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Genesis of the Jet Engine Webinar

On Thursday 11 November the Company hosted a webinar presented by Ian Whittle, exploring the Genesis of the Jet Engine.  A recording of the presentation can be found via this LINK Access Passcode: ^3n4gh5?

Testimonials

A selection of quotes from Scholars, Apprentices, Freemen and Liverymen.

As my apprenticeship with SIM has now, sadly, come to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to express my immense gratitude for the care and support that I have been shown by the Company over the past five years, both financially and academically. It is no exaggeration when I say that this support has been of huge value to me. The financial support has had very direct, obvious benefits (rent in Cambridge is expensive!), but, perhaps more importantly, the academic support and advice that I have had from you has definitely helped inform some fairly big decisions for me over the years, and also kept me motivated when things have seemed difficult.
There are two things I really enjoy about the company: being part of the City of London traditions and having the opportunity to talk to like-minded people – both commercial and academic – to get new ideas for business.

I must thank the livery for their support; they have had a great influence on me. I would definitely not be here without their help. As an Arkwright scholar, who joined as an apprentice at sixteen, the livery opened my eyes to what was possible and what kind of work its members did. I remember coming away from events and dinners, fizzing with excitement about having met the guardian of the kilogram, or the designer of large telescope electronics, or a researcher who works at a particle accelerator. I would have never thought those jobs existed before! It is this atmosphere that has made the livery such an important place for young scientists and engineers. I hope to contribute and give others the same opportunity I have had.