Adam Hart-Davis – Millpool Centre, 19th November, 3pm.


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Best known for presenting programmes on Science and History, especially the TV series Local Heroes and What the Romans Did for Us, Adam has also collected fourteen honorary doctorates, received two medals and one trophy in honour of his contribution to engineering and is member of a diverse array of societies including the British Toilet Association.

We are delighted that Adam will be speaking for us this year of his latest publication ‘Very Heath Robinson’  The book takes a nostalgic look back to the imaginative and often frivolous world of William Heath Robinson, one of the few artists to have given his name to the English language. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the expression Heath Robinson is used to describe ‘any absurdly ingenious and impracticable device of the kind illustrated by this artist‘.

A talk and presentation full of quirky images from Romans wearing polka dots to balding men seducing mermaids, an unconventional history of the world in which technology and its social setting get equal billing.

Adam Hart-Davis, Sunday 19th November, 15.00 @ The Millpool Centre
Tickets £10


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