Making polite conversation before the event I found myself speaking to her son and daughter, one at university the other recently graduated. I asked what it was like to have a parent as an academic.
I also find myself talking to John Traxler and the Director of the IET.
I'm getting used to the idea that I neither get out an autograph book or talk shop (even if this lecture will feed into my ECA).
In the introduction we learn that Agnes was born in Poland then 'dropped' into Scotland
She has even more then in common with my Polish academic father-in-law.
Clearly her early interests in languages and computing have brought her where she is today. For opinion and insight we were spoilt; I'll offer it in due course. Are we not all the product of our earlier interests? Where we put down deeper, longer lasting routes?
I used to be nicknamed 'Video Vernon' which perhaps explains how I spent my university days.
You can or will be able to view it all for yourselves.