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Magnetic Storms by A.G. McNish

By Aisling O'Malley, IET Archivist On Sunday 24th March 1940, a magnetic storm impacted the power and communication systems across North America. Reports from the time noted cases of voltage dips, the tripping of transformer banks, and severe and reactive... Continue Reading →

Gilbert of Colchester

By Anne LockerAnniversaries are an opportunity to bring people, organisations and places together. In 1903, the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now the IET) celebrated the tercentenary of the death of William Gilbert (also known as William Gilberd) by presenting a... Continue Reading →

Michael Faraday – A New Discovery in the IET Archives

The IET Archives has an ongoing programme of recalling artwork and objects from its collections in order to photograph, for reference and conservation purposes, and also to re-examine in order to update catalogue entries where necessary. Some of the items... Continue Reading →

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