RAEng Ingenious - 11 Mile Journey


11 Mile Journey

11 Mile Journey – Discover North East Wales’ amazing engineering with Techniquest Glyndŵr this summer!

Techniquest Glyndŵr are very pleased to announce we have been selected as one of the recipients of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2019 Ingenious grants.  These are awarded to projects that present engineering in new and exciting ways to diverse audiences across the UK.

Our project, “11 Mile Journey – Discovering North Wales’ Amazing Engineering” is a series of events to celebrate the unique engineering heritage of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal, which this year marks 10 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Techniquest Glyndŵr is developing interactive workshops and family-friendly, hands-on activities.  These will demonstrate the amazing feat of engineering that makes the 11 miles of canal, including two aqueducts, so special.  These activities will be delivered for free at community events and schools across the area from June to October 2019.  Through these events, we aim to engage local communities with the strong engineering heritage of the area, as well as providing an insight into current opportunities within engineering.  We will be working with local engineers from industry, academia and professional institutes to deliver the activities.


These activities will contribute to a wider programme of exciting events taking place across the region this year to commemorate 10 years since the inscription of the Canal and Aqueduct as a World Heritage Site.  These are being delivered in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council, Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB, and Canal and River Trust, among others.


Techniquest Glyndŵr is currently looking for engineers to collaborate with on this project, to assist with the delivery of these activities and act as industry experts for our audiences to meet and engage with.  Engineers involved in the project will benefit from bespoke support, information and training from Techniquest Glyndŵr.  This will boost their confidence, provide opportunities to engage with different people and enhance their own public engagement skills.  A minimum commitment of attending one 90-minute training session and one event for the project is all that is asked, no previous experience necessary!


Any engineers who are interested in volunteering for this project and assisting with these events, as well as any schools, community groups or event organisers in the local area who would like to know more about these activities, are invited to contact Hannah Marubbi (Hannah@tqg.org.uk) or Dawn Pavey (dawn@tqg.org.uk) at Techniquest Glyndŵr, or phone 01978 293948 / 01978 293400 to speak to one of us.


Upcoming training sessions:

Dates to be confirmed

  • Invite us to deliver a training session at your workplace


Upcoming events:

 World Heritage Site celebration fun day – Saturday 29th June 2019

  • 10:00-16:00 at Trevor Basin Community Centre, Trevor, LL20 7TY
  • Opportunity to assist with delivery of the ‘Discovering Amazing Engineering’ community activities to families.


International Eisteddfod – Monday 1st - Sunday 7th July 2019

  • 09:00-16:00 at Llangollen Pavilion, Llangollen, LL20 8SW
  • Opportunities to assist with delivery of the ‘Discovering Amazing Engineering’ community activities for visiting families and schools group.
  • Part of a larger World Heritage Site stand at the Eisteddfod, alongside WCBC, Canal and River Trust, Tŷ Pawb and Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB.