Sir Henry Bessemer FRS: a life and a legacy

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Presenter: Chris Elliot

Published: November 2013

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: Bessemer;steel;patent;

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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This lecture aims to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Henry Bessemer by reviewing his scientific and economic achievements in the context of his era, and also in terms of their ongoing impact on the world of today. As well as highlighting his critical contribution to the industrialisation of steelmaking, BessemerÕs other interests will be discussed to present a rounded portrait of this towering and complexÊ figure, who was granted no less than 117 patents during his career. Chris Elliot is Director of Product Marketing for Tata Steel in Europe.

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