NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter can be seen on Mars as viewed by the Perseverance rover’s rear Hazard Camera on April 4, 2021, the 44th Martian day, or sol of the mission.

NASA’s Perseverance rover, having survived its own hair-raising landing on Mars, has released a unique machine that is set to become the first vehicle to undertake powered flight on another planet. The Ingenuity helicopter didn’t have far to travel (about ten centimetres) as it dropped from the belly of the rover onto the surface of…

Lanchester Advent Quiz

Welcome to the Lanchester Advent Calendar Quiz! Each day until the 25th December we’ll be posting up a Lanchester related quiz-bit for you to solve. Look out for them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube and all the questions will be collected on this page too. Good luck!

Welcome to another inspiring Lanchester SketchClub. We’re continuing online as winter approaches, but we hope to be able to resume the SketchClub in our public space soon. As always, you can share images of your creative work on our social media, for example, on our Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or via…

Lanchester's MkVII 1927 Petrol Electric hybrid car in the Thinktank Museum in Birmingham

And a mere 103 years since his ‘Petrelect’ powered protoype car was being tested on the streets of Birmingham and Warwickshire! But to tell the story of Fred’s hybrid foresight we must go back to that original patent from 1910 where he describes so elegantly and succinctly how his petrol-electric hybrid system would work. In…

Welcome to another inspiring Lanchester Sketch Club. As the clocks go back, we’re continuing online, but we hope to be able to resume soon. Last month’s Sketch Club was about Turning Circles and we look forward to sharing your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or via our Facebook page. The SketchClub is a…

A black and white photo of Frederick Lanchester.

On October 23rd 1868, Fred Lanchester was born to Octavia and Henry in Lewisham, beginning a lifetime of innovation and invention which still reverberates around the institution that maintains such strong links with the Lanchester legacy. His impact is still being felt today through the work of past and current students like Osita Ugwueze, Jordan…

Welcome to another inspiring Lanchester Sketch Club. We’re continuing online, but we hope to be able to resume (socially-distanced) soon. Last month’s Sketch Club was about Making the Impossible – Possible and we look forward to sharing your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or via our Facebook page. The SketchClub is a monthly…

Lanchester SketchClub August Header

The Lanchester Sketch Club continues online, but we hope to be able to resume in person soon. Last month’s Sketch Club was about East meets West and we look forward to sharing your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or via our Facebook page. The SketchClub is a monthly space and time to be…

Lanchester SketchClub July 2020

We hope you’ve enjoyed the past few months of the Lanchester SketchClub, and we look forward to resuming in person soon.   Last month’s Sketch Club was about Drawing Machines and we look forward to sharing your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or via our Facebook page. The SketchClub is a monthly space and…

George (L) and Frank (R) Lanchester at Windsor Castle at the Veteran Car Club's Coronation event in 1953

Alongside his brothers Fred and George, Frank (christened Francis and one of a pair of twins with Charles, who sadly only survived a few days) formed the “Unholy Trinity” who revolutionised motorised transport in Britain. Born in Hove on the 22nd July 1870 he was to become one of the leading lights in the emerging British…

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