From Cambridge to Capital: the Trinity Hall London Lecture Series
|Date & time|
|Location||Royal Academy of Engineering, 3 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London, SW1Y 5DG|
|Cost||£10 per head|
|Booking closing date||Wednesday, 1 May 12:00pm|
|Dress code||No dress code|
|Event type||Lecture and drinks reception|
‘Engineering an Olympic Sport’ by Professor Tony Purnell (TH Fellow)
The first of the London Lecture Series ‘From Cambridge to Capital’ will feature Professor Tony Purnell, Head of Technical Development at British Cycling and Fellow-Commoner in Engineering at Trinity Hall. The title of his lecture is ‘Engineering an Olympic Sport’.
You are invited to join us from 6pm for a drinks reception which will be followed by the lecture at 6.30pm. The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes with an opportunity for Q&A at the end. Further drinks and nibbles will be served until approximately 8pm.
Improved technology has probably benefited cycling more than any other sport in terms of increasing speed and setting new records. This talk will give a whirlwind tour of how an engineering approach has led to this improvement in speed. Tony will also tell some stories of how his background in Formula One has helped with his approach to the Olympic cycling events.
Professor Tony Purnell FRSA is the Head of Technical Development at British Cycling, where he works across all aspects of technology – from improving data analysis to assisting the coaches with the development of organisational software and tools to optimise rider performance. He is also a Fellow-Commoner in Engineering at Trinity Hall Cambridge.
Tony studied Mechanical Engineering at Manchester University before going to MIT as a Kennedy Scholar to do his Masters. He then returned the UK to work as researcher at the University of Cambridge working on wind tunnel analysis software.
He founded Pi Research (and its later spin-off Pi Technology) which was sold in the late 90s. From 2002 to 2006 he was Team Principal of the Jaguar, and then Red Bull, F1 teams. He then worked as a Technical and Strategic Adviser for the FIA (the governing body for motor racing) between 2006 – 2010, before taking up his current post.
Booking and cost
The cost is £10 per head and guests are welcome to attend. Online booking is now available, click here. Please note that booking closes at midday on Wednesday 1 May.
The guest list will be available to view in due course. Please note that login to THalumni.net will be required and only Trinity Hall members will appear on the list.
The lecture will take place at the Royal Academy of Engineering located at 3 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 5DG
There is no dress code for this event.
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