SWIEET2007 William Menelaus Memorial Lecture 2013
In association with the Learned Society of Wales.
A lecture by Sir John Cadogan CBE DSc FRSE FRSC PLSW FRS
6.00pm Monday 25 March 2013
Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University
Supported by Cardiff University
The Institute was founded in 1857 and granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1881. It devotes itself “to the encouragement and advancement of Engineering Science and Practice”, and was “established to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas amongst its members, and to place on record the results of experience”. In carrying out these functions, the Institute played its part in advancing technical knowledge and, through its individual members, has made important research contributions in many fields, through to 2007. In 2007, the Institute agreed to wind up its Learned Society functions, and to transfer all its funds into an Educational Trust. The Trust has agreed to continue with the Menelaus Lecture and Dinner as part of its activities.
The Institute now makes Bursary, merit and other awards, to both individual engineering students and educational establishments, and increasingly focuses upon “youth into engineering”, expanding into schools