The history of control engineering is to be explored in Barrow next week by a professor from the University of Cumbria.

Paul Stewart, who has a degree on the subject and a PhD in the control of electric vehicle drive trains, will be talking at the Forum on Wednesday, October 4, at 7:30pm.

The Barrow & District Association of Engineers lecture will look at the history of Control, and how it broke down the constraints around the entire discipline and ushered in modern engineering as we know it.

Martin Bates, BDAE Council Member, said: "Paul’s extensive application experience of control engineering and his lecturing experience will provide a very insightful evening of an essential branch of engineering that is not discussed frequently.

"It should be very interesting to all engineers and especially to those considering a career in engineering."

The presentation will be in the Studio at the Forum with entry free to all.