‘The Great Stink’, incredible engineering and a celebration of our heritage
Thames Water has long history of providing drinking water
and sanitation in London and the Thames Valley. This means we look after
many fascinating historical heritage buildings and steam pumping engines, some
of which are still in use today.
Join us to explore the innovative development of clean
water distribution, from the 400-year-old “New River” (did you know it’s
neither new nor a river?) to Sir Joseph Bazelgette’s celebrated engineering
excellence in response to The Great Stink of 1858.
You’ll also meet the people who continue to discover a
rich history hidden beneath our feet and find out about careers in archaeology
This session will run from 10am until 1pm.
Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:
Understanding how the organisation operates
Great For Students Who Are:
Willing to learn
Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Entrepreneur: If you could go back in time and be the person who invented something we use today, what would it have been and why?
What was the New River constructed for?