Local societies

The Institute has a network of over 50 affiliated Local Societies distributed throughout the UK, covering a wide range of disciplines and running events throughout the year. Check the list below to find a Local Society near you.

UK regions

The Institute’s UK Regions and all the Local Societies (all disciplines) within that region are listed below.

Contact details and a link to events in each region can be found by following the link for that region

South East

CAMS Cambridge & Anglian Materials Society
ICTa L&HC ICTa London and Home Counties
LSEPkgS London & South of England Packaging Society
LMS London Materials Society
OMS Oxford Materials Society
SEPRG South East Plastics & Rubber Group
WSMS West Surrey Materials Society

South West (including South Wales)

CorIE Cornish Institute of Engineers
EVMHS Ebbw Vale Metallurgical & Historical Society
NDMS Newport & District Materials Society
SWMA South Wales Materials Association
SWPkgS South West Packaging Society
WIMM Wales Institute of Mining & Metallurgy
WEMMA West of England Metals & Materials Association


BMetA Birmingham Metallurgical Association
CWMS Coventry & Warwickshire Materials Society
EMMS East Midlands Materials Society
EMPkgS East Midlands Packaging Society
ICTa EM ICTa East Midlands
ICTa NS ICTa North Staffordshire
ICTa N&D ICTa Notts & Derby
ICTa WM ICTa West Midlands
MIME Midland Institute of Mining Engineers
MPRG Midlands Plastics & Rubber Group
SMMMI South Midlands Mining & Minerals Institute
SISI Staffordshire Iron & Steel Institute
TPA Telford Polymer Association
WestIMM Western Institute of Mining & Minerals

North East

CIE Cleveland Institution of Engineers
ICTa Yorks ICTa Yorkshire
LBMES Leeds-Bradford Materials Engineering Society
LISI Lincolnshire Iron & Steel Institute
MIME Midland Institute of Mining Engineers
NEIMME North of England Institute of Mining & Mechanical Engineers
NEPkgS North of England Packaging Society
NEPA North East Polymer Association
SMEA Sheffield Metallurgical & Engineering Association
TWMS Tyne & Wear Materials Society

North West (including North Wales)

ICTa Lancs ICTa Lancashire
MMS Manchester Metallurgical Society
MPG Manchester Polymer Group
MSC Materials Society of Cumbria
MNWPG Merseyside & North Wales Polymer Group
NEPkgS North of England Packaging Society


MIS Mining Institute of Scotland
SAM Scottish Association for Metals
SPkgS Scottish Packaging Society
SPRA Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association


INMG Irish North Materials Group
IPkgS Irish Packaging Society
ISPG Irish South Polymer Group
MI Materials Ireland