About the Foundation
In all his designs Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933) demonstrated an attention to detail never previously seen in the automotive and aeronautical worlds. His motto was his engineering standard: Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile præclarum (Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble). ‘Rightly done’ are the key words in the Rolls-Royce ethos, and there are many fine examples of Royce’s determination to strive for perfection. He was also guided by the philosophy: ‘Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.’
Establishment of the Foundation
The Sir Henry Royce Foundation was created from a discussion at the 1995 Federal Rally of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia. It was proposed that a stand-alone body be created to preserve the heritage of the past in relation to items manufactured by Rolls-Royce and Bentley, the history of the Founders (Sir Henry Royce, The Hon C.S. Rolls and W.O. Bentley), and all printed material relating to the Company’s automobiles and aircraft engines. It all started when David Ekberg.....
The Objects of the Foundation
The Charitable Objects of the Foundation are for the advancement of the science and technology of mechanical engineering for the public benefit and the advancement of education in such ways as the Trustees in their absolute discretion think fit, including:Making available for study and research purposes the corpus of the published and unpublished work of the late Sir Henry Royce and by promoting and providing facilities for such study and research and for the study of the history and development of the pursuit of excellence in the science of mechanical engineering; Click to read more....
The Strategic Outlook of the Foundation
The Charitable Objects of the Foundation include:
“The advancement of the science and technology of mechanical engineering for the public benefit; and the advancement of education”.
In particular, The Foundation seeks to promote the engineering ideals of Sir Henry Royce.