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The Woman Engineer Journal – Now Digitized and Available on the Web

The Woman Engineer (TWE) is the journal of the Women's Engineering Society (WES). It has been produced since 1919, the year that WES was formed, and has usually appeared on a quarterly basis. The cover of the first issue, published... Continue Reading →

Marie Curie – New Material Uncovered in IET Archives

The above image is a photograph of a portrait of Marie Curie possibly taken in the early 1930s. This photograph used to sit in the office of Dame Caroline Haslett alongside other photographs and documents that were particularly special to... Continue Reading →

The Electrical Association for Women (EAW) – Recipes from Earlier Decades

Given the interest generated by the recent high profile news story, when it was suggested that some of the nations’ favourite recipes would no longer be available via the BBC website, we thought that we would delve into the archives... Continue Reading →

Amy Johnson – New Papers Uncovered in WES Archives

Amy Johnson (1903-1941), the famous English aviator shown in the image above, was the first woman pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia. Either solo or together with her husband, Jim Mollison, she set many long-distance flying records in... Continue Reading →

Theresa Wallach – Motorcycle Pioneer of the 1930s

In December 1934, Theresa Wallach and her friend Florence Blenkiron set out from London to Cape Town, South Africa, on a 600cc single-cylinder Panther motorcycle with sidecar and trailer. They rode straight through the Sahara desert without a compass to... Continue Reading →

Reflections from 1947 Concerning Princess Elizabeth and her Future

After the recent celebrations concerning the length of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we have delved back into the IET Archive collections to uncover a fond tribute to the young Princess Elizabeth which occurred in 1947 on... Continue Reading →

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