Society General Meeting


May 2, 2020 14:30 - 17:00

    Talk: Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines

    Henrietta Heald

    Henrietta is the author of a number of books related to engineering, which include include William Armstrong: Magician of the North and a National Trust guide to Cragside, Northumberland.

    She will talk about her new book, Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines (Unbound, 2019), published to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society. The society was founded in 1919 by Katharine and Rachel Parsons, wife and daughter of Charles Parsons, inventor of the compound steam turbine. Magnificent Women tells the stories of the Parsons duo and a host of other pioneering female engineers.

    The Society played a small role in the publication of the book via a crowdfunding initiative, and we have a copy in the Society Library.