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Sidmouth Science Festival

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Sidmouth, Devon United Kingdom

October 2020

[ONLINE] Shipshape: Engineering to Conserve the SS Great Britain

13 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sidmouth Science Festival Sidmouth, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

An online talk by Nicola Grahamslaw CEng MIMechE At her 1843 launch, Brunel’s SS Great Britain was declared "the greatest experiment since the creation". This pioneering ship travelled a million miles, totally transforming global communication before being almost lost forever, until a daring rescue triumphantly returned her to her original Bristol dry dock. Come behind-the-scenes with Nicola to learn how a unique combination of mechanical, structural, electronic and software engineering is used to preserve this incredible 175-year-old iron structure, keeping…

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