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Engineering Heritage Awards presentation

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Official visit
30 July 2017 12:00 - 14:00
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About the heritage awards

Our Engineering Heritage Awards celebrate the contribution of mechanical engineering, to our past and present. Recognising irreplaceable artefacts from hovercraft to sewage works, railway lines to bombers, the awards raise public awareness of the vital role mechanical engineering plays in modern life.

Come join the celebrations as Carolyn Griffiths, president of the IMechE, presents the 108th Heritage award to the X Alpha Rigid Inflatable Boat at the Atlantic College. The X Alpha was designed by a former member of the Institution, Rear admiral Desmond Hoare.





Official Welcome to UWC Atlantic College – Opened by Principal Peter Howe

Midday -12.10

IMechE President Carolyn Griffiths Background to Heritage award

12.10 - 12.20

"I was there" AC65 Alumnus personal reflection : Lewys Smith

12.20 - 12.30

RNLI speech: Russ Coxon (impact and importance of RIB / technical)

12.30 - 12.40

Hoare Family Speech (our father / grandfathers legacy), read by Principal Peter Howe

12.40 - 12.45

IMechE President to present award (plaque and certificate) to Peter Howe

12.45- 12.50

Principal Peter Howe to thank and acknowledge those who participated (President / Alumnus / RNLI / Hoare Family)


Ceremony ends


Seafront BBQ


Boat Workshop Open and weather dependant RIB display on water. 1.30pm Porthcawl RNLI Station drive by


Various speakers, including IMechE President Carolyn Griffiths.


Sports Hall and Social Centre (Llantwit Major)
UWC Atlantic College
St Donat’s Castle
Llantwit Major
CF61 1WF
United Kingdom

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