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Annihilating Space & Time: 150 years of Transatlantic Telecommunication.
Mon 5 September 2016, 09:15 – 18:00 BST
A one-day conference to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first successful Transatlantic telegraph cable. Speakers and topics, first presentaion at 09:45:
Stewart Ash: The First Steps – Joining the Dots & Dashes.
Nigel Linge: Encircling the globe.
Donard de Cogan: From Mirror Galvanometer to Telex: how they increased the bit rate of telegraph cables.
John Moyle: Looking for a Needle in a Haystack - Locating causes of malfunction in Victorian submarine telegraph cables.
Ron Shearer: An urgent message: North America’s obsession with the Atlantic Cable.
Jacob Ward: The Politics of Automating the Telephone Network in Post- WWII Britain
Keith Schofield: Submarine cable protection and security in the modern world
Derek Cassidy: Submarine networks, the next stage in their evolution.
Followed by a Reception at 18:00
Ticket price includes all refreshments during the day.
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