Mr Marconi and his marvellous invention
11th May 2018
Refreshments at 6pm in the Commodore Hotel followed by Lecture at 6.30pm in Sirius Arts Centre.
“Mr Marconi and his marvellous invention”: Maritime wireless telegraphy from the Kingstown Regatta in 1898 to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and beyond.
Dr Elizabeth Bruton is Curator of Technology and Engineering at the Science Museum, London specialising in communications. She was one of the 2014-2015 Marconi Byrne-Bussey Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford and also catalogued and researched the Marconi Collection at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.
In the aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and the subsequent enquiry, the then-Postmaster General publicly declared: “Those who have been saved, have been saved through one man, Mr. Marconi and his marvellous invention.” But what were the origins of this “marvellous” and life-saving invention and what impact did it have on maritime safety?
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