Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


28 Nov 2017

Loughborough University buries time-capsule with De Lisle College

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Staff from the Rolls-Royce UTC at Loughborough University were delighted to bury a time-capsule with Year 9 students from De Lisle College to mark the mid-point construction phase of the brand new multi-million pound National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology (NCCAT).

For those pupils interested in a career in engineering, this event was an exciting opportunity to engage in a high profile project, and to leave a legacy for future generations.

Given NCCAT’s primary research focus on the aerospace sector, items around this theme were placed in the capsule, as well as items that celebrate the successes of Loughborough University, De Lisle College and the town of Loughborough.  Some of the items included photographs and newspaper clippings, memorabilia provided by the school, through to engine hardware currently employed by research staff within the Rolls-Royce UTC.  The time-capsule will be buried for 25 years, to be re-opened in 2042.

The ICE (Institution of Civil Engineering) Bailey Bridge project was also on campus, providing students with an opportunity to take part in a practical STEM challenge, completing the exciting task of constructing a bridge alongside Henry Boot staff and PhD students from the Rolls-Royce UTC.

The students will be invited back to the site for a tour once construction is completed.


Photo credit: Jake Hilder Photography