Article Berkshire

The IET Berkshire Network is open to anyone interested in Engineering and Technology and wants to expand their knowledge, as well as encouraging people to enter the profession. The committee of the IET Berkshire Network organises visits, events, life skills workshops and professional registration clinics.

Our key topics and themes

Located at the heart of the Thames Valley, we're ideally located for a broad spectrum of high tech industries, as well as more traditional engineering. Just a small selection of topics include, AI, robotics, medical electronics, IoT, telecommunications including mobile telecommunications, such as 5G topics.


Events are usually held in the Reading area, but since April 2020 we've been busy rescheduling events to be held online. Everyone is welcome to attend our talks and events whether online or at a physical meeting.

 Visit the events page filtered by Berkshire Local Network to find out about our upcoming events.

We are always looking for ideas or suggestions for events and visits, so if there is something that you'd like us to organise, or you'd like to help to organise, please get in touch.

2022 Volunteer Committee

Chair Anthony Bardos
Vice Chair Vacancy
Secretary Andy Stickland
Vice-Secretary Vacancy
Treasurer Kevin Lewis
Vice Treasurer John Waterhouse
Events co-ordinator Vacancy
Education officer Richard Hughes
Deputy Education Officer Vacancy
Professional Registration Advisor   Arup Dhar
Webmaster Keith Blackmun
Deputy Webmaster Helen Rickerby
Social Media Helen Rickerby
Deputy Social Media Nicholas St. Hill
CC-UK Representative Abhaya Sumanasena


Your Local Network needs you!

You can see that we have a number of volunteering opportunities on our committee. If you think can fill one of those vacancies, or to help us to organise future events, please contact us to find out more. Interested? – See the following reasons why our treasurer joined the Berkshire Local Network committee.

Why join the IET Berkshire Local Network Committee?

The key reasons why our treasurer joined the Local Network Committee:

  • To be with like-minded people with similar interests – social and personal interest
  • To promote engineering as a career to others
  • Greater involvement with skills and knowledge development in engineering and life-skills: lectures, visits, webinars etc.
  • Using the above to deepen my interest and knowledge in engineering and technology and other essential skills
  • To learn more about what is happening in the field in the Berkshire area and nearby.

The benefits our treasurer highlights, include:

  • Meeting many people through meetings and events – social and networking
  • Experience in planning and running events
  • As Treasurer – experience in budgeting and financial management
  • Much greater knowledge of engineering and current developments in the field of technology.

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Suing the robots 20 October 2022

Contact us 

Please contact the IET Berkshire LN committee by e-mailing us at