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Science Shorts

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Continuing our series of quarterly short science talks in conjunction with Thinktank and the Friends of Birmingam Museums. In 1947 John Cobb, a fur trader and amateur racing car driver, took this car to a new record of 394 mph with well over 400 mph in one direction. In 1953 the Dunlop tyre company presented the car, the Napier Railton Special, to the Birmingham collections and it is exhibited in Thinktank, the Birmingham Science Museum. This lecture will explain some of the worries about looking after such an exhibit while also covering some of its fascinating history as a real engineering optimisation exercise.

Tuesday 19 6.00PMSeptember
2017
2017-09-19T18:00:00Z2017-09-19T19:50:00Z

Spoken Word

Birmingham and Midland Institute

Margaret Street
Birmingham

B3 3BS Birmingham GB

0121 236 3591

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