The Whitworth Society is a group of professionals that comprises Whitworth Scholars and Whitworth Award Holders of all ages and career stages; the Society serves to promote engineering in the UK, and aims to bring closer those who have benefited from Sir Joseph Whitworth's generosity. The Society was founded in 1923 by Dr. H Hele-Shaw, a Whitworth Scholar who was also President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers at the time.
Membership and invitation to the Society's events is one of the significant benefits of being awarded a Scholarship. The Society meets twice a year: the first meeting is a dinner that commemorates the establishment of the Awards, the second is a two-day summer meeting held in an area of interest that is usually related to the engineering activity of the current President of the Society - often an opportunity to visit places that are inaccessible to the general public.
These meetings, updates and Society communications work together to provide an excellent opportunity to network with Engineers both young and old, across a wide variety of sectors. Although having obvious links to the Whitworth Scholarship Awards scheme, the Whitworth Society is a completely separate entity, being run by a committee of volunteers who manage the Society's activities and membership.
For more information please see the Whitworth Society website