Marconi & The Making of Chelmsford

Interview: Chris Neale & Alan Pamphilon, Chelmsford Science & Engineering Society

What connects The Titanic, Australian opera, Bologna and a massive factory in Chelmsford?

And do you know how close the Daily Mail were to owning the BBC in the 1920s?

 

 

 

In this series, we go behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest celebration of science and creativity.  In each episode, Essex 2020 project director Richard Freeman meets some of the brilliant people and organisations who are working to create, inspire and discover Essex’s past, present and future.

 


Useful links

Chris Neale https://www.chelmsfordses.org.uk/about/council/7-chris-neale?highlight=WyJjaHJpcyJd

Alan Pamphilon https://aru.ac.uk/graduation-and-alumni/alumni-network/alumni-stories/alumni-of-the-month/alan-pamphilon

Alan’s walks for Chelmsford Civic Society (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChelmsfordCivicSociety/posts/?ref=page_internal

Chelmsford Science & Engineering Society https://www.chelmsfordses.org.uk/

Chelmsford Civic Society http://www.chelmsfordcivicsociety.co.uk/

Guglielmo Marconi on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guglielmo_Marconi

Marconi historian Tim Wander https://marconibooks.co.uk/about.php

The Titanic and Marconi’s wireless telegraph – Science Museum https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects-and-stories/titanic-marconi-and-wireless-telegraph

Godfrey Isaacs, Marconi’s business brain, on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_Isaacs

Winifred Sayer, world’s first woman broadcaster http://www.bluefence.co.uk/emergenceofbroadcastinginbritain/index_illustrations.html

Dame Nelly Melba’s microphone http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/p0lN-tReTl2P_QyzRwKFEA

Dame Nelly Melba on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Melba

Captain Peter Eckersley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Eckersley_(engineer)


 

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Essex 2020 is an Essex Partners initiative.

This is an always possible podcast.

The interviewer was Richard Freeman for always possible and the producer was Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts.

 

 

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