National Engineering Day, celebrated on November 1st, is a day dedicated to recognizing the achievements and contributions of engineers. Run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this day aims to make engineering more visible and highlights how engineers improve everyday lives. The ultimate goal is to inspire people from all backgrounds to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematical subjects and turn them into professions.
To commemorate this day, a themed tube map has been developed in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering. The map is a tribute to engineering icons, showcasing and celebrating the achievements of 274 engineers across 11 themes. This map serves to emphasize the pivotal role engineering has played in shaping society and how vital it is for the future. It even includes the engineers behind the delivery of the Elizabeth line, London's newest railway.
Source:https://londonblog.tfl.gov.uk/2023/11/01/engineering-icons-tube-map/ If you look a little more closely, you will see that Camden Town has been replaced for the day with Wootzano's own CEO, Dr Atif Syed who made the list of innovators. ( See the black line)
The map not only pays tribute to London's rich history of engineering but also underscores that London's status as a world-leading city is indebted to the brilliant engineers who have shaped its infrastructure and appearance. It's a testament to the ingenuity of engineers, from the underground to the skyline.
The original Tube map, created by Harry Beck in 1933, is a design classic that remains in use today. Beck's innovative approach, based on circuit diagrams, transformed the sprawling Tube network into a neat and easily comprehensible diagram of colored, crisscrossing lines. This design philosophy continues to be influential in modern map design.
National Engineering Day and the Engineering Icons Tube map provide a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the remarkable contributions of engineers in making our world a better place. It serves as a reminder that engineering is not only a field of study but a driving force behind the progress of our society.