Believe it or not, we, human beings, have today become slaves of our own inventions. A day without the most basic of things could turn our world upside down. And for almost all the things, what we rely to most is electricity. Though Benjamin Franklin is credited for discovering electricity, it were the Brits who used this electricity to create a lot of things that have helped in the progress of mankind. One of the greatest British electrical inventions was the telephone. Ever since telephone came into being, it has changed the way people communicated panoramically. It is indeed the grandest, most magnificent and trailblazing discovery that mankind has witnessed. And we have none but a British, Alexander Graham Bell to thank it for. But this is not all. Way before Edison made his revolutionary discovery it was British Joseph Swan who patented the light bulb in 1880. Had it not been for Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield, radiology today wouldn’t have been as it is. Hounsfield was responsible for introducing the novel concept of medical imaging that was painless and more effective. He designed the CT scanner and the first whole body scanner. Who can forget John Logie Baird’s contribution in the field of electrical engineering? Touted as the Father of Television, he credited for inventing the first successful mechanical television. And he too was a British. Check this segment to know about the life and works of famous British electrical engineers.
Paul DiracPaul Dirac
08 August 1902
Physicist
John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
13 August 1888
Engineer

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer

Mo IbrahimMo Ibrahim
03 May 1946
Entrepreneur

Godfrey HounsfieldGodfrey Hounsfield
28 August 1919
Developer of X-ray computed tomography

Elihu ThomsonElihu Thomson
29 March 1853
Engineer, Inventor
John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849
Engineer

Alan BlumleinAlan Blumlein
29 June 1903
Engineer, Audio engineer

Hertha AyrtonHertha Ayrton
28 April 1854
Engineer
H. J. RoundH. J. Round
02 June 1881
Engineer

Sebastian Ziani de FerrantiSebastian Ziani de Ferranti
09 April 1864
Electrical engineer
Francis Thomas BaconFrancis Thomas Bacon
21 December 1904
Engineer

Frederic Calland WilliamsFrederic Calland Williams
26 June 1911
Engineer

William EcclesWilliam Eccles
23 August 1875
Physicist

John HopkinsonJohn Hopkinson
27 July 1849
Physicist

Edward DavyEdward Davy
16 June 1806
Inventor
Charles Tilston BrightCharles Tilston Bright
08 June 1832
Electrical engineer

William Henry PreeceWilliam Henry Preece
15 February 1834
Engineer

Richard GrimsdaleRichard Grimsdale
18 September 1929
Electrical engineer

Rookes Evelyn Bell CromptonRookes Evelyn Bell Crompton
31 May 1845
Electrical Engineer
Arthur FlemingArthur Fleming
16 January 1881
Engineer

Sir Henry Christopher ManceSir Henry Christopher Mance
06 September 1840
Scientist and electrical engineer