Digitising the WES Journal

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) published the first issue of its journal "The Women Engineer" in 1919 and has continued to publish it quarterly since. The journals are held in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) archives in London and the issues since 2004 are available online.  

In 2015 a fundraising campaign was run to digitise the WES journals. WES is extremely grateful to the donators who made this project possible.

Anne Royle who left a legacty of £2,500
The Royal Academy of Engineering donated £1,000
Sue Bird donated £25
Graham Marsh and Carol Long donated £20
The IET has provided invaluable help to digitise the journals and are kindly hosting the journals on their website for WES.

Sponsored Digitised Issues  
1920 - 1969 sponsored by Anne Royle
1970 - 1989 sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering
1990 - 1991 sponsored by Anne Royle
1992 spring issue sponsored by Graham Marsh
1992 summer, autumn, winter sponsored by Sue Bird
1993 - 1996 spring sponsored by Anne Royle
1996 summer issue sponsored by Graham Marsh
1996 autumn, winter sponsored by Carol Long
1997 - 2003 sponsored by Anne Royle

Information About the Headline Sponsors

Royal Academy of Engineering

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The Royal Academy of Engineering provides leadership and promotes excellence across all fields of engineering, to the benefit of society. The Academy’s activities are shaped, led and delivered by its exceptional Fellowship, which represents the nation’s best practising engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs, often in leading roles across business and academia.

Anne Royale
Anne Royale was introduction to the workings and impact of WES through Isobel Hardwich (President of WES from 1961-1962), with whom she worked early on in her career. Isobel's influence enabled Anne to gain more confidence on her ability as a research materials scientist.

Anne started her career in 1956 at Ferranti as a technician in the research department analysing silicone crystal growth. In 1958 Anne moved to the Associated Electrical Industries Limited (AEI), working on Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) crystal growth. It was at AEI that Anne met Isobel and John Hardwich and with Isobel's encouragement Anne went on to study at University of Sussex from 1962 to 1965. After graduation Anne became a research scientist at English Electric in the field of materials for high power silicon devices.

In 1967 Anne moved to Malvern into the Civil Service research branch, Radar Research Establishment where she continued painstaking and exacting measurement research into semi-conductors. She stayed there until her retirement. Anne has 1 patent (High Resistivity InP) and was co-author of 23 papers.

Anne sadly died in 2014, she enjoyed keeping up with WES and its progress and kindly left a legacy to WES.