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

5th June 2019

WES women visit factory 1920s

The University of Leeds, Women’s Engineering Society and the Science Museum:

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

By Elizabeth Bruton (Science Museum) and Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds)

TIME:  6pm on Wednesday 5th June 2019, with reception to follow.

How long have women been involved in engineering? The UK Women’s Engineering Society, founded June 23 1919, is now celebrating its centenary!

Our lecture looks 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.

After the lecture 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.

VENUE: Dana Research Centre, 165 Queen's Gate London  SW7 5HD

Tickets free – please book your place via Eventbrite here by 31st May