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HKMM_An Evening with Dr Tanner and I.K.Brunel

An Evening with Dr Tanner and I.K.Brunel – The SS Great Britain and the Legacy of Great Engineering

20 Jun 2018 19:00 - 20:00

This lecture by Dr Matthew Tanner MBE, the Director of the SS Great Britain Trust in Bristol, UK, will tell the amazing story of the world’s first great passenger steamship, the SS Great Britain. Invented by famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this great iron ship carried over 30,000 people to and from USA & Australia in the 1800s, and changed world travel. But this great invention has not stopped travelling. Today she is a famous ship museum and the leading visitor attraction in the city, celebrating the legacy of one of the world’s great engineers.

About Dr. Matthew Tanner, MBE
Dr Matthew Tanner has worked in the museum and heritage sectors for some 25 years. He was appointed as Director & Chief Executive of the SS Great Britain Trust in 2000 in order to create the vision and deliver the conservation of Brunel's SS Great Britain, and he led the team that delivered the £13m conservation and regeneration project.

Cover photo credit by The Guardian

Free of Charge. Light Refreshments. 

Online registration: https://goo.gl/forms/QQYdDSql4W3MPD1J3