The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched a DVD as part of a wider communications drive to move engineering to the centre of society. The DVD shows how the Academy is working to deliver its key priorities of engaging with the public, inspiring the next generation to enter the profession, increasing the contribution of engineering to the UK's innovation performance and developing the role of the Academy to make a wider impact on society.

The launch of the DVD follows the Royal Academy of Engineering’s move from Great Peter Street to 3 Carlton House Terrace on 8 October 2007.

The DVD contains an insight into some of the Academy’s key projects. There are interviews with students from the London Engineering Project, extracts from the Academy’s Annual Awards Ceremony and interviews with some of this year’s winners, material from the Wave Research Unit at Queen's University Belfast, unseen footage from the Channel Tunnel Rail Link development, and clips highlighting the Academy's presence in the national media.

The DVD also includes interviews with Academy Fellows. Mike Glover, the Technical Director of Rail Link Engineering, the organisation responsible for the design and management of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, discusses this major engineering project. Dr Allan Jones, Head of Research and Development at E.ON UK, talks of the need for engineers to work together to combat issues such as climate change. Likewise, the Academy’s President, Lord Browne of Madingley, discusses the Academy's vital links with industry and the need for stronger links between industry and academia.

To obtain a copy of the DVD please contact Tonia Page on 07770 845984

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.

For more information please contact

Richard Wilson at The Royal Academy of Engineering Tel. Direct tel +44 (0) 20 7766 0620