The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 66 (1988) > Issues > Issue 9 > Towards an Institution of Engineers
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Towards an Institution of Engineers

For several years, the Institution has appeared to be reluctant to accept that there is a wind of change sweeping through the professions, including the engineering profession. In the past the Institution has been content-or determined-to maintain a low profiie compared to, say, the RIBA. Whether this was due to an unjustified complacency that continuation of the status quo was an acceptable policy or to a belief that any changes contemplated in the structure of the Institution were nobody’s business but its own, the impression given to the membership has been one of almost total inertia. What I find even more depressing, however, is that, having recently broken this shield of silence and gone public, in a big way, about the future intentions of the Institution, these should be so wholly regressive in nature. Anthony F. Gee