A STEM based lesson for KS2 and KS3 students exploring Fred Lanchester’s glider experiments from 1894. Students gain an understanding of how the experiments were carried out and what aspects of design affect the performance of paper gliders when they make and test them. Lanchester Interactive Glider Workshop lesson plan Lanchester Interactive Glider Workshop teacher…

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…

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