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  • The Destruction of Memory

    Why is architectural heritage targeted in war? And what can we do to protect it? Based on the book by architecture critic Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory reveals the destruction wrought by instances of cultural genocide across the world. Through exploring contemporary struggles, including the...

  • Passive House For All

    The 2017 international Passive House conference was set against a backdrop of reducing carbon emissions in Europe and the need to divest from fossil fuels to meet both national and local targets. Energy efficiency is key to this and passive...

  • Drilling into polyurethane foam

    Continuing my investigation into the properties of both low and high density polyurethane foams and their suitability for 3D printing, the drilling resistance of test specimens was measured. Interfaces are a crucial element in 3D printing and the aim of...

  • Questions and answers on the Basil Spence project

    Author: Emma Moberg In his introduction to this project, Martin reminded us that “vision without action is a day dream”, and similarly, “action without vision is a nightmare”. Even though I thought it fairly apparent at the time, I would...

  • The importance of being pretentious - Part One

    Engineers can improve engagement with the public by being more pretentious. In Part One, I’ll explore this argument from three angles: the relationship between technology and society; the uncertainty of truth; and, how people relate differently to pure and applied sciences.  Who are the...

  • My semester abroad in Brisbane

    Author: Nicola Morris When I first applied to study at Bath I knew I wanted to do my research project abroad, it’s a rare opportunity for engineers that I knew I had to take! I originally wanted to go to...

  • Unity, confidence and persistence on the Basil Spence project

    Author: Helen Needs Unity of thought Working together is the foundation on which the Basil Spence project is built. The integration of disciplines to create something inspiring is both an exciting and daunting prospect. Emma and Matt have been close...

  • What is Engineering?

    Authors: Katie Barraclough, Jamie Bayliss, Sammee Bhatti, Tom Binks and Andy Brooker (first year mechanical engineering students) Our departmental competition winning video: What is Engineering? Watch the video on Vimeo. The competition brief We were asked to create a short,...