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From the iPhone to the iET

How engineers changed the world and why their institutions now need to change too

2 October 2014 | The Royal Institution, London, UK

Previous speakers 


This section provides a complete list of the past speakers at this Prestige Lecture. You can also find links to related media for some of the more recent lectures.


Speakers 2000 - 2013




Title of lecture


2013Barry Brooks  BSc(Eng) FCGI CEng FInstLM FIMarEST FIET
IET President
Engineers who make a
Flyer (PDF)
Slides (PDF)
2012Andy Hopper, CBE, FIET, FREng, FRS, Professor of Computer Technology and heads up the Computer Laboratory at the University of CambridgeA perspective on
Flyer (PDF)
Slides (PDF)
Script (PDF)
2011Dr Mike Short FREng BA CEng FIET, Vice President – Public Affairs, Telefonica EuropeDigital century - the web is your
Flyer (PDF)
Slides (PDF)

Dr Nigel J Burton, BSc(Eng) PhD CEng FIET
Chief Financial Officer and executive board member of Advanced Power AG


Keeping the lights on – an inconvenient
Flyer (PDF)
Paper (PDF)
Slides (PDF)

Professor Christopher M Snowden FRS FREng FIET FIEEE FCGI
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Surrey


The Electronic Adventure: It’s a small world - and it’s getting smaller!
Flyer (PDF)
Slides (PDF)

Chris Earnshaw FREng CEng FIET
Managing Director, Oakleigh Ventures


Connected Lives


Flyer (PDF)

John Loughhead BSc(Eng) MSc DIC ACGI
Executive Director, UK Energy Research Centre


The Magic Roundabout - Cycles of Energy
Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)

Sir Robin Saxby BEng CEng HonFIET FREng
Chairman, ARM Holdings plc


Chips with Everything
Flyer (PDF)

Sir John Chisholm FREng CEng FIEE
Executive Chairman, QinetiQ plc


Bucks For Your Bang: What defence research has done for you!
Paper (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)

Professor John O'Reilly FREng FIEE
Chief Executive, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council


SET the Agenda!
Paper (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)

Sir David Brown FREng CEng BSc DMS FIEE
Motorola Ltd


Time after Time
Flyer (PDF)
2002Professor Mike Sterling
University of Birmingham

Engineering - The Future or Engineering the Future
Flyer (PDF)

Professor Brian Mellitt


IEE for the 21st Century


Flyer (PDF)


Professor John Midwinter OBE
Pender Professor, Electronic Engineering, UCL


Something Old, Something New & Something Just in Time - Dilemmas for EE Education & Training!


Flyer (PDF)



Earlier speakers 


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