Doors Open Day 2019


The King's Buildings, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3JW


Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

On Saturday 28 September 2019, the School of Engineering will open two of its buildings - Sanderson Building and FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility - to the general public as part of Doors Open Day 2019.

Doors Open Day is a city-wide festival, run by the Cockburn Association, which allows members of the public free access to buildings of architectural and cultural significance which are not usually open to the public.

The School venues listed below will be open on Saturday 28 September 2019, 10am-4pm

Sanderson Building

The Sanderson Building is a category ‘B’ listed building. Designed and built by the 20th century Scottish architectural partnership Sir Robert Lorimer and John Fraser Matthew, it was opened in 1932 by Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald. Sanderson is home to the School of Engineering, hosting the Institute for Materials and Processes, workshops, professional services, and a student makerspace. Visitors will be invited to explore a timeline of pioneering alumni from the School’s history, view demos, get behind-the-scenes insights into student projects, including HYPED, and try their hand at flying drones on our simulator. 

FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

The FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility is one of the world’s most sophisticated onshore laboratories for replicating ocean conditions and testing ocean technologies. One of the largest research infrastructures belonging to the University, the FloWave facility contains a 25m diameter test tank which recreates scale versions of complex ocean conditions. The facility is much in demand by academic and industrial research groups from across the globe and – in combination with Orkney’s European Marine Energy Centre – helps maintain Scotland’s position at the forefront of clean ocean energy research, development and innovation.

View the University's full programme for Doors Open Day

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