26th November 2020
From “Bachelor Girl” to the three-pin plug: the electrifying life of Dame Caroline Haslett
Thursday, 26 November 6:30 - 7:30, £10
An engineer and champion of women's rights, Caroline Haslett advocated the power of electricity to help to raise women up from the drudgery of domestic duties. A trainee engineer in the First World War and the first secretary of the Women’s Engineering Society. She became an accomplished networker and committee woman, and during the Second World War advocated for women’s access to war work opportunities. Anne Locker and Ceryl Evans explore the electrifying life of Caroline Haslett based on the IET archives and the WES Centenary project.