Metals: Pioneering Materials exhibit displayed at the Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum

The first public exhibit curated by Royce Outreach is now on display within the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. The exhibit was transported to the University in support of the Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum, which took place 20 June and will be on show until 10 July 2023.

The Forum is held annually, and attracts high-level involvement from industry, research councils and other influential bodies with the aim of raising the profile of materials science in the UK academic and industrial communities.

Metals: Pioneering Materials, which was supported by the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers and AWE, explores the history of metallurgy, from the early use of native metals as decorative objects circa 10,000 BC through to modern day research into superalloys and biomedical devices.

The exhibit was on display to the Forum audience through a series of talks, an awards presentation for the the Armourers & Brasiers’ Materials Science Venture Prize and the 24th Kelly Lecture given by Professor Victoire de Margerie, Founder and Vice-Chairman, World Materials Forum.

Other talks delivered included a presentation on Precision Polymer Nanomaterials from Prof. Rachel O’Reilly (University of Birmingham), Supermagnets by Prof. Richard Harrison, University of Cambridge and barocaloric materials from Dr Xavier Moya (Barocoal Ltd)

This year, the Forum was co-sponsored by Royce, AWE, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the Materials Processing Institute and Rolls Royce.

For enquires about the exhibition, please contact outreach@royce.ac.uk.