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  • In July, Moretonhampstead Parish Council unveiled a bronze bust of George Parker Bidder, who studied mechanical engineering at Edinburgh in the early 1800s and gained recognition for his prodigal mathematical abilities.

  • Over summer, the School of Engineering ran its annual summer school virtually, providing a series of fun, hands-on engineering activities to young people across the UK. The initiative is designed to introduce young people to engineering, encourage them to consider applying to university, while also providing an opportunity to try their hand at some engineering challenges. 

     Summer school students Antoine and Alexandre Fromentel with their bridge (centre) constructed from minimal basic materials, in order to support the weight of an apple
  • Ann Lee (BEng Mechanical Engineering, 2021), who is Operations Lead for the University's rocketry club Endeavour, shares her top five picks for news students.

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