Devised as part of the British Science Festival, Scientific Heroes celebrates the achievements of eight former staff and students of Bradford College whose appliance of science made an lasting impact.
The exhibition included film footage, photographs, artefacts and much more.
Sir Edward Appleton, Nobel Prize winner and pioneer in radio physics, attended Bradford Technical College from 1909 to 1911, where he was also employed as Lab Technician. Read more
Mike Dinn, whose work for Australian deep space tracking stations allowed the world to watch the lunar landings, studied electrical engineering at Bradford Technical College from 1951 to 1955. Read more
Friederich Wilhelm Eurich, conducted his pioneering research into the causes of anthrax in the Pathological and Bacteriological Laboratory, based at Bradford Technical College from 1900 to 1905. Read more
Sydney Harry, pioneering colour theorist and artist, lectured at Bradford College of Art between 1937 and 1975. Read more
Ronnie Kaye, internationally renowned polarography expert, studied Pharmacy part-time from the late 1920s and once qualified, lectured in Pharmacy until the early 1960s, at Bradford Technical College. The author John Braine was once his lab assistant (there is a never seen before photo showing this in the exhibition!) Read more
Marianne Straub, who was at the forefront of industrial and commercial textile design throughout the 20th Century and championed the use of science and technological advancements in aesthetic design, studied weaving mechanics at Bradford Technical School in 1936. Read more
Stan Topliss, optician and author, who was instrumental in raising the status of Ophthalmic Dispensing internationally, was a former student and lecturer at Bradford Technical College. Read more
Scientific Heroes runs daily from Wednesday 7th September to Thursday 15th September (including Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September).
Opening times 10 am to 4 pm at the weekend, 10am until 4.30pm each day.