Events

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019

WES Centenary

In 2019 WES will be 100 years old: we will be celebrating the present, remembering the past and changing the future. To find out more, go to the WES Centenary page

22nd February 2019

A Car for Women and Other Stories

Launch 16:30 to 18:00; City Art Centre, Edinburgh

The exhibition explores the life of Dorothée Pullinger and the other 'girl engineers' who sought professional engineering training in Galloway during WW1. They went on to produce the Galloway car, described as 'a car made by ladies for others of their sex'. A surviving model can be seen at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. These audacious women were pioneers in areas which are still problematic for women's participation today.

6th March 2019

2019 Everywoman in Tech Forum - The Power of Diversity

This one-day event will gather both male and female role models who innovate, challenge and embrace technology, inspirational women who have achieved great success within the sector and influential entrepreneurs who will share stories of their journey. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive masterclasses delegates will explore pressing topics shaping the current tech landscape. Attendees will discover emerging technologies, trends and innovations which will impact on the future of the sector. 

7th March 2019

Amazing Women, Terrific engineers, Great Stories. A WES2019 Talk.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee. 5-6.30pm.

At the same time as women were fighting to get the vote, many of the same women were battling to become professional engineers in a very male workplace. Dr Baker will share highlights from her years of research into the hidden histories of these pioneering women engineers. Some great stories of the battles they faced to be taken seriously and of their engineering achievements.

2019 is the centenary of the foundation of the Women’s Engineering Society and this talk is part of the society’s centenary celebrations.

7th March 2019

More than Pioneers: Women Engineers’ Technical Achievements. WES2019

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee; 2:00 – 3:30pm

We honour many of the women who battled to get careers in engineering in the early 20th century for the pioneering role they had in opening doors into a male-dominated workplace. This talk will focus on the technical achievements of wome British women engineers and reveal how they were not ‘merely’ pioneers as females but also as excellent engineers.

2019 is the centenary of the foundation of the Women’s Engineering Society and this talk is part of the society’s centenary celebrations.

8th March 2019

Echoes from Inverclyde - celebrating the histories of Scotland’s forgotten female scientists

Echoes celebrates the histories of Scotland’s forgotten female scientists, through song, music, performance and spoken word, featuring collaborations between professional musicians, performers, community musicians and school children from the surrounding areas. The Scottish “Superwomen” featured include Greenock’s own Agnes Borthwick, a WW1 engineer at Georgetown munitions factory, and a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Engineering Society.
15th March 2019

WES Annual Conference 2019: Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Future

Booking is now live for the 2019 WES Centenary Conference - Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Future on Friday 15 March 2019. Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the Women’s Engineering Society whilst boosting your Continued Professional Development. Get involved in the debate about how we can face the challenges for the next 100 years and be part of the solution.
12th June 2019 - 13th June 2019

International Business Days Le Mans 2019

Explore opportunities in research, innovation and co-design and gain a deeper understanding of the motorsport industry. 

For more details please go here.