The slideshow below provides an outline of the lecture I’ve been asked
to do at the University of Birmingham. To put this in context, I’ve
been heavily involved with Engineers Without Borders.
I joined EWB Sheffield when I moved there and
was on the committe for
the past 4 years. My job was a project manager, first for the wind
turbine project, and then for pedal powered machines group, which lives
My main involvement now is with the “EinD”
project, co-writing a chapter on
transport in development. And so I was invited to do this talk,
which is part of a push by Birmingham and other Engineering departments
to engage more closely with issues of poverty, sustainability and
ethics. I think this is a fantastic idea as todays engineers will
quite literally help build tomorrow’s world.