THOUGHT-PROVOKING READS FOR MANAGERS AND ASPIRING MANAGERS

In this post, Andy Webber, Principle Training Consultant at IMechE, recommends five key books for managers and aspiring managers, which are all available to borrow from the IMechE library. Bill George, True North – Discover your Authentic Leadership (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007) “True North” is a point on a compass and a compass needle is pulled towards a magnetic field. This book pulls you toward the … Continue reading THOUGHT-PROVOKING READS FOR MANAGERS AND ASPIRING MANAGERS

UNIQUE GIFTS FROM THE IMECHE ARCHIVE

You may already know that hundreds of images from the IMechE archive are available online, but did you know that you can order unique gifts featuring these images? Whether it’s a print, place mat, mug, jigsaw or coaster, these make excellent (and surprising) gifts for engineers and engineering enthusiasts. To take a piece of the IMechE archive home, simply choose your image, then choose your … Continue reading UNIQUE GIFTS FROM THE IMECHE ARCHIVE

ENGINEERS ADVENT

From the 1930s the Institution sent an official Christmas card, proceeds went to our Benevolent Fund. Click on the number to reveal that days image from our card collection.             1              2            3            4              5            6             7              8            9           10             … Continue reading ENGINEERS ADVENT

William Lockhart Bone's membership proposal form

RESEARCHING ENGINEERS

We have added another 8 years of membership records for IMechE, IAE and ILochE to Ancestry, 1847-1938. The records have been fully indexed and so searching is easy – access is free to members using your IMechE login details (click ‘Members Ancestry’). Members of Ancestry and non-members can also use the collection (click ‘Discover Ancestry’). A selection of some of our most famous members forms are free … Continue reading RESEARCHING ENGINEERS

Andrews' membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member died due to WWI. Henry Godfrey Andrews: 22nd November Associate Member 1909. Assistant Borough Electrical Engineer, Bournemouth. Commissioned Temporary Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 7/10/14, Temporary Lieutenant 28/2/15, Temporary Lieutenant Commander 1/7/15; Nelson Battalion Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1/3/15-14/7/15. Ship ‘Greenol’. Gunshot Wound left leg, invalided to UK 13/9/15. Draft for British Expeditionary Force 18/1/18, joined Nelson … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

HISTORY DAY 2018

A chance for students and researchers to discover more about available research collections, History Day 2018 will feature a joint offering from IMechE, IET, IOM3 and The Aeronautical Society (The Engineering Institutions’ Librarians’ Committee). This year we are throwing a spotlight on our first female members and our membership holdings. Book now for History Day! Founded in 1866, The Aeronautical Society of Great Britain (later … Continue reading HISTORY DAY 2018

KEEP UP TO DATE USING OUR ONLINE LIBRARY

Whether you are looking for a broad overview of a particular field or keen to access the very latest research, browsing current issues of journals (also known as periodicals or magazines) is a great way to get ahead of your peers and keep up with industry’s cutting edge. Through our online library, you can access over 12,000 journals online, no matter where you are. Why … Continue reading KEEP UP TO DATE USING OUR ONLINE LIBRARY

Hatton's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Robert Andrew Hatton: 23rd October Graduate 1902; Associate Member 1906. Engineering Assistant/Draughtsman, WT Henley’s Telegraph Co. Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel), Royal Field Artillery, 123rd Siege Battery. Died of wounds, France. 1918 Obituary  Major ROBERT ANDREW HATTON, R.F.A., was born in London on 27th July 1880, and was educated at the Grocers’ Company’s … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Reed's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Frederick Horace Reed: 23rd October Graduate 1918. Apprentice Marine Engineer to Vickers Naval Construction Works. Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 6th Squadron. Death registered in Westbury-on-Severn. Note: evidently there was some confusion as to his death, see below. Also, Membership Form states, he was involved in the production of munitions and not … Continue reading ON THIS DAY