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Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney is urging people to ‘Think Science’ for the new £50. The banknote will feature a historical character who has contributed to science in the U.K. and anyone can nominate a scientist they think fits the bill (pun absolutely intended)! Here at LIA we think that Fred would…

Join us at Coventry Central Library for an e-Reader Cafe where we can show you some amazing augmented reality and games that you can use for free on your tablet or phone.

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 name. So today in Coventry University’s Lanchester Library we celebrated what would have been his 150th birthday with cakes, balloons…

  This talk tells the story of Frederick Lanchester and his close links to Olton where he lived and worked testing his theories of flight with gliders that flew spectularly from nearby St Bernards Road. At the same time he was also testing an engine in what became Britain’s first motorboat that was destined to…

This exhibition tells the story of Frederick Lanchester and his close links to Olton where he lived and worked testing his theories of flight with gliders that flew spectularly from nearby St Bernards Road. At the same time he was also testing an engine in what became Britain’s first motorboat that was destined to power…

George Lanchester lighting his pipe, next to the 8hp gold medal Phaeton at the Reading control point on the 1,000 mile trial

1 x PART-TIME 0.8 (4 days per week), Marketing and Profile Focused and 1x PART-TIME 0.6 (3 days per week), Community Focused Both Fixed Term to April 2019 Closing Date: 02 October 2018 at 5:00 pm We are on the lookout for two enthusiastic part-time Outreach Workers to help develop and deliver the outreach programme…

The Lanchester archive collection will be available for study, as part of the National Heritage Open Days Come and see the original archive items, including Fred Lanchester’s notebooks and sketch-books, or peruse the volumes of correspondence to get a glimpse of a time when the hand-written letter was the only form of communication. We’ll also…

Using augmented reality

The Lanchester archive collection will be available for study, as part of the National Heritage Open Days Come and see the original archive items, including Fred Lanchester’s notebooks and sketch-books, or peruse the volumes of correspondence to get a glimpse of a time when the hand-written letter was the only form of communication. We’ll also…

The Lanchester archive collection will be available for study, as part of the National Heritage Open Days Come and see the original archive items, including Fred Lanchester’s notebooks and sketch-books, or peruse the volumes of correspondence to get a glimpse of a time when the hand-written letter was the only form of communication. We’ll also…

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