University College London set the scene for a lecture by Peter Jones; Ove Arup: Engineer or Philosopher? Or what really happened at Sydney Opera House. The lecture was sponsored and organised by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation.
From the outset, Peter Jones’ charismatic personality captured the audience with his fascinating topic: Ove Arup: Engineer or Philosopher? Peter is the first author to publish a biography of Ove Arup and was given full access to the vast private Arup archives. Peter Jones magnetized the audience with a truly fascinating insight into Ove Arup’s mind and life. He also gave us a revelatory new account of the Sydney Opera House and the character of those involved in its complex construction.
The Lecture was followed by a reception, supported by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation. Guests were invited to speak with Peter Jones to discuss his intriguing biography or ask any burning questions generated by his lecture. The reception also provided guests with an opportunity to purchase Peter’s book: Ove Arup: Masterbuilder of the Twentieth Century.
The MBI Al Jaber Foundation would like to thank UCL for providing such a great venue and of course especially to thank Peter Jones for his enthralling lecture. The evening was an overwhelming success and highly enjoyable. Our sincere thanks to all involved.