RAeng Ingenious Project

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, which 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 will be developing interactive workshops and family-friendly, hands-on activities which will demonstrate the amazing feat of engineering that makes the 11 miles of canal, including two aqueducts, so special.

These activities will then be delivered for free at community events and schools across the area from June-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 by 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, which are being delivered in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council, Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB, and Canal and River Trust, amongst  others. You can see a selection of events and activities below.

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 to boost their confidence, and be given the opportunity 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!

Calling Engineers!

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 to boost their confidence, and be given the opportunity 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.

 

Oswestry Heritage Open Days

Saturday 21st September & Sunday 22nd September 2019

10:00 - 16:00

 

Walford Davis Suite, The Guildhall

Oswestry, SY11 1PZ

Discover the amazing engineering behind the 11 miles of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site.  Take part in exciting demonstrations and hands-on challenges to test your own engineering skills.

This is a FREE event, with activities provided thanks to funding and support from the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious award scheme.

This is part of the wider Heritage Open Days festival.

Wrexham Town Festival

Saturday 28th September 2019

10:00-15:30

Ty Pawb, Market Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BB

Discover the amazing engineering behind the 11 miles of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site.  Take part in exciting demonstrations and hands-on challenges to test your own engineering skills.

This is a FREE event, with activities provided thanks to funding and support from the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious award scheme.

This is part of the wider Wrexham Town Festival held on the last Saturday of every month.

International Duck Race

Sunday 29th September 2019

Times TBC

More details to follow shortly.