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Jet Engine Sculpture Installation

Anyone approaching the entrance to the University of Warwick at the junction of Scarman Road and Gibbet Hill Road will have spotted that a set of fan blades from a Rolls Royce jet engine have appeared by the side of the road near to the junction’s roundabout.

The fan is taken from a Rolls Royce RB 211 524 DH jet engine. Its installation as a sculpture celebrates both the invention of the jet engine by Coventry-born Sir Frank Whittle, and the service to the University by aerospace engineer Sir George Cox, who served as Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Warwick from 2011-17.

Sir George will be invited to formally unveil the fan - which will also have an accompanying plaque - later this academic year.

Jet engine sculpture installation

Jet engine sculpture