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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

July 2018


This update adds 43 articles with a focus on the lives of women engineers who were active in the first half of the twentieth century, many of them founders or early members of the Women’s Engineering Society (1919). Their biographies have been curated by Anne Locker, Library and Archives Manager of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Margaret Mary Partridge

Margaret Mary Partridge

Margaret Mary Partridge (1891-1967) studied at Bedford College, London, and graduated in mathematics. During the war she worked as an engineer and supervisor in munitions, later moving to Devon as a consulting engineer. She became EAW organizer for the south west, where she was responsible for rural electrification schemes, employing and training other women engineers.