THE EVOLUTION OF TELEVISION FROM BAIRD TO THE DIGITAL AGE
This event will be a ‘celebration’ of the first public demonstration of television in January 1926 at 22 Frith Street London by John Logie Baird, which was attended by some 40 members of the Royal Institution (RIGB). A formal unveiling of an IEEE History Milestone Plaque to mark this achievement will take place at the Bar-Italia coffee shop in Frith Street on 26th January 2017, which is where the 1926 demonstration took place. The event at RIGB on 27th January will cover all of Baird’s TV inventions, setting them into the context of prior and subsequent TV inventions and developments.
Event is free to attend but by invitation only, with sponsorship including the IEEE Life Members Affinity Group, and IEEE Broadcast Technology, Consumer Electronics and Communications Societies.. Anyone is welcome to come to Frith Street to watch the unveiling on the previous day, expected to be at about 1400.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No ID is required, we encourage young people with an interest and some knowledge of science, technology and engineering to consider attending. The morning programme will be a general overview of J LBaird's inventions and contributions, and their context, the afternoon will be more technically specialised and we expect some attendees to leave after lunch.. Anyone wishing for more than the 4 tickets per order allowed (such as teachers planning to bring a school group) is advised to contact the organisers directly
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking in London is very difficult, and so use of Public Transport is advised: nearest Underground station is Green Park (and Piccadilly Circus station is not far away).
What can I bring into the event?
There will be a cloakroom available, but leaving items of high value is not recommended, and items are left at own risk.