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Ken Kemp Bequest for Creative Design to benefit civil engineering students

4 August 2003

Professor Ken Kemp, Chadwick Professor and Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering from 1970 to 1985, passed away in August 2002.

Professor Ken Kemp

Professor Kemp left a generous bequest in his will to the department in order that his interests be continually pursued by current students.

Professor Kemp was particularly enthusiastic about the creative skills employed in conceptual design related to structural engineering. Professor James Croll, current head of the department, said: "During his time at UCL, Professor Kemp sowed the seeds and provided the driving force which has led to our department's current position among the leaders in the teaching of design in civil engineering schools."

It was Professor Kemp's wish that the bequest be used to contribute to the understanding of the teaching of creative design, with the Institution of Structural Engineers as the focus. A biennial lecture from leading designers is planned, in addition to a series of seminars that will give young engineers the opportunity to present their work and to discuss educational experiences and techniques.

Professor Croll added: "The Institution of Structural Engineers is very enthusiastic about joining this venture. This is a valuable and timely green light for the discussion and promotion of creative design teaching among structural engineers."

To find out more about how you can make a difference by remembering UCL in your will, contact Andrea Rogers, Senior Legacies Manager, Development Office, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT: +44 (0)20 7679 5601.

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