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From Brunel to Burnell

11 - 28 September, 2023

Join Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Fred Watson as we journey through Guernsey, England, Wales and Scotland. Tracing the industrial revolution and looking towards dark skies on an 11, 15 or 19 day tour filed with trains, bridges and observatories. (Top hats optional!)

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Who was Isambard Brunel?

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was an English civil engineer who is considered "one of the 19th-century engineering giants, He changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions. Brunel built dockyards, the Great Western Railway (GWR), a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship, and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and modern engineering.


Who is Dame Jocelyn Burnell?

Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell is an astrophysicist from Northern Ireland who, as a postgraduate student, discovered the first radio pulsars in 1967. The discovery eventually earned the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1974; however, she was not one of the prize's recipients. The paper announcing the discovery of pulsars had five authors. Bell's thesis supervisor Antony Hewish was listed first, Bell second.



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