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Budding scientists gave their problem-solving skills a workout at our biggest ever Future Engineers event.

From making music out of code in our Sonic Pi Workshop and creating your own Robot Railway to exploring how signals work in Screwball Signals and talking to real engineers at the Engineering Hub, there was something to inspire all kinds of imaginations in our Future Engineers festival.

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FUTURE ENGINEERS: SHOW SPACE

An unmissable array of eye-opening live performances, pop-up experiments and sessions with real-life engineers.

ENGINEERING HUB

The hub gave visitors the opportunity to ask real-life engineers about what they do all day.

RESEARCH ZONE

In this space, festival visitors explored current research from science, technology, engineering and maths and thought about how these innovations may impact the future of our railways.

ROBOT RAILWAYS

An hands-on activity in which participants created their own digital railway using colour as code.

SCREWBALL SIGNALS

Explore how signals get trains from A to B.

PASSENGER GO!

This interactive game asked you to think like a train, with a roll of the dice throwing up problems to solve.

CODING WORKSHOP

This interactive workshop helped future engineers learn about Morse code with a tiny BBC micro:bit computer.

FUTURE ENGINEERS WAS PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE HM GOVERNMENT’S YEAR OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMME, MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF: