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Reinventing Technology

TV scientist Dr Adam Hart-Davis and inventor Trevor Baylis OBE, will reveal how old and forgotten devices, gadgets and gizmos are being used to breathe new life into contemporary inventions, at a one-off evening debate at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre in London.


TV scientist Dr Adam Hart-Davis and inventor Trevor Baylis OBE, will reveal how old and forgotten devices, gadgets and gizmos are being used to breathe new life into contemporary inventions, at a one-off evening debate at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre in London.

Technology is developing at an astonishingly fast rate, but are we forgetting about past discoveries which could be increasingly useful in an environmentally conscious age?

Trevor Baylis will discuss how we re-think old technologies, while Adam Hart-Davis champions the ingenious Stirling Engine, which although invented in 1816, is still the most efficient engine in existence.

As well as forgotten items, visitors will have the chance to chat to scientists, about exciting new re-inventions like clothing made from nettles and the clockwork radio, as well as historian of science Prof David Edgerton about the genius of Ikea.

The one-off evening event for adults is taking place on Tuesday 4th April at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre – the UK’s only venue for adults to discuss contemporary and controversial science, medicine, health and technology.

Experts at Reinventing Technologies are:
Dr Duncan Grant, University of Bristol will show an example of an early wind up radio to explain its inner workings.

Prof Ray Harewood and Dr Jane Harewood, who specialise in fabrics manufactured from nettles at Demontford University will be showcasing their new nettle lingerie.

Professor David Edgerton Hans Rausing Professor at Imperial College London, and author of Shock of the Old, will illustrate the amazing technology going to have an object from the Museum collections to talk about at one of the tables.

Kat Nilsson, Event Manager at the Science Museum & Dana Centre said: “This is a great opportunity for an adult audience to come to the Dana Centre and discuss and delight in clever design. Everyone loves gadgets and the event might finally answer the question why re-invent the wheel?”


Speaker(s):

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Date and Time:

4 April 2006 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
London
SW7 5HE
+44 20 79 42 40 40
http://www.danacentre.org.uk
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Organised by:

Science Museum
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Tickets:

FREE

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Tickets are FREE but must be pre-booked on: 020 7942 4040 or tickets@danacentre.org.uk

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