Our learning is structured around these key areas:
Courses, workshops and membership surgeries to help you achieve professional qualification.
Access videos covering key areas of professional qualification.
Courses, help and advice to advance your career no matter what stage you are at.
Specialist training courses let you learn new skills and add to your personal development.
Earn new qualifications to boost your career and demonstrate your abilities.
This video is visible only for ICE Member
This year’s The East Midlands Engineering and Science Professionals (EMESP) Prestige Lecture will explore the development of Jodrell Bank, from its early days, through the building of the Lovell Telescope, to the present day.
Presented by Professor Teresa Anderson, MBE, Jodrell Bank is perhaps best known for its Grade 1 listed Lovell Telescope, which is, paradoxically, both a Grade 1 listed structure and a world-leading scientific instrument. The Telescope is a landmark in the North West region and an icon of UK science and engineering.
This talk will explore the development of the science and engineering at Jodrell Bank, from its early days, through the building of the Lovell Telescope, to the present day. It will describe the unique elements that, in the words of UNESCO, give the site ‘Outstanding Universal Value’ and justified its inscription, in 2019, as a World Heritage Site.
In recent years, Jodrell Bank has become the home of the HQ of the global ‘Square Kilometre Array’ project; has set up the ground-breaking ‘bluedot’ festival of science, arts and culture; and is working towards the opening of the new First Light Pavilion in 2022.
It will also provide an introduction to the engineering that underpins every aspect of the site’s heritage, its current operation and its future aspirations.
Image: Lovell Telescope © Anthony Holloway
Teresa is Founder and Director of The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. She achieved her first degree in Physics at Manchester, a Masters in Instrumentation from UMIST and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.
After working in Energy and Development for many years, she has moved into working in Science Policy and Engagement.
The centre has built a strong reputation for taking innovative approaches to increasing diversity and engaging new audiences with science. These include events such as ‘Girls Night Out’, which encourage women and girls to engage with science and engineering in a ‘female-friendly’ environment.
Teresa also co-prepared and delivered the Nomination of Jodrell Bank Observatory for UNESCO World Heritage Site status, a process that took almost 10 years. UNESCO inscribed Jodrell Bank Observatory on the World Heritage List in July 2019.
In 2013, Teresa was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Astrophysics. In 2014 she was jointly awarded (with Professor Tim O’Brien) the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal for Public Engagement with Physics.
e: [email protected]