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Women in Engineering

Margaret Partridge – electrical engineer and ‘wicked adventuress’

By Anne Locker, Library and Archives Manager As part of this year’s celebrations to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), volunteers and researchers have been drawing out the stories of women who worked in all sectors of... Continue Reading →


Advertisements are ubiquitous; they pervade our television sets, radio waves, billboards, newspapers and most recently social media. The first kind of advertising dates back to ancient times when announcements were made to publicise events. This blog looks at a small... Continue Reading →

Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle, papers related to WISE

The IET Archives has just completed the cataloguing of a collection of the papers of Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle. This group of papers donated to the IET Archives is a subset of her papers, and consists primarily of... Continue Reading →

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