Southern Region

General Information

Welcome to the Southern Region web page. The Southern Region has been incorporated with the South West Region and is now the largest region in the U.K. with more than 700 members spread over a vast area of the South of England and South Wales. The northern and western borders cover the counties from the Wash (Cambridgeshire) across Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, the South Midlands, South Wales and Devon and Cornwall. The English Channel and North Sea comprise the southern and eastern borders back to the Wash. Therefore London, Kent, the Thames Valley, East Anglia and the South West of England are all included in the catchment area. London with its fast rail links from all parts of the region is the obvious location for technical and social events and we have an excellent venue available in the centre of London which is accessible by tube from all the main railway stations.




The current committee for the Southern Region consists of the following members:

Chairman: Stephen Allen

Stephen joined the Association in 1972 as a Graduate Member, soon becoming a member of the very active North West region committee. After moving to London in 1978 he became a member of the Southern Region committee, and has now been Treasurer for nearly thirty years and Chairman since 1994. He is also Treasurer of the Seminar Committee and a Fellow of the ACostE. In 1992/4 he was the ACostE Vice-President responsible for the Regions.

Other Committee members

The current committee members are Mike Clift (Secretary), Ray Notley, Paul Vosper, Barrie Le Grove, Rod Lewington, Tony Short and James Studman.

We would welcome interest from any member who would like to join the committee and bring in new suggestions for lectures and social events.




The Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, Off St. James's Street, LondonSW1A 1LR.Telephone: (020) 7408 0214

The Royal Over-Seas League is situated at the head of Park Place, a cul-de-sac which is second on the right in St. James's Street when entering from Piccadilly (between Green Park and Piccadilly tube stations). We normally use the Mountbatten Room on the first floor as this is limited to forty attendees and adequate for most meetings. We usually ask members and guests to inform Sandbach if they wish to attend so that a larger room can be substituted if any particular lecture is very popular with the members and therefore avoid any risk of breaking fire regulations in the smaller room. Meetings usually have tea and coffee available at 5.45pm with the lecture beginning at 6.15pm. and finishing before 8pm. There is a bar on the ground floor available for further discussions and socialising after the meeting has closed.


Programme of Events


There are normally three technical meetings held over the winter period and two social meetings held over the summer, one of which is a wine tasting and the other is an evening guided tour around various sights of London. Current topics and dates are provided in the Diary section of the Journal and in this website future events section. Members are invited to bring non-members to any of the events.