineering Questions

02 June 2009

Presented by Martin Brown, the Director of Health, Safety and Environment at Transport for London, this lecture will provide an insight into the investigation undertaken after the collapse of the GE19 bridge. It will provide a chance to debate the issues relating to the reasons for failure and the lessons learnt. Additionally, it will examine the barriers that exist to the application of fundamental engineering principles within innovative design.

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Annual Meeting and Presidential Address "Managing to Improve the World Through Engineering"

27 May 2009

Keith H Millard CEng FIMechE presented the Presidential Address on the subject of "Managing to Improve the World Through Engineering"

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LNG: The UK’s Future

21 May 2009

PRESSURE SYSTEMS GROUP PRESTIGE LECTURE

Supported by the Tyne and Wear Young Members Panel
This evening lecture presented by Paul Maynard, Whessoe Oil & Gas will provide an introduction to the global LNG market and examine the UK’s current market position.

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Aircraft Carriers for the Future - 81st Thomas Lowe Gray Lecture

13 May 2009

The 81st Thomas Lowe Gray Memorial Lecture will be delivered by RAdm Nigel Guild. In the Centenary year of Naval Aviation, the lecture will take a look at the evolution of aircraft carriers, studying their past, present and future.

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The London Tideway Tunnels

05 May 2009

A major Thames Water project – the London Tideway Tunnels – is set to make the River Thames cleaner and healthier.

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Climate Change Question Time

29 April 2009

The Institution hosted its first ever question time debate on climate change at its One Birdcage Walk headquarters on 29 April. The debate discussed how we should tackle the greatest environmental challenge of our time.

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Delivering the Glendoe Hydro Electric Scheme

28 April 2009

This lecture by Jim Smith of Airtricity discusses the recently commissioned 100MW Glendoe Hydro Electric scheme, providing an insight into the design and construction process involved in delivering the project.

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Is Rail a Viable Mode of Transport for the 21st Century? - Sir Seymour Biscoe Tritton lecture

27 April 2009

A view on where rail needs to improve if it is to have a successful future, looking at actual costs, reliability and carbon performance, and how technology and better knowledge management could improve the railway’s service.

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IRSE Presidential Address

24 April 2009

The inauguration of Frans Heijnen as the President of the IRSE.

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'Green Skills' - IMechE, National Skills Academy for Manufacturing and Warwick Manufacturing Group Inaugural Lecture

21 April 2009

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya KB CBE discusses how through creating a symbiotic relationship between Academia and industry we can at once grow the economy and preserve the environment.

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Climate Change: Adapting to the Inevitable report

13 April 2009

IMechE makes the headlines with its Climate Change: Adapting to the Inevitable report.

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Nuclear Power - from Last Gasp to Second Wind (Management Challenge Lecture 2009)

24 March 2009

The lecture will review the tumultuous changes taking place in the nuclear industry; from its enthusiastic beginnings, through the darker days and on to the current resurgence.

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IMechE's vision: Improving the world through engineering

20 March 2009

Engineering is something of a hidden success story in the UK. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is increasing awareness by taking a positive, inspiring message into schools and out to the media. This video communicates our vision and highlights the work of some of our 78,000 members.

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44th John Player Lecture - Meeting the Challenge: A380, A350XWB and Beyond

18 March 2009

This presentation explores how Airbus engineers rose to the challenge of developing structural solutions that balanced these often conflicting needs, culminating in the most successful entry into service ever for a commercial aircraft.

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ERTMS Infrastructure - the Spanish Experience

11 March 2009

In the last 20 years, Spain has modernised its commuter lines in the major cities as well as developed new high-speed lines linking these cities.

This presentation describes progress towards meeting those two laudable objectives.

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S Stock - A New Train for London's Sub-Surface Railway

09 March 2009

The presentation outlines the key features of the S Stock design, in particular the innovative features being introduced onto London's Sub-Surface Railway.

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Benefits of Volunteering With Schools

02 March 2009

The benefits of volunteering for schools.

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Business in the Community

02 March 2009

An overview of the benefits of encouraging volunteering within a company culture.

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The Ambassador Programme - a Brief Overview

02 March 2009

The Ambassador programme - a brief overview.

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Volunteers in School - A Teacher's Perspective

02 March 2009

Fiona Abankwah, Deputy Head teacher of Hornsey School for Girls outlines the importance and expectations of volunteers in the classroom.

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Young Members - Benefits of Volunteering

02 March 2009

Having managed the Cooling the Planet Competition Chris provided an overview of the benefits of getting involved.

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Developing Great People (Hugh Ford Management Lecture)

18 February 2009

What do you think makes your business successful? What does 'great' mean? What drives people to be great - is it nature or nurture?

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ERTMS Opportunities in the UK

16 February 2009

What is ERTMS? Where is it being used? Why do we want it? Can we afford it? Where are we? What are we planning? Issues and opportunities.

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Flight 1549, Hudson Plane Crash (January 2008)

05 February 2009

Flight 1549, Hudson Plane Crash

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Renewable Energy and Energy from Waste

29 January 2009

Renewable Energy and Energy from Waste

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Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation Lecture - The History of Another Dimension - 50 Years of Bentley's V8 Engine

22 January 2009

Dr Ulrich Eichhorn's lecture covers the original design and development of the Bentley V8 engine, from its introduction in 1959 through to its present day form in the newly launched Bentley Brooklands coupe.

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Recreating the Whitby and Pickering Railway

19 January 2009

Philip Benham discusses how North Yorkshire Moors Railway brought a regular train service back between the towns of Pickering, becoming the first heritage railway licensed to run trains on Network Rail.

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The Use and Misuse of SIL

14 January 2009

Find out why anomalies in the interpretation of SIL have led to a misunderstanding and misuse of the concept.

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