image for Talk item typeRoma Agrawal Hidden Stories behind architecture at Richmond Library Annex

Talk, Sat 3 Nov 2018


Richmond Library Annexe


Quadrant Road,


Imagine you woke up one morning to find everything created by engineers had disappeared.
What would you see? No cars, no houses; no phones, roads, tunnels, or skyscrapers. The
impact that engineering has had on the human experience is undeniable, but it is also often
invisible. Join award-winning Structural Engineer Roma Agrawal for a unique look at the history of
engineering and how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to the
towering glass and steel skyscrapers of today. In her critically-acclaimed book Built, Agrawal
reveals the extraordinary secret lives of structures. She tells stories of the visionaries who have
tunnelled through mountains and bridged rivers; created the ground-breaking materials in the
Pantheon’s concrete dome and developed the frame of the record-breaking Eiffel Tower.
Roma makes the complex principles of structural engineering accessible to everyone with clear
explanations and engaging illustrations. It has made me suddenly look at every building I pass
by in a new way! Ellen Stofan, former Chief Scientist at NASA

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 3 Nov 2018 15:00


£8 / £6.50
Special £5.50 ticket price for Richmond Card holders



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