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Inaugural Kemp Bequest Lecture

20 October 2004

On 11 November 2004, UCL's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering will host the first Kenneth Kemp Bequest Lecture, commencing a series of biennial lectures promoting creativity in structural engineering.

Professor Kemp was head of the department from 1970-1985, and his will included a generous legacy to further the understanding of creative design. He was also a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, and the institution is joining with UCL to sponsor the lectures, which will be given by eminent professional designers.

The first speaker for the series is structural engineer Mr Tony Hunt, the founder of Anthony Hunt Associates. His recent work has included the Eurostar Terminal at Waterloo and the Eden Project in Cornwall. His talk will focus on how collaboration between architects and engineers can lead to better buildings. The talk will be attended by professionals in the field of structural engineering, and will also be open to UCL students and the public.

Nick Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering and the department's head, said: "During his time at UCL, Kenneth Kemp was a driving force in the department. Thanks to him, we are a leader among civil engineering schools in the teaching of design. This bequest means that his energy and zeal can live on in the department, and we can do even more to promote creative design experiences for all our students."

To find out more about how you can make a difference by remembering UCL in your will, contact Andrea Rogers, Senior Development Manager - Legacies, Development & Corporate Communications Office (x09738). 

The Kenneth Kemp lecture starts at 5.45pm (for 6.30pm) and costs £7 for a lecture-only ticket, or £40 for a lecture with dinner ticket. For an application form, use the link below, or contact Sharon Stephenson (+44 (0)20 7235 4535).

Link: Lecture poster and booking form (pdf 2,72KB)