Odyssey: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Man of Steel

In the 19th century, a time before computers or internet, Brunel was able to solve technical problems, gather investment, navigate the morass of public opinion, and make huge static and moving objects, which even today seem to be on the scale of gods rather than men. He designed and built railroads that crossed the United Kingdom; he built a ship for trade to Australia on a scale that was not achieved again until the 20th century. His engineering insight and application of science were keen & usually spot on. He was bold and not afraid to invest in visionary projects when he was sure of his facts. His bridges and tunnels are still in use today. His ability to use engineering science combined with vision, and interpersonal skill, is exactly what we need today to bring prosperity to both the post-Brexit U.K. and also to our own country.

918.130.01 Homewood campus
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (one session)

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