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Brunel: a Victorian Genius – a u3a talk by Ray Sturdy

Date(s) - 21/09/2023
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kenilworth Methodist Church

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) was one of the greatest British engineers of the 19th century with a legacy that continues into the 21st Century. Born into an industrious family in 1806, his mother Sophia Kingdom worked for the Royal Navy and his father Marc Brunel, was a prominent French engineer. Isambard trained as an engineer and went on to build twenty-five railways, over a hundred bridges, eight pier and dock systems, three ships and a pre-fabricated army field hospital. To add to this he was a keen social engineer, building housing estates, churches and hospitals. He changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking works. Come and here how the impact of his genius still influences us in the 21st century.

Join us for a tea/coffee and a chat from 1.45 pm @ Kenilworth Methodist Church, Kenilworth CV8 1LQ

Members free – Visitors £1

u3a Kenilworth is part of a UK-wide network of 1000+ charities that provide the opportunity for those no longer in work to come together and enjoy developing a wide range of interests in a social context.
Open meetings usually comprise an approximately 45-minute presentation by an accomplished speaker.
Visitors are always welcome.