Talk: Engineering a Place in History – celebrating one hundred years of the Women's Engineering Society

21st May 2019

women at work on an electric alternator Parsons works advert 1921 in The Woman Engineer vol 1 pg 78

Join social history curator Ceryl Evans for a talk on: Engineering a place in history – celebrating one hundred years of the Women's Engineering Society. Tuesday 21 May 6.30pm to 8pm.

Hosted by the LSE Library at the WOLFSON THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING, London School of Economics 

Pilot Amy Johnson, WES President of the Women's Engineering Society (WES) from 1933-4, is well known and some may have heard of Beatrice ‘Tilly’ Shilling, who invented an adaption to Spitfire and Merlin engines (nicknamed Miss Shilling’s Orifice) that prevented the aircrafts from crashing and so played a significant role in Britain’s victory in the Battle of Britain.

Yet there are many other women engineers whose names, let alone their achievements, remain unrecognised. The talk will touch on a few of these less well known women engineers and pilots and their significant achievements.

For more information please visit the LSE Library's listing for the talk.