Womens Engineering Society: Inspiring women as engineers, scientists and technical leaders

Current and upcoming WES events

Current and upcoming WES events

Friday 1st July - Sunday 4th September 2016

Amy Johnson Festival

The Amy Johnson Festival aims to raise awareness of Amy Johnson’s achievements as an aviator, as an engineer and as a woman of her time.

It also wants to encourage young women to consider engineering and the sciences as career choices through the presentation of positive role models and creative projects which explore technical, digital or mechanical ideas and applications.

The event includes exhibitions, workshops, performances and much more.

For more information visit the event website at  http://amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/


Wednesday 31st August 2016

Women in Engineering - Free three-day Career Enhancement Programme

Applications for the Career Enhancement Programme 2016 are now open. Jointly organised by Equate Scotland and City of Glasgow College, the programme is a free three-day course aimed at women working in the engineering sector. Feedback from previous years’ participants has been overwhelmingly positive, so we’re really excited about delivering the programme again to another cohort of female engineers.

The Equate Scotland website has lots more information about the programme, including details about course content and information on some of the benefits that attendance will bring to both employees and employers. 


Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th September 2016

XII. International Conference on the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (TMM 2016), Liberec, Czech Republic

The International Conference on the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms will be held in Liberec, Czech Republic from 6 to 8 of September 2016.  It is organized under the auspices of the Czech National Committee IFToMM and Czech Society for Mechanism. The conference, which is held once every four years, continues its long-standing tradition since 1973 to be organized at the Technical University of Liberec in the Czech Republic.

More information

Saturday 8th October 2016


The 97th WES AGM will take place at 2pm on Saturday 8th October at 2pm at IET Birmingham, Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, B1 9NP.

Further informtion to follow.


Tuesday 11th October 2016

Women engineers in the First World War

This free one day collaborative project will look back at the role of women in engineering and technical disciplines during the First World War and beyond.

This wikithon is designed to make the histories of women engineers in the First World War more visible by putting them on Wikipedia. If you have been researching this subject and have material that you want to put online, this is an ideal forum to do so in a supportive environment.

More information or to reserve tickets

Tuesday 18th October 2016

New Models in Engineering Higher Education

This one day WES workshop will take place on 18 October at the Warwick Manufacturing Centre and will look at the various new models in engineering education that are appealing to a more diverse range of applicants.

Further information.



Thursday 10th November 2016

Educated Yorkshire


Educated Yorkshire 2016 (EY16) builds on the success of EY15 which was held at Bradford College last November. This year's event will be held on Thursday 10th November at Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds.

EY15 brought in around 300 delegates - 79% overall were decision makers from schools, colleges and universities. 83% overall were schools, colleges and universities.

EY16 is bigger, better and incorporates even more CPD from peer learning.

We have 3 seminar halls, around 60 exhibition stands - all on one level, under one roof in one day.  We are building on our delegate numbers this year and aiming for at least 500 delegates across the day as demand for this year's conference is very high.


Friday 18th - Saturday 19th November 2016

Engineering Inspiration. WES Student Conference 2016

The annual WES student conference taking place at Aston University. Further details here.

Wednesday 8th February - Sunday 3rd September 2017

Robots at the Science Museum

Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots.

Opening in February 2017, our next blockbuster exhibition will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human.

For more information and to book tickets visit the website here.

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