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21st February - 22nd March Rolls-Royce Trent XWB 100 years in the making, The Silk Mill, Derby

PUBLISHED: 10:02 17 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:12 14 May 2015

Image used courtesy of Rolls-Royce plc

Image used courtesy of Rolls-Royce plc

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The Trent XWB is the very latest engine developed by Rolls-Royce. It is the world's most efficient large aero engine flying and recently started passenger carrying service with Qatar Airways, almost exactly 100 years after the first Rolls-Royce aero engine, the Eagle, ran for the first time.

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The Trent XWB puts Rolls-Royce at the very cutting edge of a high-technology industry, with Derby at the centre of development and production for the Trent XWB, making this city a centre for aviation excellence! 2015 marks the centenary of Rolls-Royce in aviation. Come along to see how far aero engines have come in 100 years and where they might go next.

Find out more about how the Trent XWB was made, the people that made it and some of the technology that makes it so special.

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ACTIVITIES: Drop in Family Activities

Saturday 21 February

1-5pm

Get involved in hands-on aviation inspired family activities with Rolls-Royce STEM Ambassadors to celebrate the opening of the exhibition.

TALK: Inventing the Trent XWB

Sunday 22 February

2-3pm

If you’ve ever thought about designing your own engine, this might be the place to start...

TALK: The Story of Aviation

Saturday 28 February

2-3pm

Join Alec Collins, former Rolls-Royce engineer, to find out about the history of aviation from its very early principles up to the present day.

TALK: How to build a Jet Engine

Sunday 1 March

2-3pm

An insight into the advanced manufacturing technology involved in building the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB.

ACTIVITY: Build your own Trent Jet Engine

Thursday 5 March

6-7pm

Build your own Trent Jet Engine using 3D modelling and making techniques, to understand the principles of additive layer manufacturing.

TALK: Inventing the Trent XWB

Thursday 5 March

7-8pm

If you’ve ever thought about designing your own engine, this might be the place to start...

ACTIVITIES: Drop in Family Activities

Saturday 7 March

10am-2pm

Get involved in hands-on aviation inspired family activities with Rolls-Royce STEM Ambassadors.

TALK: How to build a Jet Engine

Saturday 7 March

2-3pm

An insight into the advanced manufacturing technology involved in building the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB.

British Science Week

ACTIVITIES: Science Spectacular: Under the Microscope

Saturday 14 March

1-5pm

Take part in some hands-on activities with Science Communicator Sarah Cosgriff, to transform your mobile phone into a fully functioning microscope. Get up close and examine Rolls-Royce aerospace parts and find out how they work.

TALK: Journey through a Jet Engine: How the Trent XWB works

Sunday 15 March

2-3pm

The science behind the world’s most efficient aero engine.

TALK: The RB211 Family

Wednesday 18 March

3.30-4.30pm

Join Alec Collins, former Rolls-Royce engineer, for a talk on the development of the RB211 and its subsequent variants.

TALK: Curating Revealed

Thursday 19 March

3-4pm

Find out how a museum really works with Curator of Making, Daniel Martin. This new series of Curator-led sessions will deconstruct the processes of collection care. This session will show how a museum puts on temporary exhibitions, allowing behind-the-scenes access to the Rolls-Royce Trent WWB exhibition as an example.

ACTIVITY: Build your own Trent Jet Engine

Thursday 19 March

6-7pm

Build your own Trent Jet Engine using 3D modelling and making techniques, to understand the principles of additive layer manufacturing.

TALK: Flying the future

Thursday 19 March

7-8pm

What are the drivers and opportunities for engine and flight technology beyond the Trent XWB?

ACTIVITIES: How Water Works

Saturday 21 March

1-5pm

Take part in activities that explore the power of water as part of World Water Day.

TALK: Journey through a Jet Engine: How the Trent XWB works

Sunday 22 March

2-3pm

The science behind the world’s most efficient aero engine.

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