Great Women You Should Know ... Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut and fifth youngest person in space

Great Women You Should Know ... Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut and fifth youngest person in space

Sir Barnes Wallis - designer of Halifax, Wellington & Lancaster  bombers. Inventor of the 'bouncing bomb'. A man of vision who had to use that vision to help win a war. would like to see what he would invent or design now.

Sir Barnes Wallis - designer of Halifax, Wellington & Lancaster bombers. Inventor of the 'bouncing bomb'. A man of vision who had to use that vision to help win a war. would like to see what he would invent or design now.

Frank Whittle, Father of the Jet Engine, was born on June 1, 1907. Pity British took so long to develop Jets. The Germans were way ahead with Me 262 etc by war's end.

Frank Whittle, Father of the Jet Engine, was born on June 1, 1907. Pity British took so long to develop Jets. The Germans were way ahead with Me 262 etc by war's end.

Isambard Brunel was an English engineer who changed how people lived forever in the mid 19th century. He was the man who proposed the width of railroad tracks now used all over the world today (4 feet 8 1/2 inches); he dug the first rail tunnels under a river; he built the first all-metal steamships capable of crossing the Atlantic (SS Great Western) in 1838 & built the biggest ship in the world (SS Great Britain). He was considered the greatest engineer of his age. His influence is felt…

SS Great Eastern: Brunel's Greatest Triumph or Folly?

Isambard Brunel was an English engineer who changed how people lived forever in the mid 19th century. He was the man who proposed the width of railroad tracks now used all over the world today (4 feet 8 1/2 inches); he dug the first rail tunnels under a river; he built the first all-metal steamships capable of crossing the Atlantic (SS Great Western) in 1838 & built the biggest ship in the world (SS Great Britain). He was considered the greatest engineer of his age. His influence is felt…

William Henry Fox Talbot, pioneer photographer, was born on this day 11rh February, 1800. English pioneer of photography. Talbot's technique involved the use of a photographic negative, from which multiple prints could be made. His photograph of the Oriel window at Lacock Abbey, is the earliest camera negative in existence .

William Henry Fox Talbot, pioneer photographer, was born on this day 11rh February, 1800. English pioneer of photography. Talbot's technique involved the use of a photographic negative, from which multiple prints could be made. His photograph of the Oriel window at Lacock Abbey, is the earliest camera negative in existence .

British inventor builds working Iron Man flight suit

British inventor builds working Iron Man flight suit

Sir Frank Whittle inventer of the jet engine, used in aircraft the world over. An invention that revolutionised air transport and made it affordable to millions.

The genius who shrank the globe: Why after 70 years we should celebrate jet engine inventor Frank Whittle

Sir Frank Whittle inventer of the jet engine, used in aircraft the world over. An invention that revolutionised air transport and made it affordable to millions.

Spanning Avon Gorge in Bristol is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, a Grade I listed bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Sadly, he died five years before its completion, but the bridge went on to become one of Bristol's most recognisable landmarks.  Picture: David Noton Photography / Alamy

Beautiful British bridges

Spanning Avon Gorge in Bristol is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, a Grade I listed bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Sadly, he died five years before its completion, but the bridge went on to become one of Bristol's most recognisable landmarks. Picture: David Noton Photography / Alamy

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