NMiTE’s Ingenuity Studio team are thrilled to be part of the Hay Festival during the Whitsun half-term in May. Come and join the team in Studio 1, a hi-tech refurbished shipping container, and explore ideas through making. Participants will experience how highly creative and technological engineering is. We are running an Open Studio during the Primary and Secondary Education days on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May. Do come and say hello!
Engage in Ingenuity Flashes running daily throughout the festival at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. The hour-long sessions will focus on either Electronics OR Micro:bit – sign-up available on the day. Do also join us for family hands-on drop-in sessions from 2 to 5pm running from Sunday 26th to Saturday 1st June.
NMiTE is proud to be sponsoring the John Browne talk at 5.30pm on Saturday 25 May – the first day of the festival. Lord Browne trained as an engineer and was CEO of BP from 1995 to 2007. He is Chairman of the Crick Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society, past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and former Chairman of Tate. The talk ‘Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering and the Future of Civilisation’ explores today’s unprecedented pace of change which leaves many people wondering what new technologies are doing to our lives. Are the decisions about our health, security and finances made by computer programs inexplicable and biased? Are robots going to take our jobs? And has our demand for energy driven the Earth’s climate to the edge of catastrophe? Browne argues that we need not and must not put the brakes on technological advance. Civilisation is founded on engineering innovation; all progress stems from the human urge to make things and to shape the world around us, resulting in greater freedom, health and wealth for all.