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A range of lectures and talks from the Department of Engineering at the University of Oxford, the only unified department in the UK which offers accredited courses in all the major branches of engineering.

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A range of lectures and talks from the Department of Engineering at the University of Oxford, the only unified department in the UK which offers accredited courses in all the major branches of engineering.

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    Design and Testing of Advanced Tidal System Turbine Arrays

    Design and Testing of Advanced Tidal System Turbine Arrays

    Richard Willden MEng PhD, Professor of Engineering Science, EPSRC Fellow, gives a mini-lecture as part of the 2019 annual Lubbock lecture event.

    • 30 min
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    Thermally Induced Lateral Buckling of Subsea Pipelines

    Thermally Induced Lateral Buckling of Subsea Pipelines

    Chris Martin BE, MA DPhil, Professorial Research Fellow, Fellow of Mansfield College, gives a mini-lecture on the 2019 Lubbock event.

    • 28 min
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    2019 Maurice Lubbock Lecture: Engineering at the crossroads: Lessons from History and a 21st-Century Vision from Across the Channel

    2019 Maurice Lubbock Lecture: Engineering at the crossroads: Lessons from History and a 21st-Century Vision from Across the Channel

    Where is engineering going? Revolutions in knowledge, new challenges such as those raised by the digital revolution and the environmental crisis call for innovation in engineering education and professional practice. This is not the first time that engineering has had to adapt. Given jointly by Sophie Mougard and Antoine Picon, the lecture will begin by placing the current turning point within the broader history of the evolution of engineering. Following this generic introduction, the presenters will focus on the École nationale des ponts et chaussées, the oldest civil engineering school in the world, and on its initiatives to address present-day issues. How do we train future engineers in a world in which their role, responsibilities and status are rapidly evolving? No definitive answers can be given to such questions, but the case of the École des Ponts et Chaussées may have some pointers which are valid for engineering education everywhere.

    • 49 min
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    Bubble Acoustics: from listening to the ocean to cleaning medical devices and fighting antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance.

    Bubble Acoustics: from listening to the ocean to cleaning medical devices and fighting antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance.

    By understanding how bubbles make sound, we can listen to the ocean, and track the >1 billion tonnes of atmospheric carbon that transfers between atmosphere and ocean annually when ocean waves break and trap atmospheric gas under the sea. The 44th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture.
    Naturally-occurring underwater bubbles are extremely powerful sources of underwater sound. They act as sources for the sound of a waterfall or a breaking ocean wave, when those features inject atmospheric gas underwater to form bubbles, which then ring like tiny bells. By understanding how bubbles make sound, we can listen to the ocean, and track the >1 billion tonnes of atmospheric carbon that transfers between atmosphere and ocean annually when ocean waves break and trap atmospheric gas under the sea.

    Bubbles can also scatter and refract the underwater sound fields produced by other acoustic sources. This effect is exploited by whales and dolphins when they use sound for hunting, and provides us with new options when hunting for explosives or covert surveillance equipment.

    The lecture closes by discussing the role that acoustic bubbles have in mitigating the ‘antibiotic apocalypse’, which by 2050 is predicted to be causing more deaths than cancer, and will have cost the world economy more than the current size of the global economy. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 1 hr 16 min
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    The Awesome Acoustic Bubble

    The Awesome Acoustic Bubble

    A mini lecture recorded as part of the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Event Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 33 min
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    The Use of Ultrasound Mediated Cavitation to Enhance the Delivery of Cancer Therapies

    The Use of Ultrasound Mediated Cavitation to Enhance the Delivery of Cancer Therapies

    A mini lecture recorded as part of the 44th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Event Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 30 min

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