Past master Ken Sanders is regularly invited to a Parliamentary working group, the All Party Parliamentary Engineering Group. More details can be found at: http://appeg.co.uk/.
It stages discussions over luncheon or dinner, in the House of Lords, on various engineering topics, to involve politicians from both houses, school students and young engineers to be involved and debate Engineering issues. It is a good networking forum, and I have the opportunity to take a number of our Apprentices and Freemen to participate.
During the Pandemic, events are virtual and the March event was on the topic of Low Carbon Aviation. One of the speakers was Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer at Rolls Royce.
One of the Livery attendees, Freeman Bridget Donaldson (a student at Oxford University? )who has a keen interest in the topic, asked after the event if it would be possible to have a conversation with Paul. Ken was able to facilitate that with the organisers, with a very positive outcome.
Bridget reported that a further conversation went well and she is now in talks with Rolls Royce over working together on future research.