Events

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

15th September 2019

Creative Writing at Armley Mills by Electrifying Women project

A creative writing workshop led by Hannah Stone exploring the hidden history of women in engineering FREE

This creative writing workshop at the historic Armley Mills in Leeds offers participants the chance to engage with the stories of the extraordinary women who have been involved in engineering since the Victorian era.

16th September 2019

Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage & Education Centre

On entering their 1901 building you can experience Lloyd’s Register’s heritage brought to life through costumed characters, finds from our archive, an interactive exhibition ‘From Coffee to Seaweed’, and try being a virtual reality ship surveyor!

17th September 2019

Electrifying Women archives workshop

A workshop looking at primary sources from the Leeds Special Collections relating to the history of women in engineering. FREE Part of the Electrifying Women project and Heritage Open Days
19th September 2019

Wentworth Woodhouse: Women in Engineering

Wentworth Woodhouse: Women in Engineering

Come and explore the exciting reality of engineering in heritage regeneration at Wentworth Woodhouse - 'the UK's largest restoration project' (BBC, 2018). FREE

21st September 2019

Electrifying Women - A WES Wikithon

Join the Women’s Engineering Society, University of Leeds and Heritage Open Days at the The Women’s Library, London School of Economics to edit and add information about historical women engineers to Wikipedia. Training and historical resources will be provided.
21st September 2019

Tilly & the Spitfires - a play

Winchester’s professional theatre company, 2TimeTheatre presents ‘Tilly and the Spitfires’, an original drama by local playwright, Rachel O’Neill. FREE
26th September 2019

Engineering Health & Wellbeing Evening

Maidstone, Kent

The evening will include a presentation which will be given by Dr Anne Nortcliffe SFHEA MInstMC, Founding Head of School of Engineering, Technology and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University and a member of the Women’s Engineering Society.

There will also be a selection of wellbeing activities provided by Lisa-Kay’s Beauty Box, therapeutic treatments given by qualified therapists.

Cost of the event is £15.00 per ticket. This includes 1 x 20-minute treatment, refreshments and an inspirational talk.

11th October 2019 - 12th October 2019

INWES (Europe) Scottish Conference

The European regional network of the International Network of Women Engineers & Scientists (INWES) are celebrating a centenary of Women in Engineering! An event kindly organised by Scottish Engineering and INWES member volunteers; hosted by Heriot-Watt University; supported by EquateScotland; the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley; Leonardo; ID Rethinking Waste Initiative; with the participation of  the European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS).

19th October 2019

One Hundredth WES AGM

The One Hundredth Annual General Meeting of the Women's Engineering Society will be held at the Copthorne Hotel, Paradise Circus, Paradise Place, Birmingham B3 3HJ on Saturday 19 October 2019 at 14:00 hrs.

Only paid up Members can attend.  Please inform Cath Heslop at info@wes.org.uk if you are planning to attend.

View the Preliminary Notice here

30th October 2019

Caroline Haslett Lecture and Awards Ceremony

The event will take place the evening of Wednesday 30 October in central London.

This year we are honoured to have Dr Anne Stevens take the lecture; one of the most prestigious and highest-ranking female engineers in the world.