3 October 2013 | The Royal Institution, London, UK
About the lecture
Barry Brooks, the new President of the IET, will use his Inaugural Lecture at the world-renowned Royal Institution building to remind us of some of the many engineers who have been the leaders and innovators who have made a difference to the world.
Drawing on the shared heritage of the IET and the Royal Institution, starting with Michael Faraday, he will look at how engineers, scientists and technologists have applied engineering principles to solve problems and make life better for people, economies and the environment.
These examples will be highlighted as exemplars for how all of today’s engineers, technologists, and technicians should consider our own leadership responsibilities to improve our society by applying our unique skills and enthusiasm more effectively.
He will propose that the IET’s huge resource of over 150,000 members, especially working more collaboratively with members of like-minded institutions such as IMechE, can and should give a little time for the benefit of society.
By describing some of these leadership roles, within and beyond the IET, and the framework and support provided by the IET and others, he will show how every engineer can combine fun and satisfaction in contributing to the collective effort of volunteers and thereby achieve a significant difference to the world around us.
18:00 - Registration
18:30 - Lecture commences
20:00 - Pre-dinner drinks reception
20:30 - Dinner