The 1,000 mph engineering adventure

What's on in London >> January >> 9th January >> The 1,000 mph engineering adventure

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 9th Jan 2013

The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car, launched by Richard Noble and Andy Green in October 2008 is set to take the land speed record into a whole new speed regime. The team, including researchers from Swansea University at its heart, plans to take a manned vehicle to 1000mph, increasing the current land speed record (763mph) by over 30%.

The target presents the team with massive scientific and engineering challenges, not least of which being how the car will stay attached to the ground at these speeds. The CFD (computational fluid dynamics) research team at The College of Engineering at Swansea University has been working on answering such questions, and predicting the overall aerodynamic behaviour of such a vehicle.

The BLOODHOUND project is currently entering the build phase with vehicle completion expected in mid-2013. The car is then due to be tested in 2013 in an attempt to increase the World Land Speed Record from 763 mph to 1,000 mph. Dr Ben Evans from the BLOODHOUND team will answer both the how and the why questions related to this iconic project.

Cost: Free

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

See more events on the same day or today or this month


Upstairs at The Lamb,
92 Lambs Conduit Street,
London, WC1N 3LZ


Categories: Sciences & Astronomy | Transport - Road

Local events coming soon
tbaTunnel Boat Trips through the Islington canal tunnel
B Trips are led by a guide from the museum who will explain the history of the tunnel as you cruise through it.
(Cost: £8.40)
All Day Annual Book Sale
F The annual Courtauld book sale offering thousands of books at amazing prices with all proceeds going to support student travel grants.
(Cost: Free)
1:00 AMRed Flag over Houghton Street? The Radical Tradition at the LSE - Myth, Reality and Fact
B Just how radical has the LSE ever been? Has it ever been a hot bed of revolution as critics have claimed? And how true is it of the LSE today?
(Cost: Free)
1:00 AM'Ordinary Streets' film launch
B Through the lens of Rye Lane in Peckham in south London, this film engages with issues of migration, urban multiculture and regeneration.
(Cost: Free)
9:30 AMGreat British Buildings: Friends House, London
(Cost: £9.59)
9:30 AMTour Of Little Italy
(Cost: £21.85)
10:00 AMRevealing Local History: London
B This Wikipedia edit-a-thon allows those taking part to edit Wikipedia articles using Victoria County History (VCH) and British History Online (BHO) materials to enhance local history articles.
(Cost: Free)
10:30 AMGuildhall Archives And Library
B The visit will include a talk by one of the librarians, a tour behind the scenes of the stores and a look at some of the more special items in the collection.
(Cost: £18.00)
10:30 AMThe Regent Street Motor Show
F The largest free-to-view motor show in the UK, showcasing an impressive 125 years of motoring history.
(Cost: Free)
10:30 AMPeople Centric City & Community Service Workshop
B This thematic workshop will explore how citizens, businesses and visitors can be continuously at the center of designing, building and maintaining 'smarter' city services that meets their current and future needs.
(Cost: Free)
10:45 AMGuildhall Tour followed by watching the City Common Council
Tour of the City of London's historic Guildhall, followed by attending the Common Council.
(Cost: £7)
11:00 AMWalking Tours of Bloomsbury
F Themed walking tour by volunteers around the Bloomsbury neighbourhood.
(Cost: Free)
11:00 AMThames Foreshore Walk At Millennium Bridge
(Cost: £10.00)
11:00 AMLiterary Soho
(Cost: £10.00)
11:00 AMThe London Ear
(Cost: £18.00)
11:00 AMSt. Pancras In Literature, Film And Drama
(Cost: £10.00)
11:00 AMShardlake's London
(Cost: £10.00)

Sign up for a free weekly guide to what's on in London

Sample Issue