Ingenia - Issue 6, November 2000


Students need exciting role models to persuade them to choose engineering careers

Trevor Kletz OBE FREng

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How are universities to fund expanding higher education? – Top-up fees and private endowments will only work for some

Patrick Dowling DL FREng FRS

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Ignoring long-term consequences for short-term gains will not increase public confidence in engineers and scientists

Professor John Sparkes FREng

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Decommissioning of the Maureen oil platform

Dr Peter Broughton FREng

Planning the removal and decommissioning of a large North Sea steel gravity platform

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Severn tunnel

Gerald David OBE FREng

The first ‘long’ crossing of the Severn was completed in 1886 after 13 years of struggle: the rail tunnel is still in everyday use

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The Øresund Bridge – linking Scandinavia to the continent

Nils Francke

The Øresund Bridge links Denmark to Sweden: it was built to schedule and on budget in just 5 years

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Tate Modern

John Hirst

The conversion of a redundant power station into a modern gallery is an outstanding success

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The Wheel: The British Airways London Eye

Dr John Roberts FREng

The designing, building and testing of an exceptional celebration of The Millennium

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Spectrum supply and demand – space oddity

Mike Short

Demand for radio spectrum is growing: how can it be satisfied?

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Spectrum auctions

Professor Martin Cave

Spectrum auctions bring welcome revenue to governments but also lead to efficient usage

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The second industrial revolution: the role of communications

Professor Laszlo Solymar FRS

Machines replaced muscles in the first industrial revolution: in the second machines came to help brains, spurred on by the needs of communications

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Searching the web, or Mr Livingstone I presume

Michael Holyoke

How do search engines help you find the web page you want from the two billion available and how does anyone make any money providing the service?

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Engineers in disaster relief

Jo da Silva

In the long aftermath of disasters, engineers with their practical skills and planning abilities bring relief to thousands of victims

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Systems engineering – an educational challenge

Ken Hambleton FREng

The study of entire systems is complex, but needs to be taught more widely

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Collaborating with MIT: how we compare

Professor David Newland FREng

Personal observations on the differences between MIT and Cambridge

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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Dr John Forrest FREng
Managing Editor Richard Lawrence
Editorial Board Professor John Burland FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Richard Dodds FREng
Dr Colin Gaskell CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Professor Michael Kelly FREng FRS
Professor John Midwinter OBE FREng FRS

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