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The STEM Hub

Christmas Lecture

Tuesday 17 December 2019 | 6.30pm-8pm

Michael Berry Lecture Theatre, Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University, CT1 1PL

Cost: FREE

Nick von Behr
“Building Passions: Brunel, Barry and ‘modern’ Victorian architecture”

This interactive lecture will focus on the Brunel’s and Barry’s who were famous Victorian families of engineers and architects who built the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Rotherhithe Tunnel and many other significant and iconic structures that helped define London and Britain in the 19th Century and beyond.

Other iconic buildings will include:

  • The Crystal Palace, London (Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Sir Charles Barry consulted)
  • Oriel Chambers, Liverpool (Peter Ellis designed and built)
  • Hotel Tassel, Brussels (Victor Horta designed and built)
  • The Connel Ferry Bridge, Scotland (Sir John Wolfe Barry, Henry Brunel and Sir William Arrol designed and built)

Come and join us for wine, mince pies and an opportunity to look back at Engineering of the past and to celebrate the engineering of the future.