Society of Ukrainian Engineers in Great Britain [Товариство українських інженерів у Великій Британії] – a professional body which existed for a short time in the early 1950s.
In 1949 Arsen Shumovsky proposed the formation of a society which would bring together Ukrainian engineers who came to the United Kingdom during and after the Second World War. In September 1950 an initiating group was formed with the aim of organising an inaugural general meeting of the proposed society. The group included, among others, Arsen Shumovsky and Clement Moncibowycz. Nine engineers living in northern England held a prior meeting at which they elected Polykarp Herasymenko and Petro Petrenko as their delegates for the inaugural general meeting. On 13 January 1951 the general meeting was held in London, attended by 13 individuals. A constitution for the society was drawn up on the basis of the constitution of the Ukrainian Engineers’ Society of America. A five-member executive was elected, headed by Polykarp Herasymenko (chairman) and Myron Lewyckyj (vice-chairman). Petro Petrenko was chairman of the society’s Bradford branch. Among others active in the society were Mykola Zakomorny and Bohdan Styslowskyj. Within a short time the society became inactive, partly owing to the emigration of some members to other countries.
Initsiianyvna Hrupa, ‘Zaklyk do ukraintsiv i tekhnikiv na tereni V. Brytanii’, Ukrainska Dumka (London), 10 September 1950, p. 4
‘Tovarystvo ukrainskykh inzheneriv u V. Brytanii’, Ukrainske Slovo (Paris), 4 February 1951, p. 3
Styslowskyj, B., ‘Tovarystvo ukrainskykh inzheneriv u V. Brytanii’, Ukrainska Dumka (London), 11 February 1951, p. 4
‘Ukrainski inzhenery v Anhlii’, Visti Ukrainskykh Inzheneriv (New York), 1957, no. 2