Chair: Mr Daniel Pope MIOA
Secretary: Mr David O'Neill
The South West branch provides a focus for members in the region with the aim of organising meetings across the range of acoustics disciplines. Whilst topics and speakers are usually suggested by committee members we would welcome ideas for future meetings from the wider Branch membership. To aid this we have recently carried out a survey of members in the region and will use the survey responses to inform our future programme of meetings.
Our meetings are invariably free, usually with tea and coffee provided, and as well as assisting professional development also give an opportunity to meet and socialise with acousticians from a range of backgrounds.
One of the difficulties that our Branch faces in encouraging participation is the sheer size of the region with members coming from the entire south-west and into Wales. To put this into context Gloucester, to the north of our region, is almost 60 miles closer to Leeds than it is to Penzance in the extreme south-west! This does mean that our meetings tend to occur in locations which are more readily accessible to the population centres of the west of England and South Wales. However we would be very pleased to hear of any good ideas to organise and promote meetings throughout the whole of the region.
Please contact the Chair or Secretary for further information about the Branch or if you would like to suggest a topic for inclusion in the Branch programme.