1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019

WES Centenary

In 2019 WES will be 100 years old: we will be celebrating the present, remembering the past and changing the future. To find out more, go to the WES Centenary page

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
23rd July 2019

Siemens and WES joint celebratory event

2019 is a key milestone year for both Siemens and WES. Join us as we hold a joint celebratory event to mark the WES centenary year and 130 years since the Siemens C.A Parsons factory was established.  Our guest speaker will be Meshi Taka, Equality and Diversity representative on the North East Institute of Civil Engineers committee.  You will also hear from speakers charting the history of WES and Siemens and looking forward to the future of engineering. There will be ample opportunity for networking.

6th September 2019 - 7th September 2019

Women's History Network Annual Conference 2019

This conference will explore not only the significance of the 1919 Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act in Britain, but also the ‘professional woman’ in all periods, nations and forms.

Taking place at the LSE, the event also features a presentation on the WES Centenary Trail on 6 September.

11th October 2019 - 12th October 2019

INWES (Europe) Scottish Conference

Brought to you in association with Equate Scotland in celebration of WES’s centenary, this two day event will take place at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and feature speakers looking at STEM women in the past as well as current practice and the impact future technologies will have.  For further information, please contact INWES.

8th November 2019 - 9th November 2019

WES Student Conference and Careers Fair


The WES Student Conference takes place on Friday 8 - Saturday 9 November at Warwick University. 

For the first time this year WES will also be holding a Careers Fair on Friday 8 November. More information will be published nearer the time.

If you have any questions about the event please contact