Past events

5th June 2019

Electrifying Women: understanding the long history of women in engineering - PUBLIC LECTURE

Elizabeth Bruton (Science Museum) and Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds) look at how the First World War created new opportunities for women to participate, as did the exciting new technologies of electrical power and lighting a whole generation earlier. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion of how understanding the Women’s Engineering Society’s first hundred years might help to diversify recruitment to engineering today.
18th May 2019

Extraordinary Women in Engineering: a WES Wikithon – LSE London

Join the Women’s Engineering Society, Heritage Open Days, and The Women’s Library at the LSE in London to edit and add information about women in engineering to Wikipedia. Help to celebrate some of the brilliant women engineers who deserve a more prominent place in the world's favourite online historical record.
15th May 2019

Wales Centenary Conference

Join us for an evening of celebration, reflection and networking at the Wales Centenary Conference on 15 May at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. We have some interesting speakers lined up including Elizabeth Donnelly, WES CEO, a Keynote talk on Industry and Engineering in Wales with Ken Skates and Prof Karen Holford will be considering how we can increase the number of women engineers.  WES Past President Dr Jan Peters will be chairing the panel discussion.

2nd May 2019

IET Scotland Dinner

IET Scotland Dinner hosted by Dr. Carol Marsh. This year's theme will celebrate Women's Engineering Society's 100th birthday with speaker Dr Nina Baker.
1st May 2019 - 8th September 2019

Exhibition: The Sacred Year 1919: women and the professions

The Sacred Year 1919 marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. This act enabled women to enter most professions and professional bodies for the first time. WES and Caroline Haslett feature in the displays. LSE Library, London
11th April 2019

The Untold Stories of Women in Engineering, Edinburgh Science Festival

During World War I over 800,000 women worked in engineering, but were expected to return to domestic duties at the end of the war. Female pioneers campaigned to retain their engineering status and in 1919 set up the Women's Engineering Society. Engineer historian Nina Baker and former WES president Dr Carol Marsh tell the stories of these fascinating women.
10th April 2019 - 11th April 2019

3rd Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo, Manchester

Women in 4.0 takes centre stage at UK’s largest event for the 4th Industrial Revolution

The 3rd edition of the Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo takes place in Manchester 10-11 April.