A confederation of engineering institutions could increase respect for the profession and help influence world events.
Brave new worldSubscription
Industry chiefs lead major civils debatesSubscription
Terms of endearmentSubscription
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
Sir Alan Harris: visionary, engineer, professor, soldier, raconteur and pioneer of British prestressed concrete has died aged 84.
Beware black holesSubscription
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
Born 8 July 1916 Died 26 December 2000
Angels of the NorthSubscription
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
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