Peter Rice Recorded


The Engineering Club Film Nights continue with a homage to one of the most inspiring engineers of recent times. Peter Rice (1935–1992). His work spanned some of the most important buildings of the late C20th including Sydney Opera House, The Pompidou Centre Paris, Lloyds of London, Kansai Airport and many others. He was also a great speaker and used his talks to explore ideas and the culture of engineering. The evening will feature two recordings: from the Arup archive, Engineers in Design, a talk given in January 1990 and A Constructive Point of View (with kind permission of Pidgeon Digital ) a tape/slide recording explaining some of the engineering ideas behind his projects. The quality of the recordings reflect the time when they were made, but the poetic inspiration of Peter Rice shines through – a man once described by Jonathan Glancey as the “James Joyce of engineering”.

Andy Sedgwick of Arup will lead informal discussions after the showing.

The evenings are free to Engineering Club members - please email our events team to reserve a place. Non-members will be charged an entrance fee of £6, please book below.

Booking is essential.