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IET ANNIVERSARY FEATURES


>>> Continued from page 29


1898 1899


● Science Abstracts is fi rst published, later the basis of IET Inspec


● Hertha Ayrton becomes the fi rst woman member of the IEE (also the fi rst woman to present a paper to the IEE)


1948 1899 1900


● T e fi rst Local Sections


are established in Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin and Cape Town in South Africa


● Guglielmo Marconi gives a lecture on


‘Wireless Telegraphy’ – it is so popular it is repeated at Exeter Hall


1941 ● Coat of


Arms granted to the IEE


1946


● T e IEE hosts a convention on radiolocation, the fi rst


to discuss wartime


developments in radar and radiolocation


1953


● Elizabeth II becomes Patron of the IEE


1960 1961 2020


Graphic adapted by kind permission of the IET. For further details about its work, please go to www.theiet.org


● Honours graduates in physics made


exempt from the IEE membership exam


● British Institution of Radio Engineers (later the IERE) is granted its fi rst Charter


● Inspec reaches 20 million records


● T e IET2021 celebrates its 150th anniversary 1962 1963


IEE membership reaches 50,000


IEE is registered as a charity


1965 2018 2019


● Electronics Letters is launched


● IET Volunteer Core Value Awards are launched


● T e Present Around the World competition goes online, widening global access


30 CABLEtalk AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 1966


● T e IEE Post-War Planning Committee on Electrical Installations begins work – it later publishes a report


recommending the three-pin plug and ring circuit


1944


● T e IEE endows a fi ve-year Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cambridge


1934 1936


● T e IEE acquires its


fi rst computer ● Charles Kao and George


Hockham


publish their paper on fi bre optics in the Proceedings of the IEE


2017


● IET Guide to Electrical Installations in Medical Locations is published ● 40-year anniversary of the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards ● Gender Diversity Ambassador Award launched


2015


● Naomi Climer becomes fi rst female IET President ● T e IET Volunteer Medal is launched


2016 ● Savoy Place


offi cially reopened by HRH T e Princess Royal after a major refurbishment


1967


● T e Northern Society of Electrical Engineers merges with the IEE and forms the Manchester Local Section


● Recording past Faraday Medallists and Honorary Fellows begins.


● George VI becomes Patron of the IEE


● First IEE book is published


1969


● Inspec is established ● CEI examinations replace IEE examinations


2013


● IET Achievement Medals are launched, amalgamating previous medals into fi ve annual awards for excellence ● First scholarship established ● Apprentice and Technician of the Year awards launched


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