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Be Inspired: Measuring Africa with Theodolite and Tellurometer

B Monday 24 September 2.30pm - 4.00pm Be Inspired afternoon talk

Alastair Macdonald talks about his time with the Directorate of Overseas Surveys when during the 1950s and 60s many Commonwealth countries were mapped at 1:50000. He describes some of the techniques and experiences involved in the pre-GPS age.
 

Jenny discovered the remarkable illustrated journals of Thomas Machell in the British Library. She will interweave their adventures as she seeks this forgotten explorer in India's Raj, the South China Sea, Polynesia and Arabia.

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