Online exhibitions from material held in the Archives. Subjects include Arc Lamps, Domestic Lighting, Michael Faraday, Medical Electricity, Science of Sound, British Radar in World War II and Women in engineering.
An online exhibition looking at the history, development and the engineers involved in the creation and manufacture of arc lamps. Find out how an arc lamp works and how electric lighting became a practical reality.
Radar (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first developed in Britain in the 1930s. This online exhibition looks at the scientists and engineers behind the development of radar during World War Two.
This online exhibition explores electric lighting within the home. It briefly describes life before electricity, early developments in lighting and how the benefits of electricity were promoted.
An online exhibition looking at the life and work of Michael Faraday with particular emphasis on his work as a lecturer, his travels in Europe, his correspondence with artists and his interest in photography.
Online exhibition looking at how electricity in a medical capacity has developed from the Antiquities through to the early twentieth century. Quack treatments are examined alongside studies of anatomy and x-rays.
An exhibition looking at one of the five senses, hearing and how this is of interest to scientists and engineers.
An online exhibition looking at the struggle women encountered to gain acceptance as engineers and the work of the Women's Engineering Society and the Electrical Association for Women to educate and assist them.
The IET Archives has been involved with creating a fun timeline poster that illustrates the key achievements in the history of electricity up to 1900. It features original images from the IET Archives' collections and information on important dates.You can view it by downloading it from the link below.
If you would like to receive a free copy of one of the IET's Archive brochures that accompanied our past exhibitions held at Savoy Place please contact us and we shall post them out to you. Topics covered are: "Sailing Ship to Satellite- the Transatlantic Connection"; "The BBC at Savoy Place 1923-1932"; "Secret Machines- British Code-Breaking during World War II" and "A new kind of vision- the discovery of X-rays".