Jubilee of the Junior Institution of Engineers


    THE Junior Institution of Engineers celebrated its jubilee on June 27-29. The Institution was founded in 1884 by a group of young engineers employed at the works of Messrs. Maudslay, Sons and Field of Lambeth, and it has always fostered “the Junior spirit”. Open to men of all ages engaged in any branch of engineering and allied professions, it demands no examination of its members, and its meetings and discussions are marked by an absence of formality. Its first president was Mr. Freke Field, a grandson of Joshua Field (1787-1863), the partner of Henry Maudslay, who himself in 1818 was the first chairman of the newly founded Institution of Civil Engineers, and its president in 1848. The successors of Mr. Freke Field have included the late Sir Alexander Kennedy, John Perry, Silvanus Thompson, Sir William White, Lord Moulton, Sir Dugald Clerk, and many other distinguished men still living, eleven of whom were present at the luncheon at the Hotel Victoria on June 27 with which the jubilee proceedings were inaugurated, and at which Mr. W. J. Tennant, the present president, presided.

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    Jubilee of the Junior Institution of Engineers. Nature 134, 36–37 (1934). https://doi.org/10.1038/134036a0

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