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Dr Helen Doe

Wednesday 10 February, 7:30pm-8:30pm
£10.00 95 tickets left

SS Great Britain Trust holds the world-class collection of artefacts and archival material on Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel was one of the greatest and most innovative engineers of the 19th century. His projects ranged from railways, bridges, tunnels, and ships. All were pioneering projects, and some were more successful than others. This talk looks at the work of Brunel and shows items from the new exhibition, Being Brunel, now in Bristol. Join Dr. Helen Doe, in the first of our…

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Michael Portillo

Wednesday 12 May, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Fowey Parish Church, United Kingdom
£16.00 123 tickets left

Having graduated from Cambridge in 1975 with a first-class history degree Michael Portillo rose quickly through the ranks of the Conservative Party as a researcher before winning the Enfield Southgate by-election in 1984. So began an equally meteoric rise to power – within four years Margaret Thatcher had made him a Minister and four years later John Major brought him into the Cabinet in 1992, the same year he was admitted to the Privy Council. Michael went on to suffer…

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