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.
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.