Barnes Wallis - One Man – Many Ideas. The Life and Work of Barnes Wallis, Engineer, Designer, Inventor, Teacher..

Barnes Wallis - One Man – Many Ideas. The Life and Work of Barnes Wallis, Engineer, Designer, Inventor, Teacher..

Talk with Peter Rix - Saturday 7 September, 2pm - 3.30pm.Free exhibition from Tuesday 2 - Saturday 28 September in our foyer during normal opening hours.
  • Sir Barnes Wallis is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb that was used to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World War 2. However there is much more to be told of his intriguing life. Peter Rix of The Barnes Wallis Foundation will tell us about the huge range of work of this British engineering genius; from the start of his working life at Barrow in Furness working on airships, later the Wellington bomber, the legendary bouncing bomb and developments leading to supersonic flight. We will also learn about his many other ideas and of his interesting private life.
  • Tickets £5. It is advisable to book early as places are limited.
  • Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book a place online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey library or phone 01483 518737.
When
07 Sep 2019 at 2:00pm
until 07 Sep 2019 at 3:30pm
Where
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking
GU21 6ND

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