The IPENZ UK Branch Centenary Event 2014

The year 2014 marked the century since the original body, the New Zealand Society of Civil Engineers, was formed and IPENZ hosted events throughout the year to mark this auspicious milestone.

As part of these celebrations, the UK Branch held a special event in July at New Zealand House in London to celebrate the lives and works of two famous Pioneers of New Zealand Engineering.

Keith Moore from The Royal Society gave a presentation on Ernest Rutherford, father of nuclear physics, and a team from McLaren gave a presentation on Bruce McLaren, legendary motor racing driver, engineer and designer.

These are some photos taken on the night.


Keith Moore giving his presentation on Ernest Rutherford
Keith Moore and Andrew Delugar
Ray Rowe, Patty McLaren and Gordon Coppuck
And the winners are ...
Ray Rowe, Peter Stayner, Patty McLaren, Keith Holland and Gordon Coppuck
The Branch Chairman takes delivery of his new car ...
The McLaren 650S

[Short Video Clip: Evolution of the 650S]

Keith Holland with the McLaren 650S

[Article: Zero To 650S In 50 Years: The History That Made The McLaren 650S]

Ian Riddle inspects the engine before he takes it for a spin around the block
~~~ Some people are just born lucky ~~~
Views from the NZ House Penthouse Suite Balcony
The IPENZ UK Branch Committee

Left to Right: Judy Henderson, Karl Beardsley, Andrew Delugar (Chairman),
Ian Kirker, David Bigwood, Liam Duff (Honorary Secretary)
and Kamal Patel (Honorary Treasurer)

Presenters and Special Guests

Back Row (Left to Right):
Peter Stayner (McLaren Ambassador)
Ian Kirker (Past IPENZ UK Branch Chairman)
Andrew Delugar (IPENZ UK Branch Chairman)
Keith Moore (The Royal Society's Librarian)
Keith Holland (McLaren Automotive Motorsport & Heritage Manager)

Front Row (Left to Right):
Ray Rowe (McLaren's Longest-serving Employee)
Patty McLaren (Bruce's Wife)
Gordon Coppuck (Previous Chief Designer at McLaren)