Science on Your Doorstep: James Balkwill – From F1 to the school run
Rev up your engines and get into gear for a fascinating talk about the influence of Formula 1 technologies on the cars we drive every day. Over the past few decades, technology developed to push a supercar to peak performance has significantly influenced the design of our run-arounds.
Join motorsport expert Dr James Balkwill to learn about the complex engineering design challenges faced by F1 teams, how these are overcome and how cutting-edge advances make their way into our modern vehicles.
Over the past two decades Dr James Balkwill has taught advanced vehicle dynamics to both undergraduates and postgraduates and has former students in every single Formula 1 team and throughout the motorsport and automotive industry. He has won several major prizes for his teaching and has presented several public lectures on motorsport, including the Christmas Lectures at Oxford Brookes University, where he works.
The event is free to attend, but you are invited to make a donation towards a special fund we’re setting up to support disadvantaged schools across the region. The fund will help these schools with their travel costs, to enable them to come and enjoy the new Science Oxford Centre.
For information on our booking terms and conditions visit here.
St Andrew’s Primary School
London Road, Oxford, OX3 9ED
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