Short-sighted move

We are told that engineering needs to find modern role models if the next generation is to be inspired to enter the profession. We are not informed exactly who they are, just that we need them.


The ‘old’ role models such as Brunel and Whittle are apparently no good. Not in the experience of my nephew who after completing a school project on the greats of engineering was full of enthusiasm for what they had achieved – especially as much of it was there for him to see 100 years later.


Do we really want to replace these historic figures with gadget designers?


Brian Pearce


Southampton


Hants



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