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The Common Room

The Common Room is a celebration of Graft and Glory: telling the stories of the North East that changed the world, then and now.

We are a new charity, formed to lead the restoration of Neville Hall in Newcastle. Our mission is to use our unique heritage to inspire the next generation of innovators and engineers. Through education and engagement activities, we will support the region’s future economic growth and provide a range of public spaces for innovation, collaboration, events and lectures.

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8 experiences with The Common Room

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Trip

Graft & Glory: virtual exhibition

Explore this virtual exhibition to unearth engineering in the North East, past, present and future.

  • Ages 11 to 21
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free
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Competition

Common Good Challenges

Our engineering challenges inspire young people to give engineering a go, following in the footsteps of great engineers from the North East.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free
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Workshop

Northern Aspirations

Explore the STEM skills of the North’s greatest engineers and solve real-world problems with sustainable development.

  • Ages 11 to 21
  • In-school
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free
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Northern Aspirations site visit

Explore the STEM skills of the North’s greatest engineers and solve real-world problems with sustainable development.

  • Ages 11 to 21
  • Offsite - Newcastle
  • Half a day
  • Free
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Competition

Common Good Challenges

Our engineering challenges inspire young people to give engineering a go, following in the footsteps of great engineers from the North East.

  • Ages 5 to 11
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free
Icon representing Primary education Primary
Trip

Graft & Glory: virtual exhibition

Explore this virtual exhibition to unearth engineering in the North East, past, present and future.

  • Ages 5 to 11
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free
Icon representing Primary education Primary
Workshop

Northern Aspirations site visit

Explore the STEM skills of the North’s greatest engineers and solve real-world problems with sustainable development.

  • Ages 5 to 11
  • Offsite - Newcastle
  • Half a day
  • Free
Icon representing Primary education Primary
Workshop

Northern Aspirations

Explore the STEM skills of the North’s greatest engineers and solve real-world problems with sustainable development.

  • Ages 5 to 11
  • In-school
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free