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The 150 Show


It’s not every year, or even every decade, that an institution reaches such an incredible milestone. So, to celebrate our 150th anniversary with the rest of the world, we’re broadcasting a one-hour long programme each day of our anniversary week, called the 150 Show.

Whether you are interested in STEM, want to learn more about the industry, or simply just want to join in and see what it is all about – The 150 Show will have something for everyone, see for yourself:

Tune in at 1pm everyday starting from Monday, 17 May 2021 on YouTube to hear from difference makers across the world talk with our hosts – IET President, Professor Danielle George and Bobby Seagull – about the incredible work they are doing to engineer a better world for us all.

If you want to try your hand at engineering at home, each show will include exciting experiments you can follow along with, brought to you by Callum Daniel - Youth STEM Personality of the Year winner. As well as a bakineering segment hosted by Great British Bake Off finalist and engineer - Andrew Smyth.

From assistive technologies, to smashing stereotypes, to driverless drones - each show will lightly focus on a different theme...

The Health Edition – 17 May
The development the Oxford COVID vaccine, to assistive technologies, health optimisation and fem tech, we’ll have a variety of guests including Professor Sarah Gilbert, Shrouk El-Attar, David Proud (EastEnders and Marcella actor), Peter Bannister (host of The Evidence Space podcast)  to speak about the future of healthcare and the constantly evolving technologies used within the industry. 

The Green Edition – 18 May
During this programme we explore the innovative ways that engineers, like Faye Banks and Ivan Ling, are helping to solve these global issues. From climate change and sustainable fashion, to packet-less food and electric motorsport. 

The People Edition – 19 May
What does it mean to be an engineer today? Often being an engineer is very different from the stereotype society may think.
Join us as we hear from Carol Vorderman (previous co-host of Countdown), Henrietta Heald (author of Magnificent Women) and Ella Podmore (winner of 2020 Young Woman Engineer of the Year) about their experiences of being within the 12% of women within STEM.

The Digital Edition – 20 May
Technology has a huge role to play in our shaping future. The pace of technological change has increased so quickly that one decade’s must-have gadget can become obsolete the next. In this show, Catherine Allen and Professor Bob Stone, amongst others, share with us what they think tomorrow’s world will look like.

The Youth Edition – 21 May
We want to inspire the next generation of engineers, so we’ve got a range of exciting guests lined up for this show! Including one of Britain’s most loved TV presenters - Konnie Huq, author and futurist - Brian David Johnson and science presenters Greg Foot and Maddie Moat.

And there are still more names to be announced for each show! So, make sure you are ready on 17 May for the 150 Show, available to stream live on YouTube from 1pm.
If you can’t join us live to celebrate our 150th anniversary – each show will be available afterwards on demand, just visit
Blog IET Insights 03/05/2021 2:29pm BST

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