Welcome to the July edition of our monthly e-newsletter, The Copper Wire, bringing you our news and thoughts from the past month.

This month we reflect on what is an engineer, using our experience of an innovative engagement technique to interest students in engineering; examine our food system and the issues of food waste and food poverty; and finally explore behind the scenes at Bristol Zoo to see how they tackle the challenge of sustainability.

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