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Tuesday 20th September 2022, 7.00pm

Talk: Harry Grindell Matthews, Local Inventor or Trickster?

Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Did Harry Grindell Matthews really invent the world’s first mobile phone, a way of projecting images and messages into the sky, the fuel which propelled Buzz Aldrin to the moon and the forerunner of the microwave oven? Did he invent “A death ray”? Or were the claims he made false and was this the reason almost none of his inventions passed the tests of Governments and never became a commercial reality? Why is our local scientist not a household name?

What is not in doubt is that he was born in Winterbourne and died in Wales, and in between he led a “colourful life” which at times seems almost unbelievable.

Join speaker Carole Darling to find out about this extraordinary local inventor.

The barn will be open from 6:30pm with the talk starting at 7pm. The bar will be available on arrival. Free parking on site.

The talk is also livestreamed on zoom. Tickets are £7.50 (for the livestream this is per device rather than per person). For the livestream, we will email you the Zoom joining link at 6pm.

Book online on Ticketsource direct or via the Barn website below. For further details click below or call 0117 403 1536.


Venue information

Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Church Lane, Winterbourne, BS36 1SE

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