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  • THEY THINK IT’S ALL OVER – FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
    It’s the most famous line of football commentry ever – ‘The crowd is on the pitch, they think it’s all over’. Well the crowd may not have been on the pitch, but last night the membership voted by an overwhelming 92% to implement Governance for the Future. OK, it did go to extra time, but at least there were no penalties. But looks who’s back – but don’t panic, it’s for one night only.     read more...
  • Governance for the Future – What Would Freddie Mercury Say?
    Special General Meetings are like buses. You get none for 100 years and then two come along at once. Or at least two in ten years. Because right now you as the members of the IET are being asked to vote. And of course in order to decide, the first thing you will all be asking yourselves is – what would Freddie Mercury have to say?   read more...
  • Sun, Sea and …. The IET Plan
    As alliterations go, Sun, Sea and the IET Plan doesn’t really work very well. But that’s what my last few weeks have consisted of. Curious to find out why? Well don’t worry, I haven’t included my holiday snaps. read more...
  • What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?
    What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything? Well the answer as all good engineering types know is 42. If this is news to you go and read Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy at once. It also just happens that Plan 42 has just been unleashed on the world - well, the IET at any rate and it might just have a similar impact - well almost. read more...
  • The Stevenage Marathon
    When I joined the IET Board of Trustees I knew I was in for a lot of hard work - but no-one told me it would include doing a marathon. At least that's what it felt like - have you any idea how many people work in the IET Stevenage offices or just how stuff they do? Trust me - once you've been round them all, it feels like 26 miles... read more...