Talk: BRUNEL AND HIS BRIDGES

Preservation, Museums, Heritage Railways, and matters of general interest.

Talk: BRUNEL AND HIS BRIDGES

Postby RichardHC » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:37 am

Talk in Manchester on Saturday, 8th December, 2019 at 2pm : Brunel and his Bridges: an eclectic wander through the life and times of a late-Georgian engineer by Philip Sweet.

In the first part of his talk Philip Sweet will remind us of what things were like in the early part of the nineteenth century. In particular what materials, techniques and knowledge were available to the great engineers of the period, and even more importantly to point out what they didn’t have. Philip will briefly outline Brunel’s early life and career, and look at the stylistic influences he incorporated into his work. He will then briefly outline the structural theory of how bridges work and conclude his talk with detailed consideration of Brunel’s designs in three different materials: brickwork, timber and wrought iron.
The talk which has been arranged by the Railway and Canal Historical Society will take place in The Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS on Saturday, 8th December, 2018 commencing at 2:00pm. For further information please consult the website (http://www.rchs.org.uk) or contact Roger Brice (01625 533959; 07702 303242; rogerbrice@microton.net). All are welcome at RCHS meetings.
RichardHC
 
Posts: 124
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:09 pm

Re: Talk: BRUNEL AND HIS BRIDGES

Postby RichardHC » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:32 pm

Sorry!

The date of the meeting is actually Saturday, 8th December, 2018
RichardHC
 
Posts: 124
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:09 pm


Return to Outside the Circle

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron