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Mark Whitby


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    Standing togetherSubscription

    14 June, 2007Updated: 19 February, 2009

    A confederation of engineering institutions could increase respect for the profession and help influence world events.

  • Brave new worldSubscription

    30 May, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Jubilee Introduction

  • Industry chiefs lead major civils debatesSubscription

    1 November, 2001Updated: 19 February, 2009


  • Terms of endearmentSubscription

    17 May, 2001Updated: 19 February, 2009

    If the government were to be judged on the basis of the last four years, I would be publicly positive but secretly disappointed. However, if as expected, it is successful in the election, I imagine we are in for an exciting term.

  • Sir Alan Harris 1916-2000Subscription

    1 February, 2001Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Sir Alan Harris: visionary, engineer, professor, soldier, raconteur and pioneer of British prestressed concrete has died aged 84.

  • Beware black holesSubscription

    18 January, 2001Updated: 19 February, 2009

    The new year's news focused on the crisis in education, reporting that some schools are moving to four day weeks due to lack of teachers. I suspect that the sciences will be suffering more than the arts.

  • Obituary: Sir Alan HarrisSubscription

    11 January, 2001Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Born 8 July 1916 Died 26 December 2000

  • Angels of the NorthSubscription

    5 October, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    We are all engineers sharing the perennial problem that there are another 2M people who call themselves engineers and supposedly dilute our status. I say supposedly because I do not share the view that the rank and file engineers deserve less status than the professionals, or that demarcation bequeaths respect.

  • Reassessing the institutionsSubscription

    14 September, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    One of the refreshing aspects of life is to watch how one's views change. A recent example for me was my change of heart over a long held belief that there is a need to amalgamate some of the engineering institutions.

  • Across the RubiconSubscription

    10 August, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009