Open Day 2007 (Thursday 10 May 2007)
The day's programme of events ran as follows:
During the day undergraduate project work was on view in Thom Building Lecture Room 3. A competition was held for the best displays (in various categories), with prizes totalling £3200 in value on offer from Sharp Laboratories of Europe, Atkins, GlaxoSmithKline, QinetiQ and the Society of Oxford University Engineers. The competition judges were all graduates of the Department from the past 20 years, now engineers in industry; once again the standard was very high, with 24 entries in total of which 14 won prizes.
There was also opportunity during the afternoon to see the final stages of some one-week Coursework Modules undertaken by the second year students, on Biochemical Engineering, Energy and Environment, Mobile Robots, Liquid Crystal Displays and Design CAD (mechanical).
The afternoon's lectures began with two talks by members of the Department, describing some fascinating applications of novel electrical and mechanical design, followed by tea and the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture:
- Dr Paul Bailey/Dr Mike Dadd : Cryogenic Compressors for ever
or how to make a refrigerator that never wears out
- Dr Malcolm McCulloch : Devices for sustainable energy
Use novel ideas to save the planet
- 33rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture
Sir Martin Wood : The Entrepreneurial Bug
The day ended with a buffet supper in the Holder Common Room.