Come behind the scenes at New Scientist Live with Ship’s Conservation Engineer, Nicola Grahamslaw, to learn how a unique combination of mechanical, structural, electronic and software engineering is used to conserve Brunel’s incredible 175-year-old ship.
On Saturday 12 October at 3.45pm Nicola will speak to attendees about how the same engineering technology in aircraft controls, supermarket fridges and even your favourite shoes keeps one of the country's top tourist attractions ship-shape.
At her 1843 launch, Brunel’s SS Great Britain was declared "the greatest experiment since the creation". This pioneering ship travelled a million miles, totally transforming global communication before being abandoned and almost lost forever, until a daring rescue triumphantly returned her to her original Bristol dry dock.
Nicola’s role involves optimising the climate control systems which conserve Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the related collection, using a combination of different engineering technologies. With experience across a range of industries, Nicola also advises on energy efficiency, helping the museum to become more environmentally sustainable and helps to share the Trust’s research on conservation engineering and related technologies.
Tickets for New Scientist Live can be found here: https://newscientistlive.seetickets.com/tour/new-scientist-live
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