WES at Heritage Open Days 2023

Heritage Open Days is an annual festival taking place in September every year. Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

WES will be running a series of events throughout the week. See below for the topics.

    • Women in Lighting
      Online  9th Sept 11-12

Join the Women’s Engineering Society as they celebrate Heritage Open Days and shine a spotlight on the history of women in the history of the lighting industry. Presented by Helen Close, WES Heritage Manager and Amanda Reece, Senior Lighting Professional.
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    • Women in the 1930’s Modern Home
      Online 10th Sept 11-12pm

This session delivered by independent historian Sarah Yates will look at the 1930’s modern home and the advent of electricity in the domestic sphere.
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    • Women in Shipbuilding
      Online 11th Sept 1-2pm  Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled


    • Women in Space -Judith Resnik
      Online 12th Sept 7-8pm

Kate Wardle tells the story of American Astronaut, Judith Resnik
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    • Women in Industry – Bombs, Bankruptcy and Bigamy
      Northampton Museum 14th Sept 2-3pm

Book here for this face to face event

    • Women in Electricity -Margaret Partridge
      Online 15th Sept 1-2pm

Join IET archive manager Anne Locker as we look at the life of electrical engineer and business woman, Margaret Partridge
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