Visits - 2015-2016
Thursday 22nd October 2015
Main Hall Farm, Conington, Cambridge, CB23 4LR
e-Go aeroplanes manufactures novel, composite, light aircraft which are fun-to-fly, smart, sophisticated, high-tech, and conform to the new UK Civil Aviation Authority category of deregulated single-seat aircraft - flown easily by an average pilot with PPL or Microlight PPL. e-Go was founded in 2007 with initial funding in 2011 from Marshall Aerospace, Hermann Hauser and local business angels to build a flying prototype, and with volunteers helping with computational fluid dynamics, finite element modelling, and materials & design choices
TWI, Granta Park, Abington
Thursday 10th March 2016
Granta Park, Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL
About TWI: TWI, world-leading independent research and technology organisation, has a 1st-class reputation in materials joining and engineering processes as applied in industry. TWI specialises in innovation, knowledge transfer and solving problems across all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management. The Welding Institute, housed at TWI, is the leading professional engineering institution responsible for the professional registration and certification of welding and materials-joining personnel worldwide. Our visit will include a welcome from Dr Reza Razmjoo, Director of Business Development, TWI, a presentation by Peter Oakley, Associate Director, TWI; a tour of their facilities, including their new (last year) state-of-the-art laboratories; and a panel discussion/Q&A session with key staff whom we have met.
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and The Sainbury Laboratory
Thursday 26th May 2016
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
About the Botanic Garden (CUBG) CUBG research aims to increase our understanding of the diversity of plant life, in order to support efforts to conserve plant biodiversity and to maximise the sustainable use of plants to support mankind. Research conducted in the Garden focuses on plant evolution & systematics, and conservation & sustainability, but the Garden plays an important role in supporting plant science more broadly. Its research collections, facilities and horticultural expertise are available to anyone in the University, e.g. recently: Depts. of Archaeology, Architecture, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geography, Plant Sciences, Zoology and the Sainsbury Laboratory. External collaborators include Anglia Ruskin University, John Innes Centre, Microsoft Research and other universities and research organisations.
About the Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU) Research at SLCU is focused on understanding how plants develop and function as selforganising structures. The fundamental discoveries it makes in both plant science and plantmicrobe interactions help to deliver science solutions that improve sustainable crop production. Current research topics at SLCU include: plant branching and architecture, plant hormones and signalling, plant temperature signalling, signalling and cellular changes during plant-microbe interactions. Our visit will include an introduction to CUBG and its aims by Dr Sam Brockington (Curator), a tour of the Garden with Sally Pettit (Head of Horticulture) and, in SLCU, a discussion on the role of botanic gardens in a post-genomic era of research.