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Celebrating our history

Engineers throughout the ages have shaped the way we live today, from innovators and forward-thinkers to influencers you wouldn’t typically think of. Our profession is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, and we’re proud to play a pivotal role in uniting forces from across the industry to engineer a better world, together.

We’re proud of our rich heritage – and in our 150th year, we’re celebrating it in style.

150 Years of Making a Difference exhibition - opening January 2021

An in-depth look at the spectacular innovations and individuals who have shaped our industry, and an immersive look at the organisations who have made us the IET you know today. Check it out from January 2021 at our global HQ, IET London: Savoy Place.

Research that changed the world

We’re producing a commemorative publication of key papers published by the IET from the last 150 years, spanning the breadth and depth of engineering and technology. These papers have changed the course of their specialism or impacted society through new inventions. Watch this space for updates.

Celebrating the IET@150 on film