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Christmas Lecture - Airfix - Scaling Down Reality


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Find out how Airfix rose to become Britain’s most prolific toy manufacturer, and still survives in today's toy market. Learn about their cutting edge research and production methods for the current market-leading model aircraft and the toys of tomorrow.

Date and Time

07 December 2017 - 18:00-20:00


Bristol, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Joint Event.
Contact Bristol IET, IMechE, RAeS, ICE, NI or RSC for more information.

About this event

This year's Christmas Family Lecture is all about an iconic toy: the Airfix kit.

What is the history of Airfix? How did it rise to become Britain’s most prolific toy manufacturer, and how does it survive today in a vastly different toy market? How does the company use the latest cutting edge methods to research and produce the current generation of market-leading model aircraft? And what models are coming in the future, for Santa Claus to put under your tree next year?


18:00 - free festive refreshments
18:30 - presentation begins

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Additional information

This is a joint event, brought to you by the local branches of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Institute of Civil Engineers, the Nuclear Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Room 2B025
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY

Registration information

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