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Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Engineering Genius


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Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a genius is not open to question, but what was it that made him stand out in the age of Stephenson, Brassey, Peto and others ? Perhaps an extraordinary character, allied to his extraordinary talent, had something to do with it.

Date and Time

14 March 2013 - 14:00-17:00


Wirral, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Merseyside and West Cheshire local network.

About this event


Mike Murphy

The talk considers his background, and early professional association with his remarkable father, Sir Mark Brunel. His major projects will be examined, and consideration given to those endeavours where he was not wholly successful. The talk will also cover such matters as his competence in dealing with the appropriate authorities when a case had to be made. What will also be taken into account is how this most unusual man drove himself to an early death. Do the opinions of his contemporaries provide any insights into his uniqueness?


Starts at 2:00PM

Tea & cakes after visit

Additional information


Merseyside & West Cheshire Network (Retired Professionals),
Haydn Evans

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