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Manchester has always been a hot-bed of intelligence and ingenuity, and Adam Hart-Davis will recall the stories of some of the famous and not-so-famous people who left indelible marks on the world, from the famous and infamous Richard Arkwright, whose “water-frame” spinning machine made him filthy rich and changed the world forever. George and Robert Stephenson laid permanent lines across the country, while James Prescott Joule spent his honeymoon measuring the temperature at the top and bottom of a waterfall.
Sat 3 Mar 2012 11am - 11.45am
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£5 adult, £3 concession, £15 Family (2 adults & 2 chldren)
Mon 27 Feb 2012 6pm - 7.30pm
at Sackville Building, University of Manchester
Thu 1 Mar 2012 11am - 12.30pm
Mon 27 Feb 2012 2.30pm - 4pm
at Whitworth Art Gallery
Sun 26 Feb 2012 11.30am - 1pm
Wed 29 Feb 2012 11am - 1pm, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
at Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society
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