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“Time is running out – help us engineer a net zero world” exhibition

August 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - August 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Rochester Cathedral is hosting a touring exhibition organised by the Institute of Civil Engineers “Time is running out” which encourages young people to help engineer a net zero world.  The exhibition highlights the role of civil engineers in meeting the challenge of climate change and achieving net zero targets and is based around bespoke illuminated pods.

The exhibition, Time Is Running Out – Help us engineer a net zero world, explores the future of infrastructure, focusing on how civil engineers can find sustainable solutions in sectors such as transport, energy and water.

Its aim is to inspire young people who are passionate about the environment to consider civil engineering as a career.  It will show that the industry can make a tangible difference on climate change and contribute to the UK’s legally binding net zero target by 2050.

Based around three illuminated pods, the exhibition features original hand-drawn illustrations and profiles of civil engineers.

Six questions are explored:

  • Why don’t we value water?
  • What can we do to end waste?
  • Can we keep travelling?
  • Do we need smarter cities?
  • Where will our energy come from?
  • How do we live with flooding?

TV presenter, Rob Bell, talks to children about the questions in a series of short films embedded within the pods. The films also showcase award-winning engineering projects from across the UK.

Rochester Cathedral is due to host the exhibition from 4th to 30th August 2022.

Visit the exhibition website for supporting information about infrastructure, net zero challenges and how to become a civil engineer.


August 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am
August 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


Rochester Cathedral
The Precinct
Rochester, Kent ME1 1SX United Kingdom
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