Lotus

Lotus

UCL has maintained a close relationship with Group Lotus, which was founded by a UCL alumnus Colin Chapman in 1952, and with Lotus Engineering, which has sponsored significant research in UCL Mechanical Engineering.

In 2009, UCL, Group Lotus, Lotus Engineering and the Chapman family celebrated the relationship in a prestigious partnership Engineering Innovation event. This brought together on campus an impressive exhibition of the best classic Lotus cars, organised by Clive Chapman, Head of Classic Team Lotus, son of Colin Chapman - and alumnus of UCL. Guests included Chairmen and Chief Executives of the automotive industry in the UK and in Germany, famous Lotus racing car drivers and designers including Sterling Moss, Damon Hill and Ron Hickman, members of the Chapman family, Lotus engineers and numerous enthusiastic UCL academics, students and alumni.

In 2011, Group Lotus, Lotus Engineering and the Chapman family sponsored the Colin Chapman Lotus Engineering Masters Scholarship.

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