IET history

Access resources on the history of the IET, with an overview of its foundation and evolution plus lists of its officials and medallists.   

General Histories and information about the IET

IET History 
An overview of the history of the IET from its foundation in 1871 as the Society of Telegraph Engineers  Painting of Savoy Place by A Bryett c1930s

History of the Savoy and IET London: Savoy Place
A page-turner brochure about the history of The Savoy from its medieval beginnings IET London: Savoy Place

Savoy Place Rooms
Although Savoy Place is currently under refurbishment this guide provides information on the named rooms and information on the people behind the names. 

History of Science Abstracts and Inspec
Read the story of Inspec which has helped the scientific and research community since it began in 1898 as Science Abstracts

Lists of officials and Honorary Fellows

IET past presidents
A list of Presidents of the IET which was formed in March 2006.

IEE past presidents
A list of Presidents of the IEE from 1872. The IEE joined with the IIE in March 2006 to become the IET. 

IIE past presidents
A list of Presidents of the IIE from 1998. The IIE joined with the IEE in March 2006 to become the IET. 

IMfgE past presidents
A list of Presidents of the IMfge (formerly the IProdE) from 1921 to 1991 when they merged with the IEE (now the IET).

IERE past presidents
A list of Presidents of the IERE (Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers) which merged with the IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers), now the IET, in 1988.

Honorary Fellows
Honorary Fellows of the Institution including those of the IERE, IMfgE and the IIE from 1873.

Medallists Photograph Society of Telegraph Engineers general meeting 1888 when the decision was made to change the name to Institution of Electrical Engineers

Faraday medallists
A list of recipients of the Faraday Medal of the IET from 1922. It is a bronze medal established to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first Ordinary Meeting of the Society of Telegraph Engineers.

Mountbatten medallists
A list of recipients of the Mountbatten Medal from 1992, named after The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, the first Chairman of the National Electronics Council.