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Welcome to the website of The Worshipful Company of Engineers, one of the 31 ‘modern’ livery companies in the City of London formed in the last 80 years.

We are a fellowship of leading engineers (and partners) who meet, socialise and exchange cross-disciplinary thinking at prestigious city venues and support the Engineers Trust in its educational, engineering excellence, and charitable objectives.

Our members are all Chartered Engineers or Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and are from all the professional disciplines of engineering, technology and business. Liverymen of the Company are Fellows at least one of the Professional Engineering Institutions.

The Company works to promote and develop all aspects of the science, art and practice of engineering within a social and charitable ethos which is at the core of the Livery movement. This website should provide you with information about our activities. For any further information or for comments on the website content, please do not hesitate to contact the Engineers’ Office.

Colonel David Swann, Clerk

Latest News


Master's Joint Seminar with The Anchorites

8 May 2019

In direct support of the new Master’s theme, Marine Engineering Science and Technology, a joint seminar was held with The Anchorites (celebrating their centenary year) on the evening of Wednesday 8 May 2019.  On board the Master Mariners’ HQS Wellington, over a hundred members of the Company and Anchorites listened to the Commanding Office Of HMS Prince of Wales, Captain Steve Moorhouse, and the Client Director, Captain Ian Groom, give a fascinating presentation on Building the Nation’s Flagships, before a lively discussion.  A most enjoyable evening was rounded off with a reception on the Quarterdeck.  A photographic record of the evening may be seen here.

New Master and Wardens for 2019 - 2020

1 May 2019

At the Company’s Annual General Meeting (Common Hall) held at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall, Threadneedle Street, London on 30th of April the Mater and Wardens for the forthcoming year were installed:

Master – Commodore Barry Brooks Royal Navy
Senior Warden – Professor Gordon Masterton OBE DL FREng FRSE
Middle Warden – Dr Peter Blair-Fish
Junior Warden – Mrs Audrey Canning

In addition, Penny Taylor was re-appointed for a third term as a Court Assistant, Chris Elston and Barry Gasper for second terms.  Yuil Doulala-Rigby, Rod Muttram and Tony Whitehead made their declarations as new Court Assistants.

New Fellow of The European Academy of Sciences

16 April 2019

Congratulations to Liveryman Professor Malcolm Pope who has been appointed as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences.