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Lunchtime Talk - Isambard Kingdom Brunel: I Alone am Hung in Chains, 1806-1859

Virtual Zoom meeting - Suggested donation £5

Friday 28 May

12pm - 1pm 

Free via Zoom - Book Tickets

Suggested donation £5

Join us by attending one of our new virtual Lunchtime Talks. Each talk will be hosted by one of our volunteer guides, covering topics such as the history of the SS Great Britain and Brunel’s incredible life.

Once you have booked your ticket, you will be emailed the Zoom link to attend this talk on the day.

Upcoming dates and topics:

28 May: I Alone am Hung in Chains: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1806-1859

About this talk:

Isambard Kingdom Brunel: I Alone am Hung in Chains. 1806-1859

Speaker: John Cooper

This online talk by SS Great Britain guide and volunteer, John Cooper, reveals the personality, character, and main achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, prefaced by a discussion of the origins and significance of the famous ‘Chain’ photograph by Robert Howlett. This also includes a section briefly describing his London house and the Shakespeare dining room as an expression of his social and cultural status.  

Once you have booked your ticket, you will be emailed the Zoom link to attend this talk.

How you can support us:

Whilst these talks are free, we're asking for a suggested donation of £5. The current situation has drastically reduced our main source of income for the charity. Despite having to close our doors for many months, our duty of care remains. Care for the ship and the collection comes at a significant and on-going cost, around 1,600 pounds a day.
This world-wide crisis has affected us all, however, if you find yourself in the position to give at this time, please help us continue to protect an important part of our Nation's history and continue our education programme by making a donation.

Make a donation. Your support allows us to stay open and continue to conserve the ship. You can even make a donation via text - just text BRUNEL to 70450 for a one-off donation of £5 (plus standard rate message charge).

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