Sadly the IET has decided to close its magazine for teenagers, Flipside. The last issue will be out in early July.

This is disappointing news. Although it is clearly difficult for an organisation to keep such a publication running – I’m sure they probably made a loss from it – I hate to see publications disappear, particularly when they are designed to get young people interested in engineering.

Dickon Ross also pointed out on his blog that, “Flipside was the first proper magazine after comics for many young teenagers and may even have got them into the reading habit.”

Goodbye Flipside. I’ll miss the peace and quiet I got when my boys were reading a copy…