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Friday 6 March 2009
6.30pm "Bridges of the Past"
Dr Chris Burgoyne examines the history and science of the bridges
7.45pm "Bridges of the Future" Dr Cam Middleton explores state of the art bridge engineering
Department of Engineering Trumpington Street, Cambridge
Cambridge University Engineering Department invites you to celebrate the world famous bridges of the river Cam and the progress in Engineering over the last 800 years.
CamBridge will be launched with two evening lectures on Friday 6 March 2009 at 6.30pm and 7.45pm. The first lecture given by Dr Chris Burgoyne will use the Cambridge bridges to examine the history of the science of bridges and describe the role these bridges have played in the development of the city of Cambridge over the last 800 years. The second lecture given by Dr Cam Middleton will explore the state of the art in bridge design and future developments. The lectures are suitable for ages 11+.
Both lectures will be held in Lecture Theatre 0 in the Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Detailed directions to the Engineering Department can be found on www.eng.cam.ac.uk/visitors/. Please note that there is no public car parking on site. The Lectures are free to all participants and no pre-booking is required.
These lectures will conclude with the launch of a Primary and Secondary CamBridge competition to design a model for a new bridge for the river Cam. Competition details will be available from end of March 2009 on www.eng.cam.ac.uk/outreach.
CamBridge 2009 poster - CamBridge2009.pdf (301k PDF)
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