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Herbert Illumination: Frederick Lanchester

Dr Frederick Lanchester is perhaps best known for designing and building the first all-British motor car in 1895 but he also published papers and books detailing the first scientific principles of flight, and theorised about the principles of colour photography before it was reality, and devised military strategies that underpin business management courses still taught today.



Fred also built a wooden hybrid (electric/petrol engine) car back in 1927. Paul Nolan from the Lanchester Interactive Archive will be giving a short presentation about the life and works of the genius of Fred Lanchester.

You will also have the opportunity to dabble with augmented reality tablets and watch Fred's inventions come to life before your very eyes.

Booking not required | £3, payable on the door

Further details about Britain's own 'Leonardo Da Vinci' can be found here. 

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