The IET’s 150-year anniversary events have given us cause to celebrate in what has been a difficult year for most. It was a real pleasure to welcome a number of UK Parliamentarians to take part in our 150 Show.
Greg Clark MP, Chair of the Science & Technology Committee, Darren Jones MP, Chair of the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Select Committee, Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Digital Minister, and Stephen Metcalfe MP, Co-Chair of the AI All-Party Parliamentary Group all appeared throughout the week-long series of online programmes covering a range of issues including our digital future, climate change and diversity in engineering.
We were also very pleased to welcome Jack Sargeant MS (Member of the Senedd), himself a former engineer, to appear on the 150 Show.
One of the positives to come out of the pandemic, I think, has been the focus on science and technology and how they’re helping us to better understand what is happening, as well as providing solutions, such as the hugely successful vaccine programme.