Past events

28th June 2018

The Royal Aeronautical Society Amy Johnson Named Lecture, London

This year's Amy Johnson Named Lecture speaker will be AVM Sue Gray from The Royal Air Force.  Air Vice-Marshal Sue Gray, CB, OBE is a British engineer and senior Royal Air Force officer. She has been Air Officer Commanding No. 38 Group since June 2016, having previously served as Director of Combat Air at Defence Equipment and Support in the Ministry of Defence (2014-16). 

In the 2005 New Year Honours, Gray was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). In the 2017 New Year Honours, she was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).

23rd June 2018

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day takes place every year on 23 June. We encourage everyone to join in to help celebrate women in engineering and encourage more girls and young women to consider engineering as a career. To find out more, visit
15th June 2018

SPE Women In Energy 12th Annual Seminar, London

There are more women graduates than ever, but statistics show that very few females manage to progress through the ranks. In the oil and gas sector this is particularly poor, with only 4% female representation at executive board level. Taking place on Friday 15th June 2018, the 12th edition of the SPE Women in Energy Seminar will explore what companies can do and what we, as individuals, can do to work in a more gender-balanced energy industry.

6th June 2018

WES Wikithon 2018 - Preparing the way to the Centenary

On the 6th June the WES London Cluster will be running a warm-up Women in STEM Wikithon in preparation to the WES Centenary celebrations in 2019!

The event will start with an inspirational talk from Dr. Jess Wade, postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, Wikipedia editor, and WES council member. Then, Dr. Alice White, Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Collection, will provide some guidance on how to edit Wikipedia and enhance your digital skills.

16th May 2018

Achieving Inclusivity in Aerospace and Aviation, London

What measures are aerospace and aviation employers taking to increase the diversity of their workforce? What's the business case, why should the industry be more inclusive? 

This Royal Aeronautical Society seminar will bring together perspectives and the latest updates from employers and universities to address these issues, followed by discussion and a networking reception to share ideas and experiences.

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16th May 2018

Building Resilience in Further Education and Skills

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

The Skills and Education Group conference will take a focused and honest look at the further education and skills sector as it continues to demonstrate innovation and resilience to meet the challenges of the economic and skills landscape. The conference seeks to explore key issues such as apprenticeships, social mobility and the latest reforms to the sector in the shape of technical further education.