125th Anniversary Celebration event in London

IEEE is 125 years old this year (2009) and will be holding ‘celebration’ events in several locations around the world. Munich and London have been chosen for IEEE Region 8.

The London event will be held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain (21 Albermarle Street) where Faraday did his famous experiments.

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Provisional details are as follows:

Date: 6th October 2009
Time: ~1600 to 1830
Provisional Programme:
Opening addresses by UKRI Section Chair, Seán McLoone and Region 8 Director Józef Modelski
Lecture 1
Short address from IEEE President John Vig
Lecture 2
Closing remarks.

The two lectures will be given by Professor Dame Wendy Hall (Southampton University) and Professor Chris Toumazou (Imperial College).

For more information on these two lecturers, see

The above Programme will be followed by an evening Reception (invited guests only)

Although IEEE was really formed in 1963 by a merger of AIEE and IRE, the starting date of AIEE was 125 years ago (1884).      The IET (former IEE) claims to be older, founded in 1871 as the Society of Telegraph Engineers.

Details of the 125th Anniversary Celebration in London on 6th October 2009 will be provided on the anniversary website:


Tony Davies 30 March 2009