Jennison Building

Jennison Sculpture unveiling

On Wednesday 22 October at 5pm, the School of Engineering and Digital Arts will be unveiling the Jennison Sculpture.

The ceremony will be followed by a drinks reception in the Jennison social area.

The Jennison Plinth has lain bare for nearly 50 years and this project was made possible through the kind generosity of University benefactor John Washington and Creative Campus.

We are delighted to announce that John will be unveiling the sculpture as our Guest of Honour.

Designed by Michael Green and Sam Frewer, Assistant Lecturers and PhD Candidates, the sculpture, entitled Synapse-Soleil evokes the Russian constructivist work of Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International (c.1919).

The sculpture’s framework of intertwining strands are symbolic of the various disciplines within the School. A smooth orb forms the structure’s focal point, representing the present day as it reflects its surroundings.

Complementing the plinth’s trapezoid shape, the sculpture’s ascending strands exemplify the School’s commitment and passion for academic growth and personal development.

At its core, a bold curve is the main artery running through Synapse-Soleil. It represents the University, nurturing and supporting the School’s growth in delivering a first class learning experience.

Book your place at the Jennison Sculpture Unveiling Ceremony and Reception.